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Seasonal scenes provide an eye full

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A dedicated group of people make sure to keep Lincoln County festive during the holidays. Inflatable snowman, life size creches and a plethora of Christmas lights fill up neighborhood yards. Those who created the most impressive scenes have put a lot of time, money and labor into their decorations, and…

50th Anniversary

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Dean and Bonnie Brackett of Vale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 24. They have two children, Renee Brackett of Vale and Tonja McDonald of Huntersville. They have a granddaughter, Meagan McDonald of Huntersville. The family will celebrate with a Caribbean cruise.…

Kids prove they care

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It takes a lot of dedication to lick 700 card filled envelopes and travel the county to place every single one in the hands of a rest home resident. “We thought it would be nice to give everyone something at Christmas,” said Megan Avery, an 11-year-old Love Memorial Elementary School…

When Santa Claus came to town

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Santa Claus sat outside of his house in downtown Lincolnton for three weeks waving at passing traffic and learning the Christmas wishes of local children. If there was any doubt whether Lincolnton’s Santa was 100 percent real, all a child had to do was take a big tug on the…

50th Anniversary

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Santa Safety

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Santa Claus waves to the crowd at the Cat Square Christmas Parade. The jolly old elf encourages everyone to practice holiday safety this Christmas season. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

New young adult book touched with magic

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Jasmine Smith is a teenage witch living in modern day Salem, Mass. She has unruly hair, an “almost boyfriend” and a propensity to play with magic. She is also the star of “My Romantic Spell” and the creation of Rodney Robbins, a local author. In the novel, Jasmine attempts to…

Photography competition to accept entries

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Amateur photographers of Lincoln County need to take off those lens caps and get to clicking. The Lincoln Arts Council’s annual Amateur Photography Competition will accept entries on Jan 4 and 5. The show will open Jan. 9. “We have a lot of people around here who are wonderful amateur…

Surviving girl bullies, a rite of passage

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For many middle school girls, it’s all about expensive brand names, the thinnest body and the most sought after boyfriend. “There’s so much pressure to conform,” said Deb Harkey, a counselor at West Lincoln Middle School. “You would be amazed at the pressures for girls to have certain hairstyles, clothing,…

58th Anniversary

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