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Fashion divas formed at academy

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Anyone who’s looking to get pampered from head to toe and still stay on a budget needs look no further than the Cosmetic Arts Academy in Lincolnton. “Anybody and everybody is welcome as a customer,” said Kathy Pitman, instructor. Need a haircut complete with a shampoo? Five dollars please. Looking…

Cubs Scouts` Day Of Fun

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Honoring Martin Luther King

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At a breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, speaker O.T. Tomes chats with Michael Hill of Providence Baptist Church (above). Bill Walker (right) helps himself to some fruit. Walker was honored for his service during a program held in the evening. Sarah Grano / LTN Photos…

Amateur competition on exhibit

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Images of waterfalls, flowers, smiling children and old men in cowboy hats have filled the Cochrane and Carolina Mills Galleries at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Blue ribbons sit under the most impressive photographs, signifying the winners of the Lincoln Arts Council’s 2005 Amateur Photography Competition. Joseph Brymer, a local photographer,…

86th Birthday

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Special Olympians go for the gold

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Hundreds of adults and children will descend on three Lincoln County schools this weekend to compete in a Special Olympics basketball tournament. North Lincoln High School, Pumpkin Center Middle School and East Lincoln High School will all host games starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. A pep band will entertain…

Within The Week

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You better act quick; this delicious spring weather isn’t going to last long what with it being January and all, and now is an excellent time to take the kids to the playground or park or shed some of those holiday pounds at the nearest tennis and basketball courts. One…

Pie free for all coming to Lincolnton

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Anyone who’s a fan of free pie needs to mark Jan. 20 on their calendar. On that day, pies large and small, sweet and salty will be lined up on tables in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Oh there are all kinds of pie,” said Pinkie Mosteller, a member…

Honoring cancer survivors

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After his won battle with kidney cancer, a Lincolnton local designed a purple heart to be worn by survivors of the war on cancer. “I think it’s something you ought to be proud of,” said Tony Setzer, co-owner of Gas Station Antiques in Lincolnton. “It is a war.” Setzer received…

Christian singer has secret smile

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She loves to sing, and she loves the stage, but this 19-year-old Christian music singer’s favorite part of performing is praising God. “I like the ministry aspect,” said Laura Mosteller, a bank teller and Gaston College student. “I don’t think there’s anything better than seeing somebody ‘God bless’ somebody else…