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Lifelong struggle leads to loving home

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Alex Childers had spent his whole life going from one foster home to the next, never settling into a safe and secure family. When he was 10 years old he had already lived in a Russian orphanage, been adopted into a neglectful home and spent time in both group foster…

Building Dedication

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Participating in the dedication of the McKendree UMC Fellowship Building on Nov. 14 were (from left to right) Rev. Patricia Lewis, Gastonia District Superintendent; Rev. Deval Mason, former pastor; Rev. Thomas Sigmon, WNC Conference Director of Correctional Ministries; Rev. Randy Powell, pastor and Rev. Joe Ervin, retired director of Church…

Seear recalls sights of a lifetime

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Physician retires from health dept. After resisting Nazis, going on whaling expeditions and providing aid in developing nations, a Lincoln County Health Department doctor is finally ready to retire. “Everything has to end,” said Torben Seear who has worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist with the Lincoln County Health Department…

Pipe organist to give smoking show

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The pied piper of the pipe organ is coming to Lincolnton promising both music and laughs. “He just has a very clever and fast paced presentation on how (the pipe organ) works and a very sparkling manner of playing,” said Daniel Hannemann, music minister at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Cj Sambach,…

`Funny Money` launders big laughs

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What do stolen money, a birthday celebration and a dead body have in common? Inquisitive minds can find the answer in the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s upcoming production of “Funny Money.” The play, written by Ray Cooney, has its main characters scampering all over the stage, dodging accusations and scheming to…

School Visitor

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Sid Luck from Seagrove, N.C. visited Iron Station Elementary School Nov. 4 to give small groups of students presentations of the process of shaping traditional pottery. He owns and runs Luck`s Ware Pottery in Seagrove where he welcomes visitors to watching him make traditional wheel- thrown pottery. Contributed Photo…

Art Winners Announced

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The Lincoln Arts Council has announced winners of the 2004 County-wide Art Show. Awards were given to winners during a ceremony Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Winners of this year’s competition are: Melanie Bell, first place Reginald Lanier, second place Andrea St. John, third place Honorable mentions were given…

60th Anniversary

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Four local teens prepare to compete

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CHARLOTTE — Four Lincoln County teens will be featured in the upcoming 57th Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade. Representatives from Lincolnton, North, East and West Lincoln high schools will first compete in the Pepsi Coronation and Awards Ceremony where the new Carrousel Queen will be crowned. The event will be held Wednesday,…

Dancing for Divinity

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The Liturgical Dance Ministry at Rock Hill United Methodist Church is growing in popularity. Ashley McLean, JarDearia McLean, Shaye McLean, Shasta Clinton, Crystal Bost and Jessica Shipp practiced Monday night for the upcoming recital. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo STANLEY — Young people at Rock Hill United Methodist Church have…