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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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Candlelit ceremony celebrates Christmas

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Candle light and Christmas carols will fill the First United Methodist Church on Sunday evening during its 26th annual Christmas Lovefeast. The Moravian ceremony will feature dieners, or servers, in traditional dress handing out creamy coffee and lovefeast buns. Prayer, singing and the passing of lighted candles complete the evening.…

Lions Club hosts party for blind

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Members of the Lincolnton Lions Club broke bread with Lincoln County residents who are legally blind. Over 100 people were invited to the Saturday afternoon Christmas luncheon. Invited guests were allowed to bring one person with them. Lauren Ashley Elmore (right) invited her grandmother, Faye Warlick. Sarah Grano / LTN…

Christmas play teaches lessons

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Behind the scenes of the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is a whirlwind of angel wings, choir robes and 35 rowdy children. “Sometimes I don’t feel like I’m a director, I feel like I’m a child wrangler,” said Andrea Tripodi, the play’s director. All this youthful excitement,…

60th Anniversary

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Students` posters promote peace

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On display at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton are the 20 “most-outstanding” entries from Lincoln County in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This Year’s theme was “Give Peace a Chance.” Hannah Bunzey, a student at the Denver campus of Lincoln Charter School, received first place for her…