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West Lincoln Area Council holds grand opening

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Lions Club to host ‘Adopt-a-Duck Derby’

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Staff report The first Lincolnton Lions Club “Adopt-A-Duck-Derby” fundraiser will be held on May 22 in the Betty Ross Park swimming pool, located at 800 South Madison Street in Lincolnton. Prior to the event, the Lions will give individuals, businesses and corporations the opportunity to adopt one or more of…

BALLARD: What Mother’s Day means to me

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist All of us go to the various stores looking for Mother’s Day cards and gifts for this very special day. Each of us has or had a mother. Mine was a very caring, loving, Christian woman who had three special children. I miss her being a…

Author to hold book signing

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Staff report Author Paulette Ballard, a Lincoln Times-News guest columnist, will be signing her book “Unforgettable Moments” on Saturday in Lincolnton. The book signing will be held at Fausto Coffee at 116 N.E. Court Square from 8 a.m.-noon. For more information, email Ballard at pballardnc1029@gmail.com.…

BALLARD: Getting my first pedicure

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist At age 67 I went for my very first pedicure and I had no idea what I had been missing. Both our daughters get pedicures and I’ve heard them discussing how much they enjoy it. Our oldest daughter asked me to go with her once and…

Delta Sigma chapter of DKG holds monthly meeting

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The Delta Sigma chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society for key women educators, met April 23, 2015 at Boger City Methodist Church. The meeting began with the singing of “Happy Birthday” to celebrate the fifth birthday of the Delta Sigma chapter. Phyllis Tallent welcomed the members and guest…

Carillon’s ‘Jazz and Juleps’ event to raise funds for Arts Council

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Staff report Carillon Assisted Living of Lincolnton will host a Southern- themed event, “Jazz and Juleps On the Terrace,” to raise funds for the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Carillon invites guests to enjoy live jazz, mint juleps and hors d’oeuvres on its rose-filled trellis patio on Saturday from 2-4…

A rekindled lost love

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Amy Gardner told me her mother-in-law, Meredith Gardner, grew up in Florida. During those years she met a man named Fred Merckson. Their families were very close and planned activities together. Meredith and Fred were around each other frequently. They went through all of their elementary…

United Way to celebrate successes at annual meeting

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The United Way of Lincoln County will take a look back at its humble roots when it celebrates another year of success at its upcoming annual meeting. The organization will host the event from 6-8 p.m. on May 7 at Vesuvius Vineyards in…

Prayer Shawl Project a success

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