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Older Americans Week celebrated by seniors

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Lincoln County senior citizens celebrated Older Americans Week with games, fellowship and food. “All us seniors, we do things whether we’re laughed at or not. We’re just out for the fun of it,” said Willena Rhyne, a participant. “We have to do this to stay young.” The Older Americans celebration…

Helping Hands holds open house

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The Helping Hands Health Clinic held an open house Tuesday in the lobby of the Murphy Cronland Medical Building, which houses the local clinic. Helping Hands was one of 79 clinics in North Carolina that participated in a Statewide Open House sponsored by the North Carolina Free Clinics Foundation. For…

Class teaches quilting technique

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The art of sewing and quilting is not lost. Kids can learn a little about sewing and quilting through a Raggedy Reverse Quilting class offered through the Lincoln County 4-H. The class will be taught by the designer of the technique, Kim DeNault. The Raggedy Reverse Quilting technique cuts through…

Projects teach citizenship for Pumpkin Center pupils

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Kim Dodgin is teaching third- and fifth-graders at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School about citizenship through projects for younger children. The third-graders are making a video for the second-graders at Pumpkin Center Primary School to reassure the younger children about moving to “the other side.” The fifth-graders are helping illustrate a…

POETRY COFFEEHOUSE

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Chris Dean / LTN Photos Mikayla McDowell (left), a fifth-grade student in Caroline Cunningham’s class at Kiser Intermediate School, reads one of the poems she wrote for the class’ poetry coffeehouse. Music teacher Leslie Eunis (right) played the guitar as students read. Fifth-grader Amber Alber shows her class a concrete…

Church’s First Ladies group stays active through fellowship

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When most people think of first ladies, names like Martha Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln and Laura Bush probably come to mind. Yet there’s a whole group of first ladies right here in Lincolnton. They’re the First Ladies of First Presbyterian Church, and, while they don’t hang out at the White…

Around Town 5/2/2008

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FUNDRAISER Howards Creek Community Center will hold its annual yard sale, bake sale and silent auction 7 a.m. until noon on May 3. Proceeds will be used for building and grounds maintenance. Beverages will be available for sale. The center is five miles west of Lincolnton off N.C. 27 and…

Resource officer does multiple duties

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“We do more then just walk around a school all day,” said Seth Bailey, school resource officer at North Lincoln High School. Bailey says that he is not only an officer but a law-related counselor and teacher. “Our job is to prevent child [delinquents] from close contact with students and…

Around Town—Church Briefs

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GOSPEL CONCERT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church will have a gospel concert 7 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. The concert will feature Lee Fortune. Please bring a snack to share. For more information, call Barry Long at (704) 735-7515. BIBLE STUDIES St. John’s Lutheran Church, 310…

Superintendent holds up project

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Gary Dellinger wants to build a 125-acre development, but because the school superintendent will not approve it, Dellinger cannot move forward. Before the Adequate Public Facilities Program was approved in 2007, only the Lincoln County Planning Board – and possibly the Board of Commissioners if the development included a large…