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Selph to host arts, literary event

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After moving back to Lincolnton in Fall 2009, Katie Henderson Selph wanted to continue her tradition of hosting art and literary events at her home. On Saturday, Selph will host an event featuring local crafts and a poetry reading by former Lincolnton resident, Linda Annas Ferguson. Selph, who owned an…

Methodists organize community ‘impact’

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Hundreds of Lincoln County residents will spend their Saturday working to serve others and impact their community. “Not only do we want to remind our church members that it’s a good thing to leave the church grounds to be out and about in service to others, but we also believe…

Cleanup planned at historic school

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The Lincoln County Coalition of Churches hopes to turn Oak Lawn School into a multicultural resource center. “It’s supposed to be a one-stop shop,” said George Creed, a member of the coalition. “We’re going to have everything.” Coalition members plan for the center to one day provide resources addressing crime,…

Barefoot inducted into North Caroliniana Society

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Dan Barefoot, a historian, author and Lincolnton resident, has been inducted into the North Caroliniana Society. The society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of North Carolina. It has only 200 members. “Many of the people in the society have been my heroes from the time…

Around Town 6/2/2010

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SUMMER CAMPS The N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a Science Fair Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at hteh Lincoln County 4-H Office in the Citizens Center and a Science Camp for ages 9-12, Aug. 9-13 at The Schiele Museum in Gastonia. The deadline to register is…

Bat Cave owners hope facility will hit a home run

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Baseball and softball athletes needing to squeeze in some extra practice time now have a place to go in Lincoln County. Doug McCurry opened The Bat Cave, an 11,000-square-foot indoor baseball and softball training facility, March 1. “I saw a need for a training facility for players to utilize year…

Adult women conclude first season of recreation hoops

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Lincoln County Parks and Recreation was ending its first adult women’s basketball season with a championship game. It was down to the Newton Flames Old School and The Give & Go. The players, a sea of orange and pink T-shirts, took their places on the court last week. Within seconds,…

Denver woman helped train dogs graduating in prison program

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Denver resident Bonnie O’Rourke knows how strong the bond can get between a dog and his handler. She watched a special bond unfold between Gaston Correctional Center inmate Heath Carroll and dogs Payton and Oliver as part of the New Leash on Life program. “He really takes pride in taking…

Ministry adds new programs with move into larger space

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Mount Moriah Summit’s new space is allowing owners Suzanne and John Fish to offer more programs. Four months ago, the nonprofit ministry moved from 1612 N. Hwy. 16 to 1258 N. Hwy. 16 in Denver. The ministry now occupies the former Triangle Ace Hardware building. In addition to the retail…

Skating away

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