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Arts Council’s Art About Town still growing

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County decided two and a half years ago that if the people wouldn’t come to the art, then the art would have to go to the people. “We had trouble getting people into the galleries,” said Brian Cooke, a member of the Arts Council of…

Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church now welcoming new members

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Members of Lincolnton’s first stand-alone cowboy church worship under the wide-open sky, sitting in lawn chairs wearing blue jeans. “There’s church people – people who have been in traditional church, who just like the atmosphere,” said Harvey Gates, pastor, of his congregation. “There are people who are looking for something…

Ordination

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Chorus plans feast of food and music

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West Lincoln High School’s chorus will be presenting a feast of food and music 7 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The show is called Raised on Radio and will include many recognizable songs. “It’s going to be any radio hit from any time,” said Tim Ottinger, chorus…

Around Town 3/17/2010

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BARBECUE Denver Wesleyan Church, located at 2381 N.C. 16 N., will have a barbecue benefit from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. The meal will be available for dine-in or carry-out. For more information, call (704) 483-0469. AARP MEETING The Lincoln County AARP Chapter 2682 will meet at Noon, Thursday…

Sunday matinee of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ a real gas

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The show must go on… unless there’s a gas leak. That’s what I learned this Sunday. You drop a line? The show must go on. A giant chunk of the star’s hair was just burnt off with a curling iron? The show must go on. The lead actress breaks her…

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Safari Miles to host Casino Night to fight cancer

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Cancer has affected many people that Mike and Penny Fotinos know — from family to friends to co-workers. The couple’s experience with cancer has prompted them to host Casino Night at their Denver restaurant, Safari Miles, Saturday night. The evening will start at 5 p.m. with a wine tasting ($10…

St. Patrick’s Day at St. James Elementary

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ABOVE: St. James Elementary School students in Emily McHardy’s first-grade class spend Tuesday afternoon making leprechaun traps to catch the wee Irish fairies in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Cameron Lamp (left) and Justin Luckman use a straw to prop open their box. BELOW: Paulie Monengay (left) and Aliyah Frias…

Martial arts teacher joins forces with gymnastics academy

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Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy is partnering with Martial Arts Training Institute (MATI) to teach people of all ages how to defend themselves in an unexpected and dangerous situation. Master Scott Hartsell will be teaching the style of Shorinji Kempo Karate at Lake Norman Gymnastics. He is also the chief instructor…