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Habitat for Humanity Restore expands

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Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County’s Restore is expanding. A new “annex” has been added to the Lincolnton store, which sells donated home items. “We’ve just outgrown what we had in the old building,” said Ren Johnson, affiliate manager of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County. The store now has…

Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church celebrates 100 years of faith

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In its 100 years of operation, Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church in Maiden has changed relatively little. “It’s not anything special,” said the Rev. Robert Combs, who has been at the church for four years. “It’s just an community of ordinary hard-working people who love their church and have used…

County notebook

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Below is a roundup of some of the issues covered by the Lincoln County commissioners during their meeting Monday, which were not addressed in Wednesday’s articles. Killian Creek use OK’d Commissioners unanimously accepted County Manager George Wood’s proposed sewer flow allocation policy for the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, which…

Truck’s weave linked to weed

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A Lincolnton man faces drug-related charges after deputies said they found more than 30 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop. A vehicle driven by Bradley Clifford Hunter, 22, was pulled over Monday on Buffalo Shoals Road for weaving in traffic, sheriff’s investigators said. When investigators requested consent to search…

Around Town 1/14/2009

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MUSIC CLASSES Emmanuel Reformed Church will hold music-reading classes for beginners 6:30 to 7 p.m. this evening. Classes will also be held Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 Adults are welcome to attend. PROGRAM St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 321 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, will prevent A Basic Exploration of Christianity in…

Women still make beauty a priority

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Even when their finances are limited, many women make space in their budgets for beauty. “Even though economic times are hard, we women will still do what we need to stay beautiful,” said Amy Brown, owner of Studio 220. “We’ll still get our staple cosmetics. We’ll still get our hair…

First eastside DSS office set to open

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It’s a small church office renovation with a big mission. Thursday marks the ribbon-cutting of a Social Services satellite office in east Lincoln County at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 N.C. 17, in Lowesville. It is the first social service office in the county to be established outside of…

Trailblazing in Denver

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A local church and bike shop have literally carved out a path to bring the popular sport of mountain biking for the first time to east Lincoln County. A handful of volunteers assisted Keith Isenberg — co-owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Bike and Skate Shop — on Sunday as…

Pastor launches Don’t Foul Out Academy

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Reaching out to youths in their formative years comes naturally to the Rev. Franklin Lowery. The pastor for Gold Hill Baptist Church in Lowesville will now have a new way to accomplish that goal. This Saturday, Lowery will launch the “Don’t Foul Out Academy,” 8-10 a.m. at the church, a…

Teacher’s function is integral to learning

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One-plus-one equals two awards in six years for Lincoln County teacher Libby Fletcher, who is again being honored for excellence in mathematics instruction. Fletcher — a 25-year math teacher and math department chair at North Lincoln High School — was presented in December with her second award since 2002 by…