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Grassroots group closer to sheltering homeless

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Soon after wrapping up the latest in a series of meetings to establish a winter homeless shelter, the Rev. Gary Dittman prodded a pastor from another Lincolnton church to officially commit his sanctuary to the cause. “Our members are in support, but right now, it’s just the logistics more than…

Needlepoint expert proud of stocking work

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Christmas is a special time of year for Dot Keener. She gets to show off the stockings she’s needlepointed from scratch, one for each family member. “I’ve been doing this for many years,” said Keener of her hobby. Keener says she’s been doing needlepoint for over 30 years. She remembers…

Associate of the Year

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This dog became man’s best friend

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Sgt. Max Garner Jr. of the Virginia National Guard was never a big fan of lap dogs. The Lincolnton native, who joined the Guard in the 1980s after moving to Virginia to work for what was then Heafner Tire, did have two German shepherds. But they were old and had…

Around Town 12/14/2007

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BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School will have a board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincolnton Campus, 133 Eagle’s Nest Road, Lincolnton. For more information, call Robin Harwood at the Denver campus at (704) 483-6611. HOME SCHOOL PLAY The Lincoln County Home School Educators will present a student…

Dream is reality at Color Me Pretty

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Business owner Michelle Leotta had a childhood dream of opening her own boutique. Her dream became reality in 2006. Leotta took a chance and opened Color Me Pretty, a boutique, cosmetic sales and hair salon. She previously worked for Clinique and told her friends about her dream of opening a…

Opening up

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Friends showcase handmade work

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An empty house on Cedar Street in Lincolnton has been filled with unique, local gifts just in time for Christmas. The Last Picasso, an art sale located at 202 N. Cedar St., features folk art, pottery, woodwork, handmade ornaments and pillows, paintings and much more. “These are local things that…

Library hosts pajama party

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Children and their parents are invited to bring their pajamas and holiday cheer Monday to the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton. A Christmas Bedtime Story Hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include food, prizes and classic Christmas tales. “’Tis the season to visit the library,” said Mary…

60th anniversary

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Ernest and Bessie Leigh of Boger City celebrated their 60thh anniversary Dec. 12. They were married Dec. 12, 1947 at the Alexis home of the Rev. L.A. McClure. They have a son, Todd Leigh of Lincolnton. He is retired as owner and president of Lincoln Builders Inc. She is a…