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Retired seniors stay active

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Just because people retire from work doesn’t mean they have to retire from life. Lincoln County Senior Services offers plenty of opportunities to keep seniors happy and active. “We just have so many groups,” Director Karen Leonhardt said of the organization, which is housed in the Lincoln County Senior Center…

Spelling It Out!

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Bond puts $5.7 million in high schools

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If the $44.6 million school bond passes on May 6, $5,742,300 will be split among the four high schools, with an expansion of East Lincoln’s cafeteria. Mainly, the three older schools need repairs. East Lincoln would receive the largest sum at $3,787,300, to be spent, aside from the expansion, on…

Stick women and abstract landscapes on display at Lincoln Cultural Center

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Gail Little (above) stands with one of her stick women. Left, Roger Steele (below), an abstract artist, talks to Rick Dudley at the opening of the two shows. Chris Dean / LTN Photo “Gloaming Into Dark” by Roger Steele is one of the prints on display. Chris Dean / LTN…

Pastor publishes book on authentic spirituality

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Dr. Charles Brown, who is retired from serving as senior pastor at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, believes people need more than ritual and routine to gain connection with God. Brown’s recently released book, “Papa’s Voice: Rekindling Your Relationship with Papa-God,” addresses people’s need for intimacy with the divine. “It’s…

YMCA honors dedicated volunteer

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A retired health and physical education teacher, Linda Harrill-Rudisill joined the Lincoln County Family YMCA to stay fit. She soon learned, however, that the organization was more than just a gym. “I realized that the overall purpose of the Y is to put Christian principals into practice through programs that…

First Presbyterian expands children’s outreach

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What began as the First Presbyterian Church inviting one teenage girl into its congregation has grown into much more. “It was one of those wonderful Holy Spirit things,” Rev. Claude Wilson-Stayton said of the church’s children’s outreach program. It all started when some members of the church started picking up…

Huge brush fire scorches 20 acres off Reepsville Road

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A massive brush fire kept local firefighters busy Wednesday afternoon. “Someone was burning brush and it just got away from them,” said Bob Scronce, former chief of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. “It ended up burning about 20 acres.” The fire, located behind Daniels Lutheran Church on Reepsville Road, took…

Former Lincolnton doctor convicted again in death of friend

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MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) – A former North Carolina doctor whose own attorney called him a liar and adulterer was convicted anew Thursday of murdering his best friend three decades ago so he could marry the friend’s wife. A jury convicted Dr. Stephen Scher, now 67, of first-degree murder in the…

Project Child Find identifies children with special needs

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Programs for children with special needs are available through Lincoln County Schools even if the child is too young to attend school. “Project Child Find” identifies infants through 21-year-olds with disabilities who may need special education or other services. The program targets children with special needs who are not receiving…