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Violin lessons available

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The sweet and not-so-sweet sounds of children playing violin will soon fill First Methodist Church in downtown Lincolnton. An instructor from the Hickory School of the Arts will be teaching violin using the Suzuki technique Fridays beginning Sept. 12. “I knew that they had a satellite office in Morganton, so…

Thousands expected at Grape Stomp Festival

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Grapes will be stomped come rain or shine Saturday at WoodMill Winery in Vale. “We’re hoping it won’t rain,” Larry Cagle, the winery’s owner, said. “I don’t know what else we can do.” If the weather cooperates, Cagle estimates 6,000 to 8,000 people will attend the event. “Everybody’s wanting to…

Crafters of all ages enjoy rubber stamping

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The art of rubber stamping will be taught at the Lincoln County Senior Center beginning Monday night. “People use it for a lot of things – anything from stationary to cards, scrapbooking,” said Judy Hoell, the class instructor. “You can even rubber stamp your walls. You can rubber stamp your…

Miss Denver Pageant postponed

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The annual Miss Denver Pageant scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed to October 25. “Everything is exactly the same, the times, dates and location, but it’s just now on Oct. 25,” executive director of the pageant, Wendy Galle, said Thursday. “It was for some personal reasons we had to…

Jerry Lackey benefit reset

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The Burger ’n’ Dog Benefit to help cover medical expenses for Jerry Lackey’s kidney donation from Debbie Pope has been postponed until Saturday, Sept. 13 due to the possible effects of Tropical Storm Hanna. The benefit is still scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of…

Donors Choose helps teachers with supplies

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The school year has started and educators are looking for ways to get the supplies they need without breaking the bank. Through DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers can submit proposals for much-needed classroom materials. These projects are funded through the generosity of others. Donors Choose was started by social studies teacher,…

90th Birthday

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Clash of clergy raises money for ELCM

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On Aug. 23, a group of pastors got to play NASCAR driver for a day. The occasion was the fourth annual Clash of the Clergy, a fundraiser for East Lincoln Christian Ministry held at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley. “It went very well,” the Rev. Eric Reece, an ELCM clergy…

68th Anniversary

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East Lincoln hitter likes team’s chances

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Junior Katherine Dail or ‘Kat’ as she called by her teammates, has been waiting all summer for volleyball season to start. Now that it’s here things have changed and she finds herself wanting to excel at every opportunity she gets. The Mustangs got a new coach in the offseason forcing…