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Elvis tribute show will benefit crime-stoppers

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With just days until the Elvis Holiday Tribute Show, program coordinator Mary Wright said tickets are still available but are “going fast.” Ryan Pelton, along with Grammy Award-winning Gospel group, the Imperials will headline the Nov. 29 event at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center. “We have already sold about…

New gift shop opens in Cultural Center

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The Lincoln Cultural Center’s gift shop has a new look, a new name and new owners. The Last Picasso had its grand opening Tuesday. The newly-privatized shop is owned by Lincoln County artists Kae Wright and Dene Smith. “We can be good for the Cultural Center and the Cultural Center…

Girls set to sing national anthem

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All of Gardner-Webb University’s basketball games will be opened with the voices of students from Lincolnton’s Amazing Grace Music Academy. “They’re filling the bill for the whole season,” Sharon Atkinson, owner of Amazing Grace, said. Nicolette Glaspey, Libby Henderson, Caitlin Reel, Leah Atkinson, Carson Sain and Danielle Flowers will be…

Abstract artist hosts open house

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A Lincolnton native is turning her childhood home into an art gallery this weekend. “It’s a magical place to me,” Selph said of the house, which was built by her grandfather the year she was born. “It always has been.” Katie Selph will be selling her own work as well…

Angel tree up at UW

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An angel tree decorated with tags, which feature the gender and ages of local teenagers in need, is now up at the United Way of Lincoln County. Local residents are asked to come by, pick a tag and purchase a present. This fundraiser is being organized by the Teen Board…

Benefit planned for association

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Michael and Racheal Christian of the Highlife Band will be performing with friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Cherryville. The Country Outlaw Guitar Jam will benefit the Horseman’s Association. The public is invited to join in on the playing. Musicians participating inclue Sonny Falls, Lindsey Castle, T.J.…

Youth group gives to ministry

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Rock Springs drama club set to ‘Paint the Town’

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The Rock Springs Elementary School drama club will present, Paint the Town December, on Dec. 18 at the school’s PTO assembly. Under the direction of Ms. Morris and Mrs. Blackwelder, drama students have been rehearsing for the last six weeks for the musical. The selections require them to sing in…

Oysters in hot water with Bethel Methodists

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Bethel United Methodist Church in Denver held its Oyster Stew Night last Saturday. According to Junior Barkley, a church member who helps organize the annual event, Oyster Stew Night has become a unique tradition at Bethel UMC. “I’m going to say it’s approximately 30 years,” Barkley said of how long…

Around Town 11/19/2008

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BAKE/CRAFT SALE Salem Baptist Church, Salem Church Road, Lincolnton, will have a bake, craft, gift and cut glass sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. SINGING Cross Reference, a southern gospel group from Kings Mountain, will perform 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist…