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Schools kick off kindergarten registration

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Kindergarten registration has kicked off for Lincoln County Schools. Between now and March 5, parents must register their children at their future schools. “We’re just looking forward to having the new upcoming kindergarten students,” said Glenda Walker, elementary director for Lincoln County Schools. “And our kindergartens are absolutely a great…

Students raise funds for Haitian children

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The students in Regina Young’s class at Norris Childers Elementary School may only be in the third grade, but they understand that something terrible happened in Haiti, and they wanted to do what they could to help. “They’re very concerned,” Young said. “They’ve seen a lot of things on TV…

Local church members give hands-on support

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The Hope for Haiti Orphanage has a 10-year history with Lincoln County and since Haiti’s recent earthquake, the connection has grown stronger. “Once you go, you’re never the same,” said Scott Mann, pastor of New Vision Ministries in Lincolnton. Mann made his fourth trip to the orphanage in Ouanaminthe, Haiti…

Senior pottery show on display through March 12 at Lincoln Cultural Center

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The clay creations of Lincoln County seniors are now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “This is really special because it’s introducing them to art,” said Marti Hovis, director of the Lincoln County Senior Center. “Some of them have never experienced pottery before.” Seniors had the opportunity to take…

Kaplan opens Sweet Melodies in Denver

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Glenna Kaplan used to make homemade candy with her father as a child. Now, she has turned that hobby into a business with her daughter, Meggan. The duo has opened Sweet Melodies, an old-fashioned candy shop with specialty coffees, fruit smoothies and music accessories. “We have been tossing around having…

Denver couple hosts Afghan girl during medical treatment

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A Denver couple is helping restore the life of an Afghan child fighting a deadly disease. Last summer, Khaleda Nader, now 11, lived with Amanda and Mike Assell through Solace for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and dental care to needy children in Afghanistan. Khaleda was living in…

East Lincoln Christian Ministry brings meals into residents’ homes

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Eva Sherrill got an early Valentine’s Day surprise. On Friday, East Lincoln Christian Ministry volunteer Joni Bloomquist delivered hot meals to Sherrill, 90, and her two children, who both have health problems. As an extra treat, Bloomquist handed Sherrill Valentine’s cards and baskets filled with candy. “They are always surprising…

Around Town 2/17/2010

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LENTEN SERVICES Daniels Lutheran Church will hold Lenten Services at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. CREATION SEMINAR Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 1139 Oak Grove Church Road, will hold a creation seminar at 7 p.m. tonight. For more information, call (704) 735-9069. ASH WEDNESDAY Asbury…

Lowder students get nutrition boost through federal grant

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The students at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School have been enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables all year and have recently added a universal breakfast to their nutritious schedules. “Research shows that children who have nourishing food throughout the day can focus better,” said Leigh Guth, an extension agent. “So we…

Around Town 2/15/2010

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NUTRITION PROGRAM Nancy Satterwhite, an RD at Carolina Medical Center – Lincoln will present the heart healthy program, “Healthy Diet doesn’t come in a Pill” from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the multi-cultural room of the East Lincoln Community Center. For more information, call (704) 736-8811. GRIEF WORKSHOP Hospice and Palliative…