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New before-and-after-school care business came from pastor’s vision

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A new childcare program, focused on providing reasonable rates and quality care, has opened in Lincolnton. The Alpha & Omega Before and After School Program, known as Alpha & Omega for short, has recently opened at Without Walls Deliverance Center next week. Although the childcare facility is separate from the…

Middle school students learning to love running

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When Lincolnton Middle School teacher Brian Soash was a middle school student himself, he gave running a try. “I was awful,” Soash said. His coach agreed and told Soash’s parents “Some people are runners and some people are not, and your son is not a runner.” Soash found those words…

4-H students take learn the art of wool

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Home-schooled students pressed water onto wool in hopes of creating colorful felt purses Tuesday. “To some people, it may be a lost art, but there are still people who value it,” said April Dillon, 4-H director. The wool art class was taught by 71-year old Charlene Hager, who has been…

LTG adds three days of auditions

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild will be holding a second round of auditions for its upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Auditions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, located at 403 E. Main Street in Lincolnton. Organizers are seeking…

Students gather shoes for Haitians

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Lincolnton Middle School students raised 500 shoes in two weeks to help the relief effort in Haiti. The students exceeded their 300-shoe goal. At the start of the project, students and staff were shown a picture of a Haitian child with shoes made from soda bottles and twine. Shoes collected…

Aldridges featured at bluegrass festival

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The sweethearts of bluegrass now have a Lincoln County music festival named after them. “We want the festival to grow along with everything we’re doing,” said Darin Aldridge. The Darin and Brooke Aldridge Bluegrass Festival will take place today and tomorrow at 5799 Coot Williams Road. It’s the festival’s third…

Around Town 4/9/2010

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BARBECUE The Iron Station Church of God, located at 5467 N.C. 27 E., will have a barbecue fundraiser until 2 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. TICKET SALES The Caremor Family Pharmacy Relay for Life team will begin pre-sales Saturday for a race at the…

All Points Realty finding location makes a difference

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All Points Realty broker-in-charge Sheila Rudisill has seen how the company`s move is making a difference in the community. The full-service residential and commercial real estate firm moved last month from 233 1/2 E. Main St. to 117 E. Main St. last. All Points was at its former location for…

New meaning to ‘pass in the grass’ for off-road racers

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Bud Karriker is determined to beat his son, Ken, in a good, old-fashioned riding lawnmower race. “That’s who I am going after this year,” the 69-year-old said. “He knocked me out of first place racing in Clover, South Carolina. He’s going to pay for it.” A Denver resident, Karriker, and…

Anderson returns from church-building trip to Laos

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In February, Will Anderson spent three weeks building a church for the needy in Southeast Asia. He is already planning a trip back to Laos, a poor landlocked country with inadequate infrastructure and a largely unskilled workforce. But when Anderson returns this summer, he will be joined by members of…