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Lincoln Cultural Center features pottery exhibit

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The hand-built pottery of Lincoln County seniors is now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The artists saw their work for the first time at an opening reception held Wednesday at the center. “Wow,” said Sheila Mickey, an artist, of the final product. “Never in my wildest dreams did…

Seniors celebrate

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Lincoln County seniors celebrated Valentine’s Day early Thursday with food, music and fun. Above, local bluegrass musicians take the stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center auditorium. Right, Josiah Bova, field operations manager for the North Carolina Senior Health Insurance Information Program, gives advice on saving money on prescription…

Around Town 2/13/2009

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BUDGET MEETING The mayor and city council will hold a budget work session beginning 1 p.m. today in the council chambers of City Hall, 114 W. Sycamore St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss funding requests from several organizations. For more information, call Donna Flowers, city clerk at…

Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s Kidz Klub will meet 6-8 p.m. this evening in the Family Life Center. Dinner will be served followed by crafts and a presentation by the Bluemoon Puppets. For more information, contact Patty Crow at (704) 820-9878 or davidandpattycrow@netzero.net, Janet Howard at (704) 827-9417,…

Price is Right helps victims of child abuse

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For a $10 ticket, you could win prizes worth more than $1,000 and help fight child abuse. The Price is Right for Fighting Child Abuse will take place 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “It’s a lot of excitement,” said Mike Milholland, who will be…

Giving a unique gift

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For those tired for giving roses and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, the Last Picasso presents an interesting alternative — singing valentines. “It’s more a funny, comical thing than it is a serious thing,” said Kimberly Travis, who, along with Lessie Williams, is organizing the fundraiser. The Last Picasso, a gift…

Auction in April

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Alleged beating over bad grades gets dad arrested

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A southwestern Lincoln County man, accused abusing his son, was arrested Tuesday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators. The 48-year-old suspect is accused of beating his 13-year-old son because of alleged bad grades in school, Sheriff’s Detective Steve Grinnell reported. The suspect was taken into custody after authorities followed up a…

Church, school team up to share food

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As they are for many others, times are tough for Misty Sletcher. In September, the mother of two kids lost her job at Denver dog boarding and grooming business, a casualty of the tough economy. While the bills still pile up, there is at least one bright spot. She knows…

Next generation in a family’s military tradition

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Before, it was father to son. Now it’s soldier to soldier. That’s how Denver resident and soon-to-be Lt. Col. in the North Carolina National Guard, Joe DiPento, describes his redefined relationship with stepson Eddie Guzman, after swearing in the 19-year-old last Saturday in Ft. Jackson, S.C. Guzman, a freshman at…