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Furniture making a lifelong passion

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Hal Holmstrom was first introduced to woodworking in 1948 in a junior high school class, and he’s been doing it ever since. Hal has made “doo dads” and cradles, easels and cabinets. He spends most of his time these days creating stools and chairs in his garage studio on Country…

Man donates $2,000, called ‘Christmas angel’

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An anonymous man went into Rutherford Electric Company in Lincolnton Tuesday with $2,000 and a generous spirit. “He helped 14 different families that otherwise, their power would have been disconnected,” said Linda Garner, an office service representative. “He was a Christmas angel to those people.” The man had called the…

Jingle Bell Run to raise needed funds

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The Lincoln Family YMCA’s Jingle Bell Run is open to everyone. “We have families, children, adults, men and women,” said Rosemary Suss, membership and wellness director at the YMCA. “We actually have a few folks who have dogs and run with them.” The 5k and one-mile fun run take place…

50th Anniversary

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Renovations to boost safety at technology school

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The Lincoln County School of Technology will be safer for students following a renovation that will take place during winter break. The school’s woodworking shop does not meet the state’s recommendation of being between 2,500 to 3,000 square feet. Instead, it is around 500 square feet. The students also do…

Around Town 12/16/2009

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COAT/SWEATER DRIVE SAM Outreach and El Shaddai Full Gospel Church are accepting donations for their coat and sweater drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. New or lightly used clothing may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Friday at SAM’S Outreach, located at 114-B…

50th anniversary

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Louis and Barbara McConnell of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Oct. 18 at Boger City Baptist Church. They are the parents of Julie Spake of Lincolnton and the late Todd McConnell and wife Darlene. Grandchildren are Lauren Putnam and her husband Bradley and Andrea McConnell. Great-grandchild is Kirsten Leigh Putnam.…

50th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Burgin W. Goodson of Maiden celebrated their 50th anniversary Nov. 25. They are the parents of Kermit and Diane Goodson of Maiden and Yvonne Cromer of Lincolnton. Grandchildren are John Comer III, Linda C. Goodson, Laura Cromer, Emily Walmsley and Amy Hauck. Great-grandchildren are Matthew Goodson, Daniel…

Donations aid Christian Ministry

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is in the midst of its Christmas fundraising drive. The ministry provides emergency services to those in need. It also has a soup kitchen, a home meals delivery service and a nursing home ministry. The following donations have been made: n Boger City United Methodist…

Students brave cold weather to fight cancer

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Lincoln Charter School Students participated in the Talon Challenge “game ball run” for several reasons. Victoria Morgan, a sophomore, did it for her grandmother and grandfather, who died of lung and liver cancers, and her other grandmother, a breast cancer survivor. Sophomore Elena Fea, a member of the cross country…