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Adoption celebrated

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will celebrate adoption Saturday and the entire community is invited to share in food, games and fun. “You don’t have to be interested in fostering or adoption to attend,” said Sandy Kennedy, supervisor of foster care and adoptions at the DSS. “Everybody, no…

Son plans Rockin for Cochran

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After running a 5K race during the Apple Festival with his daughter, the Lincoln County Apple Queen, Perry Cochran, a state trooper, suffered a stroke. He went to the hospital that Saturday night and went home the next day. On Monday, he suffered a major stroke that left him temporarily…

Fall field trips

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Students at Learning Land Children’s Center have had a busy fall. Above, from left to right Daven Hall, Isaiah McKibben, Kyle Scanlon, Alexander Vaughn, Nathaniel Shook, Jessica Parker, David Williams, Dada Viera-Lewis, Larissa Vanicek, Jencie Ewing, Serenity Hope, Makala Rath and Shelby Richardson visit Sparky the firehouse dog who taught…

Youth recipe contest focuses on North Carolina products

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What’s your favorite North Carolina food product? Choose from these four categories and prepare a dish from commercially grown food products in North Carolina: fruit, vegetable, bread or dairy. Prizes will be awarded in three different age groups: 9-12, 13-15 and 16-18 years old. Awards, which include a $100 savings…

50th reunion

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Winning colors

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Middle schoolers develop character

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For the middle school students at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus, building character is as important as building vocabulary. The students have been organized into nine advisory groups, each with a singular aim. “They all have the same purpose, to meet the social, emotional and organizational needs of the kids,”…

Around Town 10/31/2007

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FALL FESTIVAL Unity Baptist Church will hold a fall festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church at 326 N. Aspen St. There will be games and candy. The public is invited. TRUNK OF TREATS Trinity Lutheran Church will have a kid-friendly meal, Bible-based books, door prizes and trunks…

Grand opening

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Art work leaves time for other things

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Kristin Lacy is a part-time artist. But she’s a full-time mom, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The Lincolnton native says she didn’t study art in school, but was always artistic. “I just liked to play,” said Lacy. Lacy says both her maternal grandmother and an uncle on…