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Around Town 11/7/2008

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SYMPHONY MEETING The Lincoln Chapter of the North Carolina Symphony will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Chapter President Joe Lampron asks that all officers and board members be present. CHORAL CONCERT The Celebrate America 2008 Lincoln County Home School Educators Choral Concert will be…

Friends go into the business of blinds

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Chris Hughes and David Bryant first became friends working at Ethan Allen. Then, they became business partners. Hughes and Bryant started New Vision Window Fashions a few months ago. And they still work together at Ethan Allen. “We’re just really getting started,” Bryant said of the pair’s business, which they…

One-woman show features wide variety

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Landscapes, still lifes and portraits of those both living and dead have filled the galleries at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. “The Many Faces of Art,” a one-woman show, will run through Dec. 31. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the…

From kung-fu to styling

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John Tanner isn’t your typical hair stylist. He does hair, but he also does kung-fu. “It kind of goes against everything I ever did,” John, who owns Nu-Image Salon with his wife, Denise, said of being a stylist. The couple has owned the salon, located at 1573 N. Aspen St.…

‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed at Citizens Cen-ter this December

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Lincoln County may soon have a new Christmas tradition – a children’s performance of “The Nutcracker.” “It’s a Christmas classic. Even people who don’t dance or have any interest in ballet will take their children to ‘The Nutcracker,’” said Kelly Barker, one of the organizers. Lincoln County dance studios Starstruck,…

New Senior Services director named

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Marti Hovis is enjoying her new job as director of Lincoln County Senior Services. “I just felt like it was the next step,” said Hovis, who worked as program and services coordinator for five and a half years. “I’m excited. It’s kind of scary too because there’s more responsibility.” Hovis’…

Area students collecting coats for those in need

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Area students are working to ensure everyone stays warm this winter. East Lincoln Middle School, along with the four county high schools, is sponsoring a coat drive in coordination with the United Way of Lincoln County. Coats will be collected through Nov. 13. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov.…

Program honors caregivers

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Present and past caregivers were honored Tuesday at Candlelight Reflections, which was presented by the Lincoln County Senior Center. “You feed them. You take care of them, but if you can bring a ray of hope in somebody’s life, you’re really doing the Lord’s work,” Doug Mayes, the event’s guest…

Professor presents program on Islam at Denver library

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On Monday, area residents will have the opportunity to educate themselves on a subject about which many may have misconceptions: the Islamic religion. Dr. Fasih Ahmed, a professor of sociology and social work at North Carolina A&T State University, will present a program on Islam at 6:30 p.m. at the…

Ready. Set. Hope.

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