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Lessons taught in `Parenting Matters` class

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It’s easy enough to become a parent, but learning the proper way to care for a child can be challenging. “We don’t come into the world knowing how to be a parent. No one does,” said Melinda Houser with the Cooperative Extension, who teaches the class “Parenting Matters.” The eight-week…

Sons of Confederate Veterans Scholarship winner

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Around Town 4/21/2006

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POKER RUN CANCELED Due to possible inclement weather, the Red Cross Poker Run set for Saturday will be rescheduled at a later date yet to be announced. GOSPEL SINGING There will be gospel singing by Tri-City from Alabama at 11 a.m. Sunday at Spirit Life Praise and Worship Center (formerly…

Golf Outing

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce announces its annual spring membership golf outing takes place Wednesday, May 3 at the Lincoln Country Club. Registration begins 10 a.m. with lunch to follow at 11 a.m. Tee-off starts at noon. Cost is $65 for members/$70 for non-members. Registration by individual handicap only,…

Lincolnton resident named home health award winner

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DALLAS – Two Gaston College nursing faculty are recipients of the Home Health Endowment for Nursing Faculty Enrichment Award through the Gaston College Foundation. Recently Janet Arthurs, RNC, MSN nursing instructor, and Sharon Starr, RN, MSN Coordinator of Evening Nursing Programs, received a $500 award each. The Home Health Endowment…

East Lincoln may get a YMCA

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David Clark remembered his daughter, Sally, called him around 1 a.m. after the Duke-Connecticut game on Palm Sunday in 2004. “She had called me from her brother’s apartment,” said Clark. “I remember waking up about an hour later and realizing she wasn’t home.” Clark said that Sally, along with her…

Music, props turns mime upside down

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Many people believe mimes to be whitefaced, silent performers. Hardin Minor of Charlotte thinks differently. Last Monday at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library in Denver, Minor performed in front of about 20 people in a program called Omimeo (pronounced oh-mime-e-oh), or what Hardin calls “mime turned upside down.” In his…

Future site of active-adult community has historical significance from 1780s

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The future site of Denver’s new active-adult community, Carolina Ridge by Del-Webb at Ingleside, has historical significance according to county historian Darrell Harkey. Recently, Harkey spent a day with representatives from Pulte Homes touring the old Clark Property. The 600 acres across from East Lincoln High School will be home…

A special treat for senior citizens Sunday

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Uptegraft(left) sings to a couple of the residents. Her younger sister, Jaymi, 7, sings “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Chris Dean / LTN Photos…

Around Town 4/19/2006

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QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center for their monthly meeting. The program will be “Trunk Show” by Jean Funderburk, who will also provide helpful hints and tips for quilting. Visitors are always welcome. DABA NETWORK LUNCHEON The Denver Area Business…