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Authors, photos sought for book on county

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Do you live or have you lived in Lincolnton, Denver, Lowesville, Iron Station, Long Shoals, Crouse, Boger City, Flay, Laboratory, Vale, Cats Square or any other community inside Lincoln County? If so, then the Lincoln County Historical Association needs your help. Together, with publishing firm Harris Connect, the association is…

Second annual Business Expo on Tuesday

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The second annual Business Expo kicks off Tuesday at 11 a.m., featuring many businesses in the Lincoln County area. “I hope everyone comes out,” said Jack Funk, expo committee chair. “It will be educational and beneficial.” The day-long event will be held at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center and…

New ministry helps wounded women

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Women of all races and religions deal with different obstacles — depression, unplanned pregnancies, abusive relationships and struggling marriages. When interacting in the outside world, however, many try to hide their suffering. “A lot of women are so bound up,” said Joeanne McSwain, a prophetess and co-founder of Women Ministries…

Sharing fellowship with nursing home residents

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Nursing home residents have known for the past 20 years that a visit from Betty Rhyne means Bible readings, inspirational stories and fellowship. The former director of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services retired in 1985 and has since then devoted herself to Christian Ministries’ Nursing Home Ministry. “My…

Around Town 9/14/2005

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PAGEANT The Mrs. America Pageant, held over the weekend in Palm Springs, Calif., will be shown tonight at 8 on the WE channel. Kelly Sommers of Lincolnton represented the state as Mrs. North Carolina.. LUNCHEON McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway, will offer lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30…

Special Olympics needs volunteers

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Special Olympics North Carolina will return to Winston-Salem for the 2005 SONC Fall games held Nov. 4 – 6. An estimated 800 volunteers are needed for positions. Some volunteers are needed for sport-specific roles like officiating, scorekeeping and line judging. Others are needed for volunteer check-in, family hospitality or to…

Lions Club accepting glasses, hearing aids

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The Lincolnton Lions Club is collecting useable eyeglasses and hearing aids throughout Lincoln County. The club is accepting prescription glasses of all shapes and sizes in wearable condition; non-prescription glasses; glasses for infants, adults and children; and used recyclable hearing aids in all styles. Due to state and federal public…

Tumbling to victory

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Lemonade stand raises nearly $100

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A little lemonade, Kool-Aid and brownies went a long way Saturday. Motorists on N.C. 16 took time to give to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort as 8-year-old Kristen and 5-year-old Phillip Reese took up money at a lemonade stand set up in front of the East Lincoln Mini Mart. The…

What CAN can and cannot do

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Lincoln County’s Community Alert Network, known as CAN, is designed to let residents know about emergencies or important alerts. When an event occurs, the affected residents are identified and a recorded message is relayed to them by telephone. The system is not the county’s primary way of getting information out…