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St. Patrick’s Day at St. James Elementary

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ABOVE: St. James Elementary School students in Emily McHardy’s first-grade class spend Tuesday afternoon making leprechaun traps to catch the wee Irish fairies in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Cameron Lamp (left) and Justin Luckman use a straw to prop open their box. BELOW: Paulie Monengay (left) and Aliyah Frias…

Martial arts teacher joins forces with gymnastics academy

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Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy is partnering with Martial Arts Training Institute (MATI) to teach people of all ages how to defend themselves in an unexpected and dangerous situation. Master Scott Hartsell will be teaching the style of Shorinji Kempo Karate at Lake Norman Gymnastics. He is also the chief instructor…

New church hopes to meet spiritual needs in Denver

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Pastor Mike Teeter, and his wife, Melissa, hope their new church will touch the lives of people needing a little spiritual guidance. “I do believe there are a lot of people who are unchurched or non-churched,” he said. “A lot of people are hurt and searching in life. They didn’t…

Gettys receives economic development scholarship

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Lincoln Economic Development Association Assistant Director (LEDA) Crystal Gettys was awarded the Jack Ervin EDI Scholarship to attend the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. “It is an honor and privilege to receive this scholarship,” Gettys said. “This will certainly support my efforts in obtaining my professional goals.” The North…

Around Town 3/15/2010

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EASTER PAGEANT Today is the last day to register for the Miss Easter on Parade Pageant. The pageant will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cherryville Community Building, located at 108 S. Jacob St. Girls newborn to age 19 are eligible to enter. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Gastonia…

Miss West Lincoln

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The West Lincoln High School NJROTC recently sponsored the Little Miss West Lincoln and the Miss West Lincoln High Pageant. A total of 49 girls from age 0 months to 18 years competed for crowns, banners, trophies and prizes. All proceeds from the pageant went to the NJROTC program. Pictured…

Massage therapist relocates business to her Vale home

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Massage therapist Teresa Crabtree’s decision to move her business has actually benefited the customers. After being in downtown Lincolnton for six years, Crabtree moved her business, TLC Massage Therapy, to her home in Vale. Now, she thinks her massages are even better. Business had slowed down, mostly from clients losing…

Gastroenterology Associates expands into Lincoln

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Gastroenterology Associates has brought its talents and skills to Lincolnton. The specialty practice provides advanced evaluation of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, biliary system and liver. Patients can be seen by appointment and with or without a referral. Most health insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare, are…

DQ, OJ coming to town

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Lincolnton will soon have two new restaurants in one location. Kangaroo Express, affiliated with The Pantry, is adding a Dairy Queen and Orange Julius, which are scheduled to open March 24. The Pantry, which is based in Sanford, has more than 1,650 locations in 11 states, but converted more than…

LHS students embrace poetry

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The students involved in Lincolnton High School’s Living Poets Society love the freedom poetry offers them. “I can say anything I want. I don’t have to form a sentence. I don’t have to put periods and commas,” Frank Rujas, a senior, said of his poetry. “It might not follow Webster’s…