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Around Town 10/1/2007

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LINCOLNTON LIONS The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Past District Governor Hunter Garbee, District 31-C White Cane and Humanitarian Chair will be the guest speaker. Garbee will discuss the N.C. Lions White Cane and Humanitarian Funds provide services for the blind and deaf, support…

International Festival keeps growing

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Many people say the world is a global community. This Saturday, Lincolnton will definitely be one. The ninth International Festival, sponsored by Centro Contacto Latino and the Southfork Baptist Association, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. It’s an event that has gone from drawing about 50…

Classical pianist performs Thursday

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A 20-year-old pianist who has played Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall will make a stop at the Lincoln Cultural Center Thursday. “We liked what we heard,” said Rick Ramseur, co-chair of publicity with the Lincoln County Concert Association. Jean-Frederic Neuburger will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cultural Center.…

Reel big fish

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Planner’s work helps manage growth in area

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There was little fanfare when Randy Williams took up a newly created post with the county in recent weeks. But his addition as principal planner could signal a new chapter in how Lincoln’s breakneck development is tackled in the future. While Lincoln is still underdeveloped enough that it does not…

Raising funds for foster kids

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There are a record number of children in foster care in Lincoln County right now. On Sunday, Oct. 14, you can do something to put a smile on their faces. United Way of Lincoln County, WoodMill Winery, Trick 1 Customs and Sunrise Rotary-Lincolnton are sponsoring an event called the “Fostering…

Talented trio sparks West Lincoln High’s Rebels

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Entering the season, West Lincoln head coach Mark Hoover didn`t know how he was going to replace Chase Harbinson and Logan Scronce in the backfield. Harbinson rushed for 1,181 yards, while Scronce finished just 66 yards shy of 1,000. While Hoover`s concerns were warranted, the senior trio of Jordan Leonhardt,…

Students quiz superintendent

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The superintendent of Lincoln County Schools faced three hard-nosed reporters Thursday morning. “The beads of sweat were forming on my forehead,” said David Martin, who talked with three fifth-grade students at Union Elementary School Thursday morning. Their questions included “In your childhood life did you ever think you would be…

Art competition winners named

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has announced the winners of the Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition. Ginny Boyd of Denver won first prize with her mixed-media entry “Up in Smoke.” Lynn Dermott of Denver earned second and third prizes with her mixed-media entries “Quilt of Days” and “Tulips.” Laraine…

Art classes open for children 8-13

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For the first time in several years, the Arts Council of Lincoln County will hold art classes for children. “It’s something we’re trying to reintroduce,” said Shelly Johnston, executive director of the council. The classes will be open for 8 to 13-year-old children. Students will meet from 4 to 5:30…