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Natural world interests photographer

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Rick Kaufman’s favorite photographic subjects are the kind that don’t talk back. He loves horses, butterflies and plant life – especially flowers. “Flowers don’t complain, and they’ll stay there all day long,” he said. He’s also a big fan of birds. Last year, a picture of bluebirds earned him first…

Shriners give to hospital

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Battle of Cowan’s Ford remembered

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Kenneth Patterson (foreground) of the Nathaniel Green Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, pays his respects at the gravesite of Patriot Gen. William Lee Davidson, who was killed at the Battle of Cowan’s Ford Feb. 1, 1781. The battle was remembered Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church where Davidson is…

Betty G. Ross Park offers year-round walking program

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There’s something new at Betty G. Ross Park, and it’s all about helping folks get healthy. “Let’s Get Moving Lincolnton,” a walking program in the W.M. Lentz Gym, started last November. “We used to do a walking program in the Block Smith Gym,” said Nathan Eurey, recreation program coordinator for…

500-600 participate in Lincoln County’s Vial of Life program

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It has been two years since the “Vial of Life” program was introduced to Lincoln County. “The program itself has been around for a very long time,” said Ronald Rombs, director of Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services. “We now have between 500 and 600 people who are enrolled.” The “Vial…

Citizens forming group

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A Citizens Committee for Education, which will promote the school bond until the May election, is forming and will have its first meeting Friday. Central office staff and all school board members, as well as former school board chairwoman Jean Dellinger, submitted names of possible committee members. As of the…

Bradshaw a star, far from home

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Addie Bradshaw is a long way from home. The Lincolnton native and 2000 graduate of Lincolnton High School, whom some might know as Adria, is living in Buffalo, N.Y. And while her friends and family back home may not get to see her that often, the same can’t be said…

Anthony Grove Baptist membership is young, and growing

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Anthony Grove Baptist Church may not be located in the most metropolitan area on Earth, but that hasn’t hurt membership at the Crouse church. The church boasts 805 members, with an average worship attendance of 400-450. “We joke around that they built the Wal-Mart to help people find it,” pastor…

Around Town 1/25/2008

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VALENTINE’S DINNER Daniels Lutheran Church will have its annual Lutheran Men in Mission Valentine’s Dinner on Monday, Feb. 11 in the parish house. There will be live after dinner entertainment, to be announced soon. “SOUPER” BOWL Daniels Lutheran Church will have a “Souper” Bowl of Caring on Sunday, Feb. 3.…

GE Security celebrates industrial park building

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GE Security celebrated its presence in the Lincoln County Industrial Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the facility. Representatives from the Lincoln Economic Development Association, Lincolnton City Council and The Keith Corporation, which developed the 106,000 square-foot building, were on hand to help the company celebrate. LEDA’s Jerry Cochrane…