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Church Briefs

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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. ADDICTION PROGRAM Reformers Unanimous, a…

Blum participates in Industry Appreciation Week

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Giving more in hard times

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At a time when many people are cutting back on how much they give to charity, the members of the Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild are increasing their efforts. “There’s so much more need out there now,” Sharonne Payne, vice president of the guild, said. “It’s good for everybody to give…

Crochet the focus of ECA workshop

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An Extension Community Association workshop devoted to crocheting dish cloths will be held 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the James W. Warren Citizens Center’s demonstration kitchen. “We’ve had people that made those, and they last forever,” Melinda Houser, an agent with the Cooperative Extension, said. “I mean, they’re just…

Night devoted to teen education

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The Lincoln County Partnership for Health hopes to empower teens and help them make smart decisions. Teen Empowerment Night will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln County Family YMCA’s gym. It is open to people between the ages of 12 and 16. “It’s going…

Gaston College professor wins art competition

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Greg Freeman, an art instructor at Gaston College, follows the advice he gives his students. “I tell them ‘Don’t be insulted if you don’t win because you never know what a judge will like that particular day,’” Freeman said. Luckily for Freeman, the judge of the Paul C. Rhyne Art…

Student makes loving donation

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Octoberfest loaded with fun

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Almost a decade ago, Vivian Carpenter, a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale, had an idea: She wanted the church to have an old-fashioned day of family fun. “I don’t know how I had this brainstorm,” Carpenter said. Carpenter, who was on the church’s Social Ministries Committee at…

Accident, recovery has role in Johnson’s bid

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ALLYSON LEVINE Staff Writer A lot of people have heard about the accident that caused North Carolina 10th Congressional District Democratic candidate Daniel Johnson to lose both of his legs below the knee. Andre Patterson, a Lincolnton native, was there. Patterson, a 1992 graduate of Lincolnton High School who now…

Chamber directors report UDO concerns are reduced

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Members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are closer to being on board with the proposed Unified Development Ordinance after meeting last week with members of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors and Lincoln County Homebuilders Association. “It was an extremely positive meeting,” Ken Morris told…