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Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, located on Startown Road, will have a breakfast buffet from 7-10 a.m. Saturday. There will also be a bake sale to benefit a 7-year-old who is undergoing chemotherapy. MISSION FUNDRAISER The 3 M Sunday School class of Anthony Grove Baptist Church will have a luncheon…

Around Town 1/8/2010

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of their Civil War essay competition. Graduating high school seniors in Lincoln County are eligible for the scholarship. Applications will be accepted through March 15. For an application, contact…

Piety wins spelling bee

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Perseverance and a strong-reading habit earned Kiley Jane Hogue first place at the county spelling bee Tuesday. “Fourth time’s a charm,” her mother, Kelli Hogue, said. Kiley, a eighth-grade student at East Lincoln Middle School, has placed second in the spelling bee three out of the four years she’s participated.…

Concert Association brings Canadian Tenors to town

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Lincolnton will be the third stop on the Canadian Tenors’ 40-city tour Sunday, which will conclude with a special on PBS about the group’s time on the road. “They’re really good,” said Rosemary Hubbard of the Lincoln Community Concert Association. “They sing everything from classical pop to show tunes. They…

Special-needs cheerleading team The Wonders thrills crowds

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Don’t call the members of The Wonders, a special-needs cheerleading squad, disabled. “They have every ability other kids have,” said Tracey Pauley, director and co-owner of Odyssey Allstars in Lincolnton. “They just need more help.” The nine-member, co-ed team has taken home a state championship and are looking forward to…

Class on polymer clay offered

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A class on creating jewelry, key chains and more out of polymer clay will take place Jan. 16 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s going to be a crash course,” said Katie Selph, who teaches the class. “I’m going to try to go through all the techniques pretty quickly so…

Groom arrested at wedding

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A local man who married at the courthouse Monday gained more than a new spouse. Jerry Cicero Branch, 24, of 2660 Prince Drive in Lincolnton, was arrested following the exchange of vows on a second-degree trespassing charge, Police Sgt. S.G. Summers said. Branch’s ex-girlfriend had filed a report with police…

Barefoot skiers ignore cold feet

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Frigid temperatures could not keep barefoot skiers off Lake Norman on New Year’s Day. Eighteen men, from teenagers to grandfathers, braved the 45-degree weather to participate in Carolina Show Ski Team’s 32nd annual New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge at Lake Norman Marina. Dressed in wetsuits with built-in floatation devices, the…

Public’s input on park design being sought

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Now is your chance to give input on the future design of the new park to be built in East Lincoln County. The Denver Lake Norman Rotary Foundation and Lincoln County Parks and Recreation have partnered to build a park off N.C. 16 and Galway Lane in Denver. Plans could…

Naked Oyster hosts kickoff party for Relay for Life

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Among the highlights in the Relay for Life of East Lincoln County’s 2010 Kick-Off Party will be turtle races, excellent food and an auction filled with goodies. “We were trying to have something fun and different,” said Craig Price, chairman of the organization. “When people do these fundraisers, an auction…