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Students make, sell paper chains for charity

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Lincolnton Middle School ESL (English as a Second Language) students formed a chain for charity using small strips of construction paper linked by large doses of compassion. Under the guidance of ESL instructor, Cathy Treherne, ESL classes researched the “Save the Children” foundation benefiting children in Africa orphaned by the…

Ending academy with a ride-along

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final weekly installment by staff writer Lisa Brown as she went through the Citizens Police Academy training. Well, this is it. My final column about the Citizens Police Academy. I can’t believe 11 weeks have gone by so fast. I can’t even tell you how…

Benefit planned for association

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Michael and Racheal Christian of the Highlife Band will be performing with friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Cherryville. The Country Outlaw Guitar Jam will benefit the Horseman’s Association. The public is invited to join in on the playing. Musicians participating inclue Sonny Falls, Lindsey Castle, T.J.…

Youth group gives to ministry

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Holiday markets open this Saturday

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market is ready for its first-ever Holiday Markets on Saturday. Both the Lincolnton and Denver locations will be participating and will conclude their season with this special event. We’ll also be celebrating Farm-City Week with refreshments and cooking demonstrations, plus a wonderful gift bag and basket…

Boy Scouts seeking food items for those in need

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Boy Scouts will be scouting for food this weekend and giving it to those in need. “Service projects, personal and as a group, are just part of the program,” said Thad Cloer, district executive of the Boy Scouts of America Piedmont Council. “Our motto is ‘Be Prepared,’ but our slogan…

Former Panther publishes local authors

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For most families, having one published author at the dinner table would be a pretty big deal. The Royals family has two. The Rev. Andy Royals of Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton and his wife, Joyce, have each published a book, and it’s all thanks to a former Carolina Panther.…

Minor injuries in 2-car collision on Water Street

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Two people suffered minor injuries when their vehicles collided Monday on Water Street, police said. Betty Quinton Ramsey, 81, Lincolnton, was traveling west on Cedar Street when she collided with a vehicle driven by Myrlene Kirkpatrick Callaway, 65, Lincolnton, reported Sgt. J.M. Caudle with the Lincolnton Police Department. Ramsey told…

Ribbon cutting

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Elvis tribute show will benefit crime-stoppers

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With just days until the Elvis Holiday Tribute Show, program coordinator Mary Wright said tickets are still available but are “going fast.” Ryan Pelton, along with Grammy Award-winning Gospel group, the Imperials will headline the Nov. 29 event at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center. “We have already sold about…