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For Piecemakers, it`s about learning

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In May 2001, three local ladies, Chris Blankenship, Vicki McBryde and Mary Breakfield, decided to start a group dedicated to the art they all love: the art of quilting. The threesome had gone to a quilt show in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and on the way back, McBryde’s friends kept hounding…

Church rising from ashes of last year’s tragic blaze

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A new Lincolnton Church of God is being built on the ashes of its former self, and this time, it will be fireproof. “If I could find fire-proof pews, I’d probably get them,” said the Rev. Richard King Sr. “I don’t ever want to go through that again. It’s horrible.”…

Tobacco-less policy in Lincoln schools begins on July 1

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The 100 Percent Tobacco Free policy Lincoln County Schools recently adopted will go into effect July 1. Although schools have discouraged the use of tobacco on campus for years, teachers have been allowed cigarette breaks, and those of legal age have been allowed to smoke at outdoor extra-curricular events, like…

Around Town 5/16/2008

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TOWN OF MAIDEN The Town of Maiden will celebrate its 125th year of establishment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Maiden. There will be food, games, a costume contest, and entertainment. Bring your own chair and come enjoy the afternoon. SCHOOL REUNION The Harden School Reunion will…

Young girl stays strong

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In a lot of ways, Morgan Silver is a typical 9-year-old girl. She likes sleepovers, art, shopping and playing outdoors. “She would play in the woods every day, all day,” said her mother, Nikki McNeely Silver. But there is one serious way in which Morgan is not a typical child…

Women’s Ministries of Reconciliation conference planned

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Big things are expected from those who attend Women in Pursuit this weekend, a conference organized by the Women’s Ministries of Reconciliation. “Life changing experience for women – it has to be life changing,” said Joanne McSwain, founder of the Women’s Ministry of Reconciliation, on her expectations. Women in Pursuit…

LCCA seeks members

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The Lincoln County Concert Association has announced a season line-up that includes guitarists, a cellist, comedians and Siberians playing glass. “They’re great artists,” said Rosemary Hubbard, co-publicity chair for the organization. The 2008-09 season doesn’t kick off until September, but the organization’s membership drive is in full gear. Memberships range…

50th anniversary

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Totally Fit opens up in Denver

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Totally Fit 4 Life, a medical weight loss program, recently opened a new location in Denver. “We teach our clients how to properly lose weight,” said Missy Edwards, marketing director. Totally Fit 4 Life provides appetite suppressants, hormonal therapy, nutritional counseling and lifestyle modifications. “We opened our first location three…

Water line crack floods intersection

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A six-inch hairline crack in an underground water main is responsible for grinding traffic and many businesses to a halt near the county’s busiest intersection for much of the day Tuesday, according to officials. The leak was discovered at approximately 8 a.m. by construction crews widening N.C. 16 a few…