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Cultural Center to play classic

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“Charlotte’s Web,” E.B. White’s best-selling novel translated to the screen, can be seen at 10 a.m. Saturday morning in the Timken Performance Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center. This classic story is described by White as a tale of “friendship, and salvation, a story of miracles — the miracles of…

Foster parents providing family

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All children deserve a good, caring home, but for those placed in the foster care system, finding that home is easier said than done. “Everybody needs a family,” said Jessica Towery, adoption social worker with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. “That’s what we’re really advocating.” While social workers…

Sewing support

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Multicultural center offers clients hope, help

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Finding a way to bridge the gap between cultures is the heart of the Multicultural Center of Hope. The downtown Lincolnton non-profit organization has been up and running for three months. Organized by community members, its focus is on integrating immigrants into American society. “There is a tremendous need for…

‘Steel Magnolias’ a story of friendship and family

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The great thing about Belmont Abbey College’s production of “Steel Magnolias” is the witty script and touching story. The not so great thing? It can never be as good as the movie. Sure the actresses do their best — especially Sandi Weaver as Truvy – but it’s hard to compete…

Former Lincolnton resident named judge of S. C. bankruptcy court by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Beth Burris, a former Lincolnton resident whose father and sister still live in town, has been appointed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to serve as a bankruptcy judge in South Carolina. She is the daughter and stepdaughter of Richard R. “Dick” Burris and Louise Shuford Burris; and the…

Looking for a summer job led to a writing career

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Current and former fans of Tarheel basketball were able to see Chapel Hill alumnus, Denver resident and writer Scott Fowler this past Monday night. He was there to sign copies of his latest book, “North Carolina Tar Heels: Where Have You Gone?” at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library in Denver.…

Blum dedicated to a vision of perfect motion

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While it has a Stanley address and a Mount Holly telephone number, cabinet hardware manufacturer Blum is firmly entrenched in eastern Lincoln County. That’s according to general manager and chief executive officer Karl Reudisser. “When we came here in 1979 from Hickory, we didn’t get any economic incentives from Lincoln…

Feast celebrating 11 years

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George Harris laughs when he remembers how his wife, Mabel, asked him to attend the first Second Friday Feast. “Someone told us that it was starting and Mabel said I was going to go,” said George. That was 11 years ago, according to Mabel, who said they haven`t missed a…

Around Town 11/16/2005

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SPECIAL SERVICE Minister Sylvester Charles of the Unity Gospel Singers will be ministering at Maiden Apostolic Tabernacle, 4183 Providence Mill Road, Maiden at 7 p.m. on Friday. Pastor Randy Ivey and the church invite everyone to attend. For more information call (704) 276-3949 CRAFT AND BAKE SALE Salem Baptist Church…