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Seniors begin the process of choosing their next step

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Private schools, public schools, community colleges, technical colleges and throngs of Lincoln County students came together at the Countywide College Night held Wednesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “There’s a lot of colleges I’m interested in,” said Danielle Melton, a North Lincoln High School senior who attended. “I…

Long Shoals looking to expansion

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Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy has welcomed 53 students through its doors this school year, but more are welcome. “The enrollment is up from last year, but that’s not capacity,” said Sheila Berryhill, principal. That said, the private Christian school is running out of space for its current students. “We hope…

West Lincoln community fetes players to pregame meals

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West Lincoln High School players are always well-fed before a game. Before every game, one of eight participating organizations hosts the players and provides a meal. “We love it. We enjoy it,” said Wayne Navey, West Lincoln High School athletic director. “It’s a good time – fellowship for all the…

Violin lessons available

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The sweet and not-so-sweet sounds of children playing violin will soon fill First Methodist Church in downtown Lincolnton. An instructor from the Hickory School of the Arts will be teaching violin using the Suzuki technique Fridays beginning Sept. 12. “I knew that they had a satellite office in Morganton, so…

Thousands expected at Grape Stomp Festival

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Grapes will be stomped come rain or shine Saturday at WoodMill Winery in Vale. “We’re hoping it won’t rain,” Larry Cagle, the winery’s owner, said. “I don’t know what else we can do.” If the weather cooperates, Cagle estimates 6,000 to 8,000 people will attend the event. “Everybody’s wanting to…

Crafters of all ages enjoy rubber stamping

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The art of rubber stamping will be taught at the Lincoln County Senior Center beginning Monday night. “People use it for a lot of things – anything from stationary to cards, scrapbooking,” said Judy Hoell, the class instructor. “You can even rubber stamp your walls. You can rubber stamp your…

Miss Denver Pageant postponed

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The annual Miss Denver Pageant scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed to October 25. “Everything is exactly the same, the times, dates and location, but it’s just now on Oct. 25,” executive director of the pageant, Wendy Galle, said Thursday. “It was for some personal reasons we had to…

Jerry Lackey benefit reset

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The Burger ’n’ Dog Benefit to help cover medical expenses for Jerry Lackey’s kidney donation from Debbie Pope has been postponed until Saturday, Sept. 13 due to the possible effects of Tropical Storm Hanna. The benefit is still scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of…

New Iron Station pastor has community on his mind

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The Rev. Ray Davis has only been at Iron Station Church of God since July, but he’s already looking to make an impact in the community. “You have to think community,” Davis said. “That’s what the good Lord did. That’s what Jesus did.” Originally from Texas, Davis says he lived…

Around Town 9/5/2008

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HOMECOMING Homecoming is Sunday at Redemption Outreach Center, 700 Lithia Inn Road, Lincolnton. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. The Mills Family Singers will perform at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. DEMOCRATIC MEN The Democratic Men’s Club of Lincoln County will meet 8 a.m. Saturday at the party headquarters, located…