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Around Town – Church Briefs

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CHURCH BAZAAR Zion Hill Baptist Church, 8173 Old N.C. 18, Lawndale, will have a bazaar 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The church will have breakfast, crafts, a yard sale, quilts, and baked and canned goods. For more information, call Joie Lovelace at (704) 538-9224. CRAFT AND BAKE SALE Crouse United…

New home for pottery studio

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Kimbrell Frazier has moved her pottery studio from Lincolnton’s downtown to the country, and she’s inviting the public to come visit her. “This is a nice change from being on Main Street for seven and half years,” Frazier said of her new studio, which is located at 2714 Union Church…

Mayor nominees announced

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The race to become honorary mayor of Cat Square is in full swing. A total of four Cat Square favorites were nominated Saturday at the Cat Square Superette. The winner’s sole duty will be to ride in the Cat Square Christmas Parade Dec. 13. “They are a wonderful group of…

A Place to Grow student in need of new wheel chair

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A Place to Grow may have its first dropout — a student who doesn’t have room to grow. “If his hips get much wider, I can’t fit him in it,” Sherry Reinhardt with A Place to Grow said of student Oscar Martinez. “He’s literally wedged in there.” A Place to…

Christian Ministry receives Bi-Lo grant

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The Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is $3,556 closer to its Christmas Fund goal thanks to a grant from Bi-Lo Charities. This year, the Bi-Lo Charity Classic, a golf tournament, celebrated its 25th anniversary and raised $5.6 million. Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is just one of several organizations benefiting…

Ribbon cutting

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Service honors loved ones

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Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County and Emmanuel Reformed Church will present an interfaith memorial candlelight service 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, located at 329 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. “It’s a great way to start the holiday season – by remembering those that are very near and dear,”…

Bluegrass band wins first place

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Five generations

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Abandoned animals an increasing concern

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The expanding housing crisis and rise in pet food costs are creating desperate times for Lincoln County pet owners and relief agencies. Totals for animal surrenders for the year in the county are staggering. From Jan. 1 to Nov. 24, there were 4,306 surrenders to Animal Services. Of those, 538…