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CLUBS, GROUPS CoveKeepers The Catawba CoveKeepers will resume meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sherrills Ford Fire Station on Slanting Bridge Road. Discussions will include new leadership , future program topics, Muddy Water and CoveKeeper training and incident reporting. Visitors are welcome. Call (704) 489-2911. East Lincoln Optimist Club…

‘Potter’s Hands’ wins photo competition

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For John Arrowood, photography is both a creative and spiritual practice. “A lot of my photography is driven by my faith,” he said. “It’s a way to help people see what I see in God’s creation.” Arrowood won Best in Show in the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s Amateur Photography…

Around Town 1/19/2009

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BLOODMOBILE The American Red Cross, Lincoln County Chapter, will have a blood drive, 2:30-7 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church. MLK DAY The Coalition of Churches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will march at 3 p.m. this afternoon from the Cultural Center to the Court Square on East…

Buffet breakfast

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50th Anniversary

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Jonas Dayton Rudisill Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Wyont Rudisill of Bessemer City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 22. A reception hosted by their children was held in their honor. They were married Nov. 22, 1958, at Puett United Methodist Church of Dallas. They are the parents of Lori Carpenter…

‘Wonder Wonderland Reading Night’ at Lowder Elementary

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S. Ray Lowder Elementary School administrators, teachers, parents and students met Tuesday night in celebration of reading. “Everything depends on reading. Even math,” said Lynn Smith, media specialist. “If you can’t read, you can’t do anything really.” The entire school was opened up for Winter Wonderland Reading Night. Students and…

Lincolnton High School student accepted in Air Force Academy

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A Lincolnton High School student has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy and will receive a free education valued at $400,000. “I’m very excited. I’m nervous. I’m really looking forward to it,” said Nora Nordmark, 17. “All the doors are suddenly open to me. I can do anything…

Pie Day set for Jan. 27

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For those who love pie, Lincoln County’s celebration of National Pie Day is a beloved event. The members of the Extension Community Association will be handing out bite-sized pieces of some 40 pies at noon Jan. 27 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Everyone gets a bite as long…

Habitat for Humanity Restore expands

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Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County’s Restore is expanding. A new “annex” has been added to the Lincolnton store, which sells donated home items. “We’ve just outgrown what we had in the old building,” said Ren Johnson, affiliate manager of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County. The store now has…

Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church celebrates 100 years of faith

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In its 100 years of operation, Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church in Maiden has changed relatively little. “It’s not anything special,” said the Rev. Robert Combs, who has been at the church for four years. “It’s just an community of ordinary hard-working people who love their church and have used…