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For 28 years, ministry has helped provide for needy

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, Inc. was organized in 1977 by a handful of churches in Lincoln County. These churches wanted a central location where they could refer persons in need and assist them. We were created by the churches in Lincoln County and act on their behalf in doing…

Do the twist

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Holiday weight gain on the brain? Proper action can keep pounds away

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Although it’s a time honored tradition, few people look forward to gaining weight during the holiday season. Huge family meals, holiday parties and buffet tables covered in chocolate prove quite tempting throughout November and December. In order to promote a healthier holiday, the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension organized a night…

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…

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.…