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Around Town 12/5/2005

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REVIVAL Howard’s Creek Baptist Church will hold revival Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 7 p.m. with special singing by “The Gospelaires.” CAMP RETREAT A Senior Citizens Retreat will be held at Camp Dogwood at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Cooperative Extension’s Senior Council members have planned a great…

Historical Society recognized for mural

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Each year the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies presents The Albert Ray Newsome Award to organizations that have completed outstanding programs of historical activity. Honorable mention went to the Lincoln County Historical Association for the restoration of “Threshing Grain,” the Lincolnton post office mural painted in 1938 as part…

Scene of the season – II

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Foster parents complete family

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Although they already had two sons, Rem and Ginger Rogers always knew they wanted to adopt. They considered international adoption but decided they wanted provide a home for a local child in need. “You’re so naпve at the beginning,” said Ginger. “You think ‘Hey, I need a kid. There’s lots…

Christmas music to fill Emmanuel Lutheran

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Friends of Music at Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting a Puddingstone Christmas on Monday. Puddingstone, an ensemble based out of Lenoir, has performed regularly in Old Salem and the Biltmore House in Asheville. “They’re known for using many different instruments of Renaissance and Celtic nature and they make their…

30 Year reunion

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The Lincoln High School class of 1975 held their 30 year reunion Oct. 29 at the Lincoln Country Club. Fifty-three classmates plus spouses and guests atteneded. A particular highlight of the evening was when Cain Leonard had one-time students of T. Smith’s British literature class stand and recite Chaucer`s “Canterbury…

Around Town 12/2/2005

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COMMUNITY MEETING The Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 COMPUTER GROUP The December meeting of the Computer Users Group of Lincolnton will start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Lincoln County Library, 306 W. Main Street. There will be…

Cat Square residents remember term

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They don’t preside over City Council meetings or hold public hearings. You won’t see them clutching large scissors at a ribbon-cutting event. And, no, there won’t even be political signs bearing their names. But the mayor of Cat Square does have a major responsibility and it’s one that only a…

Touring homes by starlight

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This year’s Star Light Tour of Homes features four private homes, a church, a business and the Lincoln Cultural Center. “A lot of (the houses are chosen through) word of mouth,” said Mary Jane Howard, executive director of the Lincoln Arts Council. “Some people volunteer. Some people we get down…

Local children to sing with state symphony

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The North Carolina Symphony will be presenting its annual Lincoln County Holiday Pops concert Thursday, which features young, local talent. “There’s just something about children’s voices at Christmas time — they’re just so clear, and you just see the excitement in their faces,” said Adair Cantwell, co-chairwoman of the Lincoln…