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Around Town 2/16/2005

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PARENT NIGHT East Lincoln High School will host Parent Night, 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the gym. Parents will be informed about the new changes and the registration process for the 2005-2006 school year. Students are parents interested in advanced placement and honors courses should plan on attending. TAX HELP…

Stray cat strut

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Stray cats are a common sight. They can be found rummaging in dumpsters, prowling in parking lots and even in your own back yard. These feral cats have a life span of five years, but because they keep having kittens, the number of feral cats in the county continually increases.…

Around Town 2/14/2005

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SYMPHONY BOARD The N.C. Symphony Board of Directors, Lincoln County chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the community room of the Lincoln Cultural Center. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. The program will be by Jean Winchester on UFOs. Bring…

Within The Week

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For couples, Valentine’s Day is all about love, chocolate and smooching. For singe folks, it’s about embracing that singleness and being sassy. After all the good times to be had on Feb. 14, don’t you think Feb. 15 should be spent doing something a bit more serious? Something with weight…

Five Generations

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Boy Scouts race to victory

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Two pinewood derby cars speed off from the starting line at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street Friday Night. On the right, Boy Scout Andrew Underwood hands his pinewood derby car over to be placed on the starting line. Chris Dean / LTN Photos…

Keeping your valentine for life

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In a world with an increasing divorce rate and many broken hearts, it’s easy to give up on love. Relationships are often a struggle, and yet many marriages last until death do they part. The key? A lot of love, forgiveness and laughter. Washing the dishes doesn’t hurt either. “Just…

A time of penitence and renewal

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“Remember that you were dust and you will return to dust,” parishioners were told as ashes were pressed on their foreheads in the sign of the cross. On the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, Christians gathered at the First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton for a day of penitence…

Family in frames

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For a man born and bred in Charlotte, Nathan Parker certainly has a soft spot for country living. The artist’s exhibit, “Life Goes On,” now showing at the Lincoln Cultural Center, is full of images of old barns, road side stands and people working the land. These scenes were inspired…

Lincoln quilters` year end report

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This has been a good year for the organization. Since our report in April, more donation quilts have been made, bringing a total for the year to 44 preemie quilts. Of these, 26 went to the Lincoln Medical Center and 18 to Gaston Memorial. Amy’s House received a lap quilt…