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Around Town 5/23/2008

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50th ANNIVERSARY The Providence Missionary Baptist Church on 1116 East Pine Street will celebrate its usher’s 50th anniversary on at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Clement Morris Jr. will be speaking. All former ushers are invited to attend for a special recognition. SCHOOL REUNION The Harden School Reunion will take…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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MOVIE NIGHT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton will host a movie night 7 p.m. June 7 in the fellowship hall. The film “Another Perfect Stranger” will be featured. CHURCH SINGING First Freewill Baptist Church, 313 S. Main Ave., Maiden, will have a hot dog plate…

Dazzling Designs in bigger place

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Dazzling Designs Unleashed makes customers feel like stars. Donna Harris first opened her business, which specializes in hair, nails, tanning, and massage, in 1987. “When I was younger I did hair for some of my friends,” Harris said. “They told me that I did a good job and suggested that…

Shepherd`s Ranch offers unique therapy

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The Shepherd’s Ranch in Lincolnton uses horses to heal. Individuals dealing with mental health issues including abuse, anxiety, anger management, depression and more, come to the ranch for equine-assisted therapy. “I think it’s an excellent model of therapy,” said Kanaya Dinkins with Alexander Youth Network. “Traditional talk therapy is not…

50th Anniversary

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Zoo honors Lincolnton boy

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A 9-year-old Lincolnton boy was awarded first place by the North Carolina Zoo in a statewide poster contest last Friday. “I was excited,” said Kobe Goldin, the winner. Kobe won in the kindergarten to second grade category, which consisted of more than 50 applicants. He was the first home-schooled child…

Fundraiser fashion show draws 100 at Denver church

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Models ranging in age from 7 to 97 showed off spring fashions Sunday at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver. The fundraiser fashion show featured clothes from Dress Barn and Julie’s, a boutique in Birkdale. It concluded with 12 vintage fashions. “We had outfits from Medieval times clear up…

Three school principals appointed

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The appointment of three principals to Lincoln County Schools at a special called meeting of the Board of Education will leave Union Elementary without one. Kirby Oldham, who has been principal of Union for five years, was appointed to be the principal at G.E. Massey Elementary. Sandy Johnson, the current…

Bus runs scheduled

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Looking for a way to save money on gas? Transportation Lincoln County now offers a public bus route that makes it easier and more affordable for people to get around town. Roger Huffman, transportation coordinator for Transportation Lincoln County, said that the route will start at Bailey Springs Apartments and…

Lincoln gets $500,000 grant for park

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Lincoln County cleared the first hurdle in purchasing a 116-acre park in Denver when it was awarded a $500,000 grant from the state Friday. Out of 89 grant applications with the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, the proposed Rock Springs Park project scored first overall, according to Irma…