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Flower Power — Business is a beautiful arrangement

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Ever since she was a little girl, Ronda Lenex has been decorating. She used to decorate at Christmas and loved how it would transform the whole house. Using everything from silks to fabric to wallpaper, Lenex creates floral arrangements, a talent she has been using for 20 years. She used…

Grand Opening

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County Commissioner James “Buddy” Funderburk cuts the ribbon with employees of Lackey and Whitley Realty Group, 2377 East Hwy. 150 and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the Grand Opening in Lincolnton. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Students` posters promote peace

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On display at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton are the 20 “most-outstanding” entries from Lincoln County in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This Year’s theme was “Give Peace a Chance.” Hannah Bunzey, a student at the Denver campus of Lincoln Charter School, received first place for her…

Local author combines scripture and science

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Like many people, Brooks Agnew finds looking up at the stars a spiritual experience. A co-author of the book “The Ark of Millions of Years: New Discoveries and Light on the Creation,” Agnew believes he can tie creationism and evolutionism into one theory using physics and astronomy. “Science does not…

Christmas play teaches lessons

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Behind the scenes of the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is a whirlwind of angel wings, choir robes and 35 rowdy children. “Sometimes I don’t feel like I’m a director, I feel like I’m a child wrangler,” said Andrea Tripodi, the play’s director. All this youthful excitement,…

60th Anniversary

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Local banks boost college expansion

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Peoples Bank and BB&T have each committed $15,000 through the Gaston College Foundation to help build a Science and Technology Center on the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. The proposed center will allow the college to expand health science offerings and provide complete Associate in Arts and Associate in Science…

Survivors` hope grows on tree

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Denise Sigmon stands in front of the tree of hope at People’s Bank on N.C. 16. This year she will hang four ornaments in honor and in memory of people affected by cancer in her life. Bob Sigmon, her brother-in-law is a kidney cancer survivor and Judy Gibson, her sister-in-law…

Playing Dale Jr.

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Zach Stroupe of Iron Station, appearing as a stunt driver in the upcoming movie on ESPN, “3,” rehearses at Concord Motor Speedway with actor Barry Pepper, who plays Dale Earnhardt in the movie. Contributed Photo Big dreams, small screen NASCAR fans are eagerly awaiting one of the biggest events in…

Lake Calendar

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DENVER FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Denver Fire Department Board of Directors will be held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Denver fire station located at 3956 Hwy 16 north in Denver (Beside Denver Methodist Church). All residents and…