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Science fair provides hands-on learning for students

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An entire science lab came to S. Ray Lowder Elementary School Tuesday courtesy of the Catawba Science Center. Science center educators visited the school’s six science stations to give hands-on learning experiences to students, parents and faculty. During The Science Inquiry Health Investigator’s Festival, students visited each station, taking in…

McGruff the Crime Dog visits Battleground Elementary School

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Battleground Elementary School received a visit from safety icon McGruff Wednesday when the famed dog visited with the school’s kindergarten students and talked about safety. Students were also fingerprinted. The prints were included in a booklet of safety tips for parents to keep. The Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors the…

A Place to Grow celebrates community helpers

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A Place To Grow celebrated Community Helper Day on Wednesday. Volunteers were honored for their work with an hour-long celebration that included activities, refreshments and plenty of displays of appreciation. Sherry Reinhardt, assistant director of the school, located at 410 N. Poplar St., has been overwhelmed by the support of…

Around Town 10/24/2008

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FUNDRAISER Members of the Jonas Brothers Fan Club of Lincolnton will hold a “Toys 4 Tech” sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at their headquarters, 131 Boulder Drive. All proceeds will go to help buy computers for Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy. Items for sale include “bearly” hugged stuffed animals, gently…

Church Activities

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ADDICTION PROGRAM Reformers Unanimous, a national faith-based addictions program headquartered in Rockford, Ill., is starting a chapter in Cherryville. Gospel Way Baptist Church is hosting the program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays. The program is open to all adults who struggle with addiction. For more information, call director…

Hovis Detail and Lube offers repairs, oil changes and more

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Working on cars used to be a hobby for George Hovis. Now, it’s a second career. Hovis, who owns Hovis Detail and Lube with his wife, Sharon, opened the business about a year ago after finding himself unemployed due to “job consolidation.” “I sat behind a desk for 30 years,”…

Grand Opening

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Artist’s work featured on book cover

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Laurie Bostian has made a name for herself locally doing commissioned work and teaching art classes at Personal Artist, her downtown Lincolnton studio and gallery. Now, she’s done some work that could put her on the map outside of Lincoln County. Bostian has illustrated the cover for a Halloween-themed book…

Have ‘Dinner with Poe’

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild will present Dinner with Poe 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 at WoodMill Winery. Tickets for the dinner theater are $45 per person. For more information, visit www.lincolntheatreguild.org or www.carolinatix.org. The performance includes adaptations of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Fall…

Special holiday market to be held Nov. 22 in Denver, Lincolnton

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For the first time, Lincoln County’s two farmers market locations will open for a one-day special event to help residents knock out their holiday shopping list. The Lincoln County Farmers Market, Lincolnton and Denver locations, will each host holiday markets Nov. 22. Holiday food, gifts and dйcor will be available…