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Country School Project helps kids

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The McKendree Methodist Men have helped area school children for a decade. The Country School Project has helped children with payment for eye, dental and medical care. “In the 10 years we’ve been doing this, we’ve never turned down a request,” said William Keever, a member of the group. And…

Lincolnton locals hooked on competition

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The Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition takes place March 28 and 29 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. In the end, there can be only one. “It’s like a classical version of American Idol, and the kids are wonderful,” said Carolyn Heafner, who founded the competition along with her husband, Robert Williams. “They…

Lincoln County Home Educators present musical

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Members of Lincoln County Home Educators don’t spend all their time isolated at home. “They don’t miss out on anything. We have band and we have chorus. We have tennis,” said Anne Rhyne Bailey, who home-schools her children. “Home-schooling has come a long way.” They also have theater, and this…

Advocacy center may not get zoning

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The city of Lincolnton Planning Board chose not to recommend a rezoning request that would allow the Lincoln Coalition Against Child Abuse to relocate to a residential house where a double murder and suicide once took place. “The Planning Board recommendation is for denial, and there really wasn’t a specific…

Around Town 3/18/2009

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REVIVAL Southside Baptist Church will host a revival 7 p.m. this evening. The evening will include speaker, Dr. Dixon Free, special music and fellowship following the service. For more information, call (704) 735-2418. PRAYER BOOK CLASS St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 315 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, will have a class on…

Cub Master 2008 named

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Loving locks

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Grant rocks 1st-grade science

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Getting kids interested in science at an early age can always be a challenge. However, first-grade teachers at St. James Elementary School in east Lincoln County think they may have found an inroad. “It’s a fact that first-graders love rocks,” said Jennifer Carroll, a teacher at the school. With the…

Wayne’s Feasts still bring folks together

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Its namesake passed away 12 years ago this March, however Wayne’s Second Friday Feast lives on each month like clockwork. “It just brings me a sense of happiness in seeing people who are older out being active and enjoying themselves,” Celia Deese said. Deese, along with her husband, Paul, have…

College brings classes closer to east Lincoln

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Until this month, Gary Caldwell would have had to spend an hour commuting outside east Lincoln County to become a certified notary. Now classes are just a five-minute drive north on N.C. 16 from his business, thanks to a highly anticipated expansion by Gaston College. :I just think a notary…