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n Foreclosure seminars: As foreclosures continue to rise locally and across the state, Lincoln County is scheduling seminars to help concerned homeowners. A seminar with financial experts is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 2 in Denver at the Shanklin Library branch. Another seminar will be held…

Lions Club Vision Van at Wal-Mart July 24

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The Lincolnton Lions Club and the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Lincolnton will co-sponsor the North Carolina Lions’ “See the 21st Century” Vision Van from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 in the Wal-Mart parking lot. There is no charge for individuals participating in the Vision Van eye screenings. The…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Meeting on future of N.C. 16 Lincoln County planners will hold a community input meeting on the future plans for business N.C. 16 at 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation will host a…

Art scholarship keeps dream alive

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In her abbreviated young adult life, Ginger Fincher Rogers had a creative talent and passion for abstract, free hand art. One of Rogers’ closest friends, Julie Hopkins, wanted to keep Rogers’ dream alive by creating a memorial scholarship. Hopkins created a scholarship that awards two gifts in the amount of…

Around Town 7/14/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 8. The preschool will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language, a…

Red Cross officials tell of need for blood

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Blood inventory levels have dropped and American Red Cross officials said they are “unable to sufficiently meet the demand of local hospitals.” While there is a constant need for all blood types, donors with type O-positive, O-negative, A-positive and A-negative types are asked to donate immediately. Red Cross officials said…

Challenging the Congregation

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The Rev. Roy Byers, who pastors both Bethlehem and Bess Chapel United Methodist churches, says he isn’t afraid of heights. And considering his penchant for delivering sermons from church roofs, that’s a good thing. “It’s a good thing I’m not a wandering preacher,” Byers said. Byers, who chalks up his…

Arts Council announces September pottery show

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host a pottery show in September at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show will feature the work of potters in the Catawba Valley region, including a mix of contemporary and traditional pottery. The show is entitled “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” Each artist will…

Seminar planned for homeowners

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Lincoln County is looking to lend a hand to homeowners in danger of foreclosure by hosting a “housing 101” seminar July 29 and Aug. 2 in Lincolnton and Denver. A panel of housing and finance professionals will be on hand to give a presentation and answer questions for concerned homeowners.…