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For Piecemakers, it`s about learning

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In May 2001, three local ladies, Chris Blankenship, Vicki McBryde and Mary Breakfield, decided to start a group dedicated to the art they all love: the art of quilting. The threesome had gone to a quilt show in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and on the way back, McBryde’s friends kept hounding…

LCCA seeks members

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The Lincoln County Concert Association has announced a season line-up that includes guitarists, a cellist, comedians and Siberians playing glass. “They’re great artists,” said Rosemary Hubbard, co-publicity chair for the organization. The 2008-09 season doesn’t kick off until September, but the organization’s membership drive is in full gear. Memberships range…

50th anniversary

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Church rising from ashes of last year’s tragic blaze

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A new Lincolnton Church of God is being built on the ashes of its former self, and this time, it will be fireproof. “If I could find fire-proof pews, I’d probably get them,” said the Rev. Richard King Sr. “I don’t ever want to go through that again. It’s horrible.”…

Tobacco-less policy in Lincoln schools begins on July 1

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The 100 Percent Tobacco Free policy Lincoln County Schools recently adopted will go into effect July 1. Although schools have discouraged the use of tobacco on campus for years, teachers have been allowed cigarette breaks, and those of legal age have been allowed to smoke at outdoor extra-curricular events, like…

Around Town 5/16/2008

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TOWN OF MAIDEN The Town of Maiden will celebrate its 125th year of establishment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Maiden. There will be food, games, a costume contest, and entertainment. Bring your own chair and come enjoy the afternoon. SCHOOL REUNION The Harden School Reunion will…

Young girl stays strong

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In a lot of ways, Morgan Silver is a typical 9-year-old girl. She likes sleepovers, art, shopping and playing outdoors. “She would play in the woods every day, all day,” said her mother, Nikki McNeely Silver. But there is one serious way in which Morgan is not a typical child…

Women’s Ministries of Reconciliation conference planned

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Big things are expected from those who attend Women in Pursuit this weekend, a conference organized by the Women’s Ministries of Reconciliation. “Life changing experience for women – it has to be life changing,” said Joanne McSwain, founder of the Women’s Ministry of Reconciliation, on her expectations. Women in Pursuit…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Do you think the outcome of the County Commission election helped, hurt or didn’t matter to east Lincoln?” Elizabeth Dedmon, Denver: “I would say it probably would be a good thing for the county to try and bring the county together.” Kenny Poole, Denver: “I think it helps as long…

Around Town 5/14/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the community building adjacent to Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled…