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Salem Baptist to be used as campus for theology

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Beginning in the fall, Salem Baptist Church will serve as a satellite campus for the North Carolina College of Theology, an accredited institution entering its ninth year of operation. The campus at Salem Baptist will be called the Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology. Cranford was the pastor at Salem…

Tackling homelessness

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Slugging center opens on N. Aspen

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Lincolnton native Brad Heavner has a long history with the sport of baseball. “I’ve always played baseball, and a lot of softball,” he said. Now, Heavner and his wife, Kristel, are giving area youth a place to hone their skills with a bat and ball. The couple opened Heavy’s Carolina…

Sweet opening

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Golden Opportunity Day aimed at Lincoln County seniors

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Lincoln County seniors took advantage of a golden opportunity Thursday morning at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “I just came to have fun and see all what they’ve got, let them talk to me about all the things I should know,” said Georgia McLain, 70, who attended Golden Opportunity…

Local gardener shares his irises with visitors

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They may not last long, but Kenneth Scronce’s irises provide a beautiful opening ceremony to his gardening season. Scronce estimates his field of irises produces more than 3,000 blooms. “Purple with yellow and red, peach, gold, red, maroon-red, light blue and dark blue – there are all kinds of colors,”…

Lincoln 4-H offers summer adventures

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With only six more weeks of school left, have you decided what your child will be doing this summer? Lincoln County 4-H has a fun-filled Summer Ventures Program for youth ages 6 to 18. The following programs will be offered beginning June 9 and ending Aug. 13.: Sketching For Beginners…

LCHA participates in Charlotte celebration

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The Lincoln County Historical Association will be participating in celebrating the Mecklenburg Declaration Through the Ages 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Charlotte Museum of History, which will be hosting the gathering. Representatives from Historic Charlotte, Latta Plantation, Historic Rosedale, Levine Museum of the New South, May 20th…

Church Briefs

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CHURCH OUTING Daniels Lutheran Church is planning a church outing for 4 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is invited to join the congregation on a trip to Sims Bar-B-Que, which has live bluegrass music and dancing. PIANO CONCERT Sharon Baptist Church’s Chosen Generation will present a Rex Smith piano concert 4 p.m.…

Lincoln sales tax thumped

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A quarter-cent sales tax proposed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was defeated overwhelmingly in Tuesday’s primary election. The proposal, which commissioners had discussed as a means of helping pay off the county’s school debt, failed by a margin of 73.81 percent to 26.19 percent. The tax was expected…