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CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP The Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at Westport Baptist Church on Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Judy Smith from Tri-City Baptist Church, Hickory. The singer will be Heather Gordon of Denver. The donation is $6. To make a reservation, call 877-629-6244 or for…

Bear gifts carry message

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Snacks and sweets aren’t the only issues concerning students in the NAC group. Children in the Nutrition Advisory Council at G.E. Massey Elementary School recently put community needs above their own — collecting 350 teddy bears for needy children. The bears were given to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincolnton…

Photography competition to accept entries

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Amateur photographers of Lincoln County need to take off those lens caps and get to clicking. The Lincoln Arts Council’s annual Amateur Photography Competition will accept entries on Jan 4 and 5. The show will open Jan. 9. “We have a lot of people around here who are wonderful amateur…

Surviving girl bullies, a rite of passage

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For many middle school girls, it’s all about expensive brand names, the thinnest body and the most sought after boyfriend. “There’s so much pressure to conform,” said Deb Harkey, a counselor at West Lincoln Middle School. “You would be amazed at the pressures for girls to have certain hairstyles, clothing,…

58th Anniversary

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Gifts of art accent decor at NLHS

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The new media center/library at North Lincoln High School is a beautiful, large space, but it has looked somewhat sterile since it opened last fall. Cynthia Randleman wanted to make the space more appealing, but she wanted whatever objects were added to the decor to be aesthetically pleasing, of high…

Lincoln Campus receives grant

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The Gaston College Foundation has been awarded a $141,400 grant by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust of Winston-Salem. The funds will be used to buy health science equipment for the proposed Science and Technology Center on the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. “Since Gaston College renovated the old Lincolnton…

A change of scenery — Celebrity hairdresser settles in Lincolnton

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Jackie Schenck knows hair. Actually that is probably an understatement. The 32-year-old stylist, who’s worked on the hair of several celebrities, recently moved from Las Vegas to Lincolnton. She has sculpted the locks of Belinda Carlisle, members of N’Sync and Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders. She’s done work for fashion…

50th Anniversary

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Santa Safety

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Santa Claus waves to the crowd at the Cat Square Christmas Parade. The jolly old elf encourages everyone to practice holiday safety this Christmas season. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…