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Book fair raises funds

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The North Brook Elementary School Book Fair has something special for all of its little customers. Emily Baker likes books about puppies and horses. Her fellow student, Dylan Wyatt, enjoys books centered around the movie “Cars.” Micah Hayes digs Barbie books. Caeden Acker has a taste for scary stuff, and…

Burlon Craig`s Cat Square home now on National Register

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Burlon Craig may be gone, but his house – as well as the pottery shop and kiln where he made his famous pottery – is set to remain for years to come, thanks to Jason Harpe. Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, penned a National Register of…

Dealing with the difficulties of divorce

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Kim Fisher, facilitator of Hull’s Grove Baptist Church’s upcoming DivorceCare ministry, knows from personal experience how divorce can be traumatizing and isolating. “It’s almost like you have a sickness, and they don’t want to catch it,” Fisher said of people’s reactions. “I don’t think they mean to isolate, but it’s…

Wood-turned works of art

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Mount Anderson pastor heeded the call at age 38

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Rev. Donald Cline isn’t someone who always knew he’d enter the ministry. He was 38 years old and a supervisor at Cochrane Furniture when he felt the call. “I actually felt God’s call to the ministry later on in life,” said Cline, a Lincolnton native and the pastor of Mount…

Mullis files to run for commissioner

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Clayton Mullis of Crouse became the eighth Republican to file to run for commissioner Thursday. “There are people’s voices that are not being heard,” he said. “… I intend to speak to every individual who wants to speak to me.” Valerie Frady at the Lincoln County Board of Elections office…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will host an after-hours event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Wexford House assisted living home at 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver. For more information, call (704) 489-2633. Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its…

County committee selections made

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Appointments to Lincoln County’s Board of Health and Natural Resources Committee recently were approved. Margaret Dollar, county health director, recommended two members be appointed to the Board of Health. Dr. Cordell Scott II, who serves in the children’s clinic of Lincoln Dental Health Services, was recommended to replace Dr. Jack…

Health educator’s mission is sex ed

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Public health educator Mercedes Murray has several priority areas at the Lincoln County Health Department, but one is clearly her passion. Murray, a graduate of Illinois University with a master’s degree in public health, is working in Lincoln County through a Healthy Carolinians grant. The priority areas in which she…