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Lincolnton local brings O. Henry to life

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“The Thief, the Chief and the Magi” started out as a one-man radio show and grew into a full blown play complete with ragtime melodies and derby hats. “We’re having a good time with it,” said Barrie Howard, a Lincolnton local who wrote and directed the play. “We’re laughing a…

Scholarship forms available

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Applications are now available for the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Stoudemire was a former Lincoln County Agricultural Extension Chairman and a highly regarded member of the community for almost 30 years. Scholarships are awarded annually to Lincoln County residents who will be pursuing a degree program at a…

Youthful LHS band has good year

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The Lincolnton High School Wolf Pack Marching Band, “The Band with the Bell,” completed a very successful season. Their 2004 field show entitled “Vive La France” included the music An American in Paris, I Love Paris, April in Paris, One Day I’ll Fly Away, and Gaite Parisienne (Can-Can). Under the…

LMC to start Caring Clown program

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Lincoln Medical Center will be stepping into the center ring when it implements a special Caring Clown program that is designed to aid patients in recovery through humor. The program, which received hospital approval in August 2004, is designed to draw the patient into a world of amusement to ease…

Leonard to appear on TV broadcast

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Lincolnton’s Joe Leonard will be highlighted during a newscast on WSOC-TV Tuesday for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Leonard was at Fort DeRussy, 10-12 miles from Pearl Harbor, when Japanese fighters made their attack Dec. 7, 1941. The morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Leonard saw smoke from burning ships…

Moose Lodge Christmas Party

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Destinee Doughton receives a gift from Santa Sunday during the Lincoln Moose Lodge’s 4th Annual Christmas Party for A Place to Grow, a, a non-profit developmental day school that offers integrated special needs. Approximately 70 bikers from the Christian Ministry Motorcycle Association also helped entertain the children. Ryan’s Steakhouse donated…

County Health Department schedules flu clinics

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The Lincoln County Health Department has set up flu clinics for the Denver and Vale areas. Another portion of the flu vaccine has been made available for adults who fall within CDC guidelines and will be administered over the next two weeks. The upcoming clinics will be held as follows:…

Artist takes road back to self

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Andrea St. John Nocher has found artistic inspiration in Lincoln County’s old barns and farm houses. She lives in an 18th century brick house down a gravel road in west Lincoln, and there she spends her time painting rural scenes. “The countryside gives me a lot of inspiration. I love…

Star lit tour of Lincolnton homes

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The Lincoln County Arts Council will hold its third annual Star Light Tour of Homes on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The tour includes six locations – four private homes, First Presbyterian Church on West Main Street and the Lincoln Cultural Center located on Main Street. The theme…

Tech grants announced

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Six area schools have received an extra boost for technology. The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation recently distributed $1,000 in technology grants to all schools in the system, but six facilities received additional funding. Rock Springs Elementary, Lincolnton Middle and East Lincoln High schools all received $2,500. S. Ray Lowder,…