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North Lincoln volleyball will be athletic

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Fifth-year North Lincoln head volleyball coach Lynn Rhyne said this year’s squad will be a young and athletic group of young ladies. “This season we have a lot of good athletic potential within the girls at the school,” she said. “We’ve got some younger kids coming on from the middle…

Local woman learns to live with Alzheimer’s

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Adair Cantwell, 73, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 10 years ago and everything changed. “To start with, I was embarrassed,” said Cantwell, who lives in Lincolnton. “It was the last thing you wanted to have.” She didn’t, however, choose to keep her disease a secret. “If you hide it, then…

Holy Spirit Bible school makes dramas

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Vacation Bible school at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver was a little bit different this year. Rather than being held in the evening, as it has been in the past, the annual summer event took place in the mornings of Aug. 4-8. “We had so many stay-at-home moms helping…

Boy earns black belt

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North Lincoln band plans war theme shows

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The North Lincoln High School band is making a statement about war in its show this year. “War and Peace” will feature backdrops of “scenes from war times throughout American history,” band director Neil Underwood said. Art teacher Denise Neilson and her students will design the backdrops. Underwood said the…

Time to prepare for the Apple Festival

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The community is already gearing up for the Lincoln County Apple Festival, which will take place Sept. 20 in downtown Lincolnton. Fried Pies The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will be making fried pies today through Friday and Monday through Aug. 20. Patrons were able to start ordering pies…

Environment theme evident at pet hospital

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After moving to Denver, veterinarian Lynn Reed opened an animal hospital with the environment in mind. West Shore Animal Hospital, located at 2558 N.C. 16 N., is the third facility Reed has opened in North Carolina. “I opened two animal hospitals in Asheboro and when my kids went off to…

Christian Ministry plans ‘yard sale’

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is getting creative in its search for food. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Soup Kitchen parking lot, the ministry will hold a “yard sale.” Those interested can trade 10 non-perishable food items for desks, shelves, cabinets, chairs, lamps and other items…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS McGuire movie night The EnergyExplorium in Huntersville will screen “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The cove will be open for anchoring and lawn available for picnics. The event is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call (800) 777-0003. DABA luncheon The Denver Area…

ROTC cadets attend camp on leadership

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Cadets in Lincolnton High School’s Air Force ROTC program attended a six-day leadership camp in July. The Converse College Cadet Leadership School in Spartanburg, S.C., included about 175 cadets from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Chief Pratt, Lincolnton High School’s ROTC instructor said, “The school’s primary focus was…