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Upcoming exhibit features two very different artists

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Roger Steele and Gail M. Little, two very different artists, will come together in a joint show opening March 8 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “Gail’s is so whimsical and wonderful and colorful and dance-like, and Roger’s is very spiritual and quiet and some of the techniques and some of…

Prom dresses available

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School comedy has writing focus

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Iron Station Elementary School teachers dressed as pirates Friday for a comical performance to get their students excited about writing. With the state mandated fourth-grade writing test looming Tuesday, the students have been preparing for several weeks. The teachers’ pirate skit, “The Pirates of the Writing Treasure,” reviewed the components…

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…

UW accepts used prom dresses to give to teens

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Women holding on to their slightly-used, now-useless prom dresses have a chance to give them to a new home – the United Way of Lincoln County. “Mothers and grandmothers go out and spend lots of money on the gowns, and they just hang in the closet,” said Cathy Davis, executive…

Church Briefs

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REVIVAL Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 East, will have revival at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. March 3 and 4. The Rev. Gary Scoggins from Second Baptist Church in Kannapolis will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. BLESSING OF BIKES Lincolnton Church…