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Summer reading kicks off

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Staff at the Charles R. Jonas Library have a few tricks up their sleeves that will keep children reading this summer. “There is no reason for any child not to sign up for our program because every child in the county can afford free,” said Stephanie Osborne, library associate. The…

Murder mystery premieres

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British accents filled the Lincoln Cultural Center’s auditorium Tuesday as actors rehearsed for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “And Then There Were None.” “It think it is going to do very well,” Annie Bailey, a cast member, said. “This production is more over the top than most.” The play…

Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant celebrates long history

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The Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant is celebrating its 30th birthday this year and organizers are hoping a few good young women will come out to compete. “Every year it just gets better and better,” said Rhonda Hunter, president of the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women, which sponsors the pageant.…

St. Luke`s experiences a renaissance

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The members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton have put their artistic ability on display at the insistence of their reverend. “I knew what kind of talent was here, and I decided before I left I would like to have an all-parish show,” said the Rev. John Southern. There…

Iron Station couple pushes fellowship for Christian singles

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Kevin and Christine Pitts are happily married. Yet they still run the Christian singles group Kevin helped found in February 2004. It’s called SALT Singles, and it’s about more than just finding a mate. “One of the main things is knowing it’s OK to be single,” Christine said. The Pittses…

Radio personalities do readings

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Because first-grade teacher Bartley Bess enjoys listening to “Matt and Carol in the Morning” on 106.9 FM The Light, Love Memorial Elementary students had special readers visit Wednesday. First-grade students sat in an awe-filled cluster in the library as local celebrities Matt Stockman and Carol Davis, who broadcast from Asheville,…

Longtime YMCA employee named new Lincoln director

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Jenny Sigmon just wants to make an impact on her little corner of the world. As the new director of operations at the Lincoln County Family YMCA, Sigmon is touching lives everyday. She’s certainly making an impact and it’s not a small one. “This is not work to me, it’s…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours cruise The Denver Area Business Association will hold a special after hours with a yacht charter on Lake Norman. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 12 and will feature music, heavy snacks and two drinks followed by a cash bar.…

Around Town 6/4/2008

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RODEO SATURDAY Southern Extreme Bull-riding will make its way to Price’s area in Dallas 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Davis Rodeo Stockdale Company based out of Archdale, N.C., will provide the bulls for the competition, some of which have been featured on television. Lakota the bull, which was raised…

Fire training facility planned

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Lincoln County firefighters and emergency officials in partnership with Gaston College are moving forward with plans to possibly build what would be the first fire-training facility in county history. The Lincoln County Fire and Rescue Association Monday presented a sketch of the two-story structure to the County Commission. The 2,400-square-foot…