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Stick women and abstract landscapes on display at Lincoln Cultural Center

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Gail Little (above) stands with one of her stick women. Left, Roger Steele (below), an abstract artist, talks to Rick Dudley at the opening of the two shows. Chris Dean / LTN Photo “Gloaming Into Dark” by Roger Steele is one of the prints on display. Chris Dean / LTN…

Pastor publishes book on authentic spirituality

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Dr. Charles Brown, who is retired from serving as senior pastor at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, believes people need more than ritual and routine to gain connection with God. Brown’s recently released book, “Papa’s Voice: Rekindling Your Relationship with Papa-God,” addresses people’s need for intimacy with the divine. “It’s…

YMCA honors dedicated volunteer

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A retired health and physical education teacher, Linda Harrill-Rudisill joined the Lincoln County Family YMCA to stay fit. She soon learned, however, that the organization was more than just a gym. “I realized that the overall purpose of the Y is to put Christian principals into practice through programs that…

First Presbyterian expands children’s outreach

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What began as the First Presbyterian Church inviting one teenage girl into its congregation has grown into much more. “It was one of those wonderful Holy Spirit things,” Rev. Claude Wilson-Stayton said of the church’s children’s outreach program. It all started when some members of the church started picking up…

Huge brush fire scorches 20 acres off Reepsville Road

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A massive brush fire kept local firefighters busy Wednesday afternoon. “Someone was burning brush and it just got away from them,” said Bob Scronce, former chief of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. “It ended up burning about 20 acres.” The fire, located behind Daniels Lutheran Church on Reepsville Road, took…

Former Lincolnton doctor convicted again in death of friend

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MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) – A former North Carolina doctor whose own attorney called him a liar and adulterer was convicted anew Thursday of murdering his best friend three decades ago so he could marry the friend’s wife. A jury convicted Dr. Stephen Scher, now 67, of first-degree murder in the…

Coming Up

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COMING UP n Books, beans, arts and music: Cool Beans and Sweet Things coffee shop is brewing an abstract art show and live music 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday at the newly re-branded business on N.C. 16 near Webb Road. No cover and families are welcome. Features best…

City, high school partner on camps

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City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation and Lincolnton High School have formed a partnership designed to benefit local kids, both now and in the future. “We’re working with the Lincolnton High School athletic department to cosponsor our spring and summer camps,” Nathan Eurey, program coordinator for the Recreation Department, said.…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Firefighter job deadline Friday is the last day to submit an application to the Denver Fire Department for one full-time emergency medical technician and firefighter position. For more information, call (704) 483-5115. DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on…

Student Advisory Council gives report

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The Lincolnton City Council recently heard re-ports for projects sponsored by its Student Advisory Council, composed of 23 high school students from all over the county. Members are students at East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln High Schools and the Lincoln Charter School. Miranda Payseur and William Hartis,…