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Around Town 10/31/2007

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FALL FESTIVAL Unity Baptist Church will hold a fall festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church at 326 N. Aspen St. There will be games and candy. The public is invited. TRUNK OF TREATS Trinity Lutheran Church will have a kid-friendly meal, Bible-based books, door prizes and trunks…

Grand opening

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Son plans Rockin for Cochran

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After running a 5K race during the Apple Festival with his daughter, the Lincoln County Apple Queen, Perry Cochran, a state trooper, suffered a stroke. He went to the hospital that Saturday night and went home the next day. On Monday, he suffered a major stroke that left him temporarily…

Fall field trips

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Students at Learning Land Children’s Center have had a busy fall. Above, from left to right Daven Hall, Isaiah McKibben, Kyle Scanlon, Alexander Vaughn, Nathaniel Shook, Jessica Parker, David Williams, Dada Viera-Lewis, Larissa Vanicek, Jencie Ewing, Serenity Hope, Makala Rath and Shelby Richardson visit Sparky the firehouse dog who taught…

Youth recipe contest focuses on North Carolina products

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What’s your favorite North Carolina food product? Choose from these four categories and prepare a dish from commercially grown food products in North Carolina: fruit, vegetable, bread or dairy. Prizes will be awarded in three different age groups: 9-12, 13-15 and 16-18 years old. Awards, which include a $100 savings…

Art work leaves time for other things

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Kristin Lacy is a part-time artist. But she’s a full-time mom, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The Lincolnton native says she didn’t study art in school, but was always artistic. “I just liked to play,” said Lacy. Lacy says both her maternal grandmother and an uncle on…

Around Town 10/29/2007

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CANDLELIGHT VIGIL The Purple Shoe Thrift Store will hold a candlelight vigil from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The store is located on Main Street in Lincolnton, beside Estate Jewelers. The vigil will be for Domestic Violence Awareness month, which is October. There will be food pick-ups and speakers. The…

National essay contest offers awards to high school students

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High school students can win up to $5,000 in cash through an essay contest sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute in Arlington, Va. Essays for the annual “Being an American” contest must be submitted by Dec. 3 and must be no more than 3,300 characters, or approximately 500 words.…

Music director stepping down

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After nearly three decades of directing choirs, coordinating Wonderful Wednesdays and Music Together, and serving in multiple other capacities, Peggy Buckner is stepping down. Twenty-six years after accepting the position of director of music at First Presbyterian Church of Lincolnton, Buckner plans to retire in May. But she’s going out…

Residents give opinions at planning meeting

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More open and usable space; better standards and access for neighborhoods, roads and streets. These were some of the major themes voiced by residents in three countywide meetings on planning held in mid-October. Their purpose was aimed at helping craft a new law, a Unified Development Ordinance, that will determine…