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EAST LINCOLN BETTERMENT ASSOCIATION MEETING The East Lincoln Betterment Association will have their annual meeting on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The location has not been determined yet. The meeting will announce ELBA’s new President, Treasurer and four new board members. LAKE NORMAN ORCHESTRA CONCERT The Lake Norman Orchestra and…

Seear recalls sights of a lifetime

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Physician retires from health dept. After resisting Nazis, going on whaling expeditions and providing aid in developing nations, a Lincoln County Health Department doctor is finally ready to retire. “Everything has to end,” said Torben Seear who has worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist with the Lincoln County Health Department…

Pipe organist to give smoking show

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The pied piper of the pipe organ is coming to Lincolnton promising both music and laughs. “He just has a very clever and fast paced presentation on how (the pipe organ) works and a very sparkling manner of playing,” said Daniel Hannemann, music minister at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Cj Sambach,…

Spaghetti-slurping good

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Hannah Gilroy and her family attended Family Night at GE Massey Elementary School Tuesday night. Children and adults ate spaghetti dinners, entered drawings for door prizes and visited information booths in the school’s media center. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Smoke Out — Health workers take anti-smoking steps

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Breaking free from addiction isn’t easy. Mollie Taylor, smoking cessation facilitator at Lincoln Medical Center, has faced the experience firsthand. A former smoker, she now helps others fight their battle against nicotine through a program called Freshstart. Though the program is only held quarterly at the hospital, Taylor offers assistance…

Lessons In Legato — Teacher cellist has time for class

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When Carrie Adams is not teaching, one can probably find her practicing her cello. The 23-year-old started playing the cello at the age of nine and took private lessons all through high school. She has been in the Charlotte Youth Symphony and the Junior Symphony. Now she is involved in…

Best At The Beat — Denver hip-hop artist jumps on the talent train

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It’s every teenagers dream. To become somebody, to become a star, to get noticed. Nick Chubbs, 19, has been living the dream. Chubbs, a Denver resident, just returned from Los Angeles where he won the award for best songwriting in the United States with the Best New Talent Search, a…

Student computer skills up slightly

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SAT scores trail state average Lincoln County Schools has increased its number of computer literate children. Of the 1,110 students tested this year in the school district, 82.7 percent were found proficient. This number shows a slight increase over 82.2 percent of students found proficient in 2003. Most students take…

Chamber to hold banquet

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2004 Annual Banquet Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Each year the chamber, which has more than 500 members in Lincoln County, recognizes the Man of the Year, the Woman of the Year and the Small Business Person of…

School Visitor

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Sid Luck from Seagrove, N.C. visited Iron Station Elementary School Nov. 4 to give small groups of students presentations of the process of shaping traditional pottery. He owns and runs Luck`s Ware Pottery in Seagrove where he welcomes visitors to watching him make traditional wheel- thrown pottery. Contributed Photo…