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Volunteers to attend disaster training

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The First Baptist Church of Lincolnton will host hundreds of volunteers at a North Carolina Disaster Relief Training Friday and Saturday. “The gathering this weekend will be some of the sweetest-spirited people, whether they come with words or a hammer,” said the Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence of First Baptist Church..…

Raising funds for food

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Message given on prom night decisions

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Amid the final steaming of the dresses, remembering to refrigerate the corsage and counting seconds of class until the big night, West Lincoln High School prom-goers received a sobering experience. The school’s Students Against Drunk Driving group organized an assembly to discuss safety and good decisions with the students. The…

Around Town 5/12/2008

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SENIOR MEETING The Iron Station Seniors will meet at noon on Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled the Demonstration of Custom Designing Fabric – The Resist…

Education Briefs

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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center at Lincoln has expanded scholarship offerings to include two new scholarships in programs for pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology. CMC-Lincoln has awarded several annual $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in degreed clinical healthcare programs. For more information, contact human resources at…

Salem Baptist to be used as campus for theology

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Beginning in the fall, Salem Baptist Church will serve as a satellite campus for the North Carolina College of Theology, an accredited institution entering its ninth year of operation. The campus at Salem Baptist will be called the Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology. Cranford was the pastor at Salem…

Tackling homelessness

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Slugging center opens on N. Aspen

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Lincolnton native Brad Heavner has a long history with the sport of baseball. “I’ve always played baseball, and a lot of softball,” he said. Now, Heavner and his wife, Kristel, are giving area youth a place to hone their skills with a bat and ball. The couple opened Heavy’s Carolina…

Sweet opening

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Golden Opportunity Day aimed at Lincoln County seniors

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Lincoln County seniors took advantage of a golden opportunity Thursday morning at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “I just came to have fun and see all what they’ve got, let them talk to me about all the things I should know,” said Georgia McLain, 70, who attended Golden Opportunity…