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Y benefit to help student go abroad

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This August, 14-year-old Cassadi Pauley will get her first chance to visit a foreign country as part of the YMCA International Conference in Prague. This Saturday, local residents will get the opportunity to help her make the trip by taking part in “One Enchanted Evening,” a second chance prom at…

Around Town 6/27/2008

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4-H YARD SALE Lincoln County 4-H will have a yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Items will include children’s clothing, comic book games, knick-knacks and home decor items. HOSPICE MEETING Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County invites all…

Around Town – Churches

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JULY 4 CELEBRATION Daniels Lutheran Church will hold its July 4 celebration Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 9:15 a.m., with worship to follow at 10:30 a.m. at the Outdoor Worship Center. A hot dog lunch will follow the service. This will be a casual dress Sunday. Valet parking will…

Chesterbrook Academy grand opening

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Bluegrass festival set for July 11, 12

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West Lincoln will soon be filled with the finger-pickin’ good sounds of bluegrass. “We love music. We’re not in this for money. We’re in this because we know in that area, there’s just such a need,” said Linda Hunsucker, who founded Catawba Valley Music Revival Inc. with her husband. “When…

Hart Square’s kiln fires up

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The flames shot up 40 feet from Hart Square’s kiln Tuesday night and potter Luke Heafner’s heart did similar acrobatics. “It’s interesting to see, but it’s nerve wracking because you’ve got months worth of work you put into a kiln, and if something goes wrong, you can ruin a whole…

Growth spurs church to add family center

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For the congregation of Westport Baptist Church in Denver, building a new family life center was a matter of necessity. “The community is growing and we need the space,” Susie Sherrill, the church’s senior administrative assistant, said. The church broke ground on the new facility last November after about two…

Ukulele camp instructs on stringed play

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Camp Uke, a ukulele day camp for 5- to 7-seven-year-old children, introduced campers to playing stringed instruments during the week of June 16. The camp, housed at Notable Music in Denver, completed its second year and had five campers. Notable Music co-owner Buffy Macsherry said the children began their morning…

Around Town 6/25/2008

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CLASS REUNION East Lincoln High School’s class of 1978 will have a reunion Oct. 25 at Days Inn in Cornelius. For more information, log onto Classmates.com or call Jay Sigmon at (704) 735-0425, Barbara Wilson at (704) 732-2859 or Tresa Norton at (704) 483-9613. THANK YOU Libby Reel would like…

Golf buddies team up at Verdict Ridge

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Verdict Ridge is known for its beauty and challenging play, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays it’s the place to be for a regular group of 10 to 15 golfing buddies. “The majority are retired and we see them four or five times a week. There’s usually about 12 to 15…