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Church Activities

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THE LIFT New Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway in Mount Holly, will have an evening of music and socializing from 6:30-10 p.m. the first Friday of each month in the family life center. Music from the Praise 150 Team and Doyle’s Front Porch Band will begin…

NLHS competes in marching band ‘World Series’

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The North Lincoln Band of Knights will face its fiercest competition yet at the Bands of America Grand National Championship Nov. 12-15 in Indianapolis, Ind. “It’s the World Series of high school marching bands,” Underwood said. “There’s nothing any bigger.” The band members are both excited and apprehensive about the…

Child in need of help

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Lyric Rikard was born with an epi gastric hernia, which doctors said would close up as he grew older. Now one, the hernia is still there, and Lyric is in need of surgery. Unfortunately, his father has been laid off, his mother in employed part time and the family doesn’t…

New book tells tales of America’s first ghosts

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Dan Barefoot spent the Halloween season traveling around the state telling haunted histories. He makes his first stop in Lincolnton to promote his new book Spirits of ’76 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. It focuses on Revolutionary War ghosts. “It was the birth of the American republic…

Documentary examines supernatural sightings

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Josh Timothy Snipes is not afraid of ghosts. In fact, he spent Halloween night in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s cemetery searching for them. “Anything can happen on Halloween, I believe that now,” he said. Snipes has been searching for – and, he says, finding – ghosts since he was a…

Skins and skulls

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5K run-walk to benefit Red Cross

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Supporters of Upwards Basketball and Cheerleading and the Lincoln County Red Cross are asked to take to the pavement for the Change a Life, Save a Life 5K. “We just decided to combine forces and make it easier and not have too many runs out there,” Chris Rhyne, who is…

LEDA celebrates international business at Denver location

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Locals got a chance to taste exotic foods without hopping on a plane and traveling overseas. The Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) hosted an International Appreciation Reception last Thursday at Vesuvius Vineyards. The reception wrapped up LEDA’s Industry Appreciation Month events. LEDA’s private members were treated to beverages, desserts and…

Around Town 11/4/2009

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COAT DRIVE SAM Outreach and El Shaddai Full Gospel Church will have a coat and sweater drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center, located at 114-B E. Main St., in Lincolnton. Coat and sweater donations may be dropped off at SAM’s from 10 a.m. to…

Motorcycle event to aid family whose son died in Sept. crash

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After losing his son to a tragic motorcycle accident, Vernon Polson said he couldn’t be more thankful for the kindness of the community. “The people of this community have really stepped in when times have gotten hard,” he said. On Sept. 3, Vernon Polson received a call that forever changed…