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Veterans Day events to salute nation’s heroes

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Veterans both living and deceased will be honored Wednesday with a Veterans Day parade and ceremony in downtown Lincolnton. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Lincolnton Police Department on Flint Street. Ceremonies will follow the parade at the courthouse. “It’s a very informal parade,” said Ed House,…

Information session on regional bike plan

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An information session on the Lake Norman Regional Bicycle Plan will be conducted tonight in Denver. Already, Centralina Council of Governments (COG) has held sessions in Cornelius and Troutman, but will wrap up with its last session at Unity Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Participants will learn about the planning…

Redemption Outreach Center to distribute dinners for Thanksgiving

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Full Thanksgiving dinners will be given out at Redemption Outreach Center Nov. 21, and while the give-away location has remained the same for 10 years, the service has become a community effort. “I want other churches to know that we welcome the involvement of coming together for it to be…

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…

City Council Notebook

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The following are some of the issues discussed during Thursday’s Lincolnton City Council meeting. n The City Council voted unanimously to approve a zoning map amendment to rezone three parcels of land totaling 2.1 acres from Residential-25 to Office and Institutional. The property on N.C. 150 in Boger City is…

Community Activities

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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 until 5 p.m. today.…

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…