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Around Town 3/22/2010

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DONATIONS The Commandment Keeps Church of the Living God in Lincolnton is asking for donations to a raffle for their “Sowing of the Seeds” building fund. For more information or to place a donation, contact Pamela Boston at (704) 240-8146 or pboston1@charter.net. SIT N’ STITCH Sit n’ Stitch, a sewing…

Around Town 3/19/2010

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YOUTH BARBECUE Hills Chapel United Methodist Church will hold their annual youth barbecue beginning 11 a.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. A yard sale will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Proceeds will benefit upcoming youth mission trips. PROM SHOPPE Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church of Maiden will…

Working to find a cure for juvenile diabetes

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The Beam family knows of no other children with juvenile diabetes in the area, but they’re certain 11-year-old Jaycie isn’t alone. “We’ve promised her we’ll do whatever it takes to support her and help her,” said Chesanie Beam, mother of Jaycie. More than 20 friends and family members will be…

Art Crawl tonight

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The Art Crawl Downtown Lincolnton will bring more than 50 artists together tonight to display their wares in 38 downtown Lincolnton businesses. The event allows artists to make connections to each other as well as connections with potential buyers. “After seeing it last year, I thought this would be a…

Arts Council’s Art About Town still growing

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County decided two and a half years ago that if the people wouldn’t come to the art, then the art would have to go to the people. “We had trouble getting people into the galleries,” said Brian Cooke, a member of the Arts Council of…

Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church now welcoming new members

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Members of Lincolnton’s first stand-alone cowboy church worship under the wide-open sky, sitting in lawn chairs wearing blue jeans. “There’s church people – people who have been in traditional church, who just like the atmosphere,” said Harvey Gates, pastor, of his congregation. “There are people who are looking for something…

Ordination

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Chorus plans feast of food and music

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West Lincoln High School’s chorus will be presenting a feast of food and music 7 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The show is called Raised on Radio and will include many recognizable songs. “It’s going to be any radio hit from any time,” said Tim Ottinger, chorus…

St. Patrick’s Day at St. James Elementary

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ABOVE: St. James Elementary School students in Emily McHardy’s first-grade class spend Tuesday afternoon making leprechaun traps to catch the wee Irish fairies in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Cameron Lamp (left) and Justin Luckman use a straw to prop open their box. BELOW: Paulie Monengay (left) and Aliyah Frias…

Martial arts teacher joins forces with gymnastics academy

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Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy is partnering with Martial Arts Training Institute (MATI) to teach people of all ages how to defend themselves in an unexpected and dangerous situation. Master Scott Hartsell will be teaching the style of Shorinji Kempo Karate at Lake Norman Gymnastics. He is also the chief instructor…