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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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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…

Church Briefs

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CHURCH OUTING Daniels Lutheran Church is planning a church outing for 4 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is invited to join the congregation on a trip to Sims Bar-B-Que, which has live bluegrass music and dancing. PIANO CONCERT Sharon Baptist Church’s Chosen Generation will present a Rex Smith piano concert 4 p.m.…

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…

Local gardener shares his irises with visitors

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They may not last long, but Kenneth Scronce’s irises provide a beautiful opening ceremony to his gardening season. Scronce estimates his field of irises produces more than 3,000 blooms. “Purple with yellow and red, peach, gold, red, maroon-red, light blue and dark blue – there are all kinds of colors,”…