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Students raise funds for Haitian children

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The students in Regina Young’s class at Norris Childers Elementary School may only be in the third grade, but they understand that something terrible happened in Haiti, and they wanted to do what they could to help. “They’re very concerned,” Young said. “They’ve seen a lot of things on TV…

Local church members give hands-on support

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The Hope for Haiti Orphanage has a 10-year history with Lincoln County and since Haiti’s recent earthquake, the connection has grown stronger. “Once you go, you’re never the same,” said Scott Mann, pastor of New Vision Ministries in Lincolnton. Mann made his fourth trip to the orphanage in Ouanaminthe, Haiti…

Senior pottery show on display through March 12 at Lincoln Cultural Center

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The clay creations of Lincoln County seniors are now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “This is really special because it’s introducing them to art,” said Marti Hovis, director of the Lincoln County Senior Center. “Some of them have never experienced pottery before.” Seniors had the opportunity to take…

Around Town 2/19/2010

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CANCELLED As of today, Wayne’s Second Friday Feasts have been canceled. BARBECUE BENEFIT Faith Baptist Church, located on Old Plank Road in Iron Station, will have a barbecue to benefit Mary Scercy today. For more information or to pre-order, call Cindy or Guy Ballard at (704) 735-9689 or (704) 309-6105.…

Kaplan opens Sweet Melodies in Denver

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Glenna Kaplan used to make homemade candy with her father as a child. Now, she has turned that hobby into a business with her daughter, Meggan. The duo has opened Sweet Melodies, an old-fashioned candy shop with specialty coffees, fruit smoothies and music accessories. “We have been tossing around having…

Denver couple hosts Afghan girl during medical treatment

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A Denver couple is helping restore the life of an Afghan child fighting a deadly disease. Last summer, Khaleda Nader, now 11, lived with Amanda and Mike Assell through Solace for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and dental care to needy children in Afghanistan. Khaleda was living in…

East Lincoln Christian Ministry brings meals into residents’ homes

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Eva Sherrill got an early Valentine’s Day surprise. On Friday, East Lincoln Christian Ministry volunteer Joni Bloomquist delivered hot meals to Sherrill, 90, and her two children, who both have health problems. As an extra treat, Bloomquist handed Sherrill Valentine’s cards and baskets filled with candy. “They are always surprising…

Around Town 2/17/2010

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LENTEN SERVICES Daniels Lutheran Church will hold Lenten Services at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. CREATION SEMINAR Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 1139 Oak Grove Church Road, will hold a creation seminar at 7 p.m. tonight. For more information, call (704) 735-9069. ASH WEDNESDAY Asbury…

Lowder students get nutrition boost through federal grant

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The students at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School have been enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables all year and have recently added a universal breakfast to their nutritious schedules. “Research shows that children who have nourishing food throughout the day can focus better,” said Leigh Guth, an extension agent. “So we…

Spantek celebrates move to Lincolnton

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Spantek, a certified metal manufacturer, kicked off its move to Lincolnton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Lincoln Economic Development Association. The event was last Monday at the facility, located in the former RSI Marble building off North General’s Boulevard. Headquartered in Hopkins, Minn., Spantek designs and manufactures custom-sized…