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LCHA organizes workshop

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The Lincoln County Historical Association will host a day-long program on genealogy focusing on DNA, document methodology and land grants in North Carolina. “There are a lot of people doing genealogy, and they’re constantly looking for workshops that will help them with their research,” said Jason Harpe, director of the…

Foster parent pursues showbiz career

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In real life, Lincolnton resident Ronnie Paulley is a foster parent who works with mentally handicapped adults and loves to sing. In his life on screen, however, he has a tendency to attract serial killers. “For some reason, I seem to nail horror films,” Paulley said. Paulley, 25, has several…

Students show officials their Smart Board skills

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Superintendent David Martin hopes one day soon, despite the economy, Lincoln County classrooms are equipped with advanced technology. Students from Rock Springs Elementary School, North Lincoln Middle School and Lincolnton High School recently showed county officials what they could do with Smart Boards and Promethean Boards. “I believe it’s going…

Literary competition winners announced

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has announced the winners of the 2010 Flo Robinson Literary Competition. Prose, Elementary School First Place: “ Floor” by Cole Ferraro, Rock Springs Second Place: “Robin Hoops” by Hunter Nichols, Lincoln Charter School Third Place: “Untitled” by Macy Lee, Lincoln Charter School Honorable Mention:…

Motorcyclists to salute memory of fallen officers

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Dozens of law enforcement officers from across the state will take part in a 100 county motorcycle ride to honor those who have died in the of duty. The Fallen Officer Memorial Ride will begin today in Avery County and continue through May 15, with a stop in Lincolnton on…

Drag legend making appearance at car show

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Shirley Muldowney, the first lady of drag racing, will be making a special trip to Lincolnton for Doug Herbert’s 20th Annual Car Show and Open House Saturday. A three-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel Champion, Muldowney is a pioneer in the sport of drag racing. She broke huge…

Health Fair to feature free cancer screenings

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Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center is hosting a special event in honor of Melanoma Awareness Month (May). On Saturday, the Denver-based business will hold its first Health Fair, featuring free skin cancer screenings and blood pressure and blood sugar checks. Those attending the event can also watch Glo Mineral makeup…

Teen entrepreneur has biz in the bag

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At age 15, Tiffine Pedrick has already learned the value of a dollar. Two years ago, Pedrick needed to find a summer job. She didn’t want the typical teenage summer jobs of babysitting or working at fast food restaurants. Pedrick’s parents, Kathy and Brian Pedrick, wondered if their daughter was…

Around Town 5/5/2010

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ROSELAND REVIVAL Roseland Baptist Church, located at 1172 Rosehill Drive, at 6 p.m. this evening. The Rev. Jerry Phillips of Conway, S.C., will be the guest speaker. BOOK CLUB MEETING The East Lincoln Book Club will meet 10 a.m. Thursday at the East Lincoln Library in Denver. For more information…

Dunn, Hester Engagement

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Tiffany Leigh Dunn and Matthew Edward Hester announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Tiffany is the daughter of Scott and Sherry Dunn of Gastonia. She is a graduate of Victory Christian Academy and CVCC Dental Hygienist Program. She is currently employed at Comfort and Care Dentistry in Lincolnton. Matt is…