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Local musicians to join Triangle Brass in concert

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A friendship between North Lincoln High School’s band director and the director of the Triangle Brass Band has brought the Raleigh musical ensemble to Lincoln County. “He’s been a friend of mine and has worked with my bands for many years now,” said Neil Underwood, NLHS band director, of Tony…

Around Town 4/8/2011

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PAWS AT THE PARK Lincoln Charter School is partnering with Pine Lake Preparatory to host the 1st Annual “Paws @ the Park,” a K-12 athletic competition event. Competitions begin 3:45 p.m. today at the Denver MS/HS campus of Lincoln Charter School. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Lincoln County…

Lincoln quilters hosting show at Citizens Center

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Quilts come in all shapes and sizes ranging in style from traditional to artistic, but one thing they all have in common is the long hours and thought put into them. “Nobody just makes a quilt. There’s always a reason behind it,” said Cindy Beal, president of the Lincoln Quilters…

Church Briefs

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LENT DINNERS St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will host a fish dinner every Friday during Lent, ending April 15. Dinners will be 5:30 – 7 p.m. and cost is $7. For more information, call (704) 735-0063. MARVIN BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church on the Startown Road will have a full breakfast…

Village on Main serves southern cuisine

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The Village on Main, serving southern-style cuisine, seafood and steaks, has opened in Lincolnton. Georgios and Kellie Kastanias own the restaurant, formerly the Italian Garden. Their head chef, Harold Young Jr., worked at Fox’s Fish Camp for 38 years. Young has brought many of Fox’s recipes, including hushpuppies, dressings and…

Doug Herbert moving

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Doug Herbert Performance, which has been located in Lincolnton since 1991, is moving to Concord. Doug Herbert, owner of the business, will open at 4030 Concord Parkway South, adjacent to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Monday. An open house will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7. Herbert Performance…

Actavis ‘anniversary gift’ to benefit local charities

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Five Lincoln County charitable organizations have received donations from Actavis to commemorate the company’s fifth anniversary in the United States. On behalf of employees at its Lincolnton manufacturing facility, the New Jersey-based generic pharmaceutical company donated a total of $5,000 to Love Memorial Elementary School, Lincoln County Coalition Against Child…

Host families sought for students

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Local families are needed to host Japanese exchange students ages 12 to 17 for four weeks this summer as part of a two-way exchange program sponsored by 4-H. Hosting will take place during the summer from July 24 to Aug. 19. The program is open to families with children of…

Notable News

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William G. Wilson, MD, of Charlottesville, Va. received the first Alpha Omega Alpha – Anne L. Brodie Teacher’s Teacher Award at the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society banquet in Charlottesville on March 18. This award was created to recognize a faculty member of the University of Virginia School of…

Parents educated on infant crying, Shaken Baby Syndrome

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln is placing purple hats on all of its newborns this month in honor of “The Period of Purple Crying: Keeping Babies Safe in North Carolina” program. The Period of Purple Crying reminds parents about the normalcy of early infant crying and how to cope with it without…