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Church Briefs

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COUNTRY GOSPEL A country gospel concert featuring Carolina will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 200 Bethel Church Road in Lincolnton. A love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome to attend. AUGUST APPEAL Fairview Baptist Church, 5055 Fairview Church Road, Lincolnton, invites the public to…

Around Town 8/28/2009

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POTTERY EXHIBITION All entries for the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s 7th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery Exhibition must be received by 5 p.m. today. The exhibition will be open Tuesday through Sept. 30. For more information or to submit a piece, contact the Arts Council at (704) 732-9044 or artslincoln@bellsouth.net.…

Habitat house becomes home

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A Lincoln County family has settled into its new Habitat for Humanity home just in time for school. “We’ve got a lot of friends,” said Cearra Holmes, 7, who is now in the third grade. The house is located close to Pumpkin Center Intermediate, North Lincoln Middle School and North…

Pottery demonstrations

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Festival celebrates stomping

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Children, teens and adults will all take turns squishing grapes between their toes at WoodMill Winery’s fourth annual Muscadine Grape Stomp. “It’s the first fall festival to get people out and going to festivals,” said Larry Cagle, winery owner. “After this, there’s festivals everywhere.” The festival will take place from…

LCHA promotes This Place Matters Project

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The Lincoln County Historical Association wants to know what place matters to you. “It’s a low-maintenance program,” said Jason Harpe, executive director of the association. “It’s something that we can throw out there to see if people have an interest in showing what matters to them in the community.” The…

State 4-H reaches 100 years

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North Carolina will celebrate 100 years of 4-H Oct. 3, and local alumni are invited to the party. “I want this to be a reunion of sorts for them and also an opportunity for our 4-Hers to learn history,” said April Dillon, a 4-H youth development extension agent. Lincoln County…

Breaking ground

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Community seeks to aid woman’s battling

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Tiffany Pratt seems just like any other normal 18-year-old. She enjoys hanging out with friends, playing with her two dogs and spending time with her family, including several nieces and nephews. Pratt dreams of getting a college degree in business management and opening a business close to her Denver home.…

Mustangs coach: V-ball team shows confidence

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DENVER — Headed into her second year of coaching, East Lincoln head volleyball coach Stacy Possert said her team is more confident. Last season Possert was named the Mustangs coach, leading the team to a 16-7 overall record, a third place in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference and a first-round…