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YMCA seeks $5,000 to get $10,000

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To receive a $10,000 donation from an anonymous donor, the Lincoln County Family YMCA must raise $5,000 through individual donations. “We need to do it by the end of the year, and it can’t be by a special event,” said Rosemary Suss, membership and wellness director. “So we’re kind of…

50th Anniversary

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Renovations to boost safety at technology school

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The Lincoln County School of Technology will be safer for students following a renovation that will take place during winter break. The school’s woodworking shop does not meet the state’s recommendation of being between 2,500 to 3,000 square feet. Instead, it is around 500 square feet. The students also do…

Church Activities

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CHRISTMAS MUSIC The Adult Choir of Boger City Baptist Church will have a Christmas music celebration at 7 p.m. tonight and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. MLK JR. CHOIR The next rehearsal for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Choir will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the Oaklawn Community Building. Choir leaders…

Around Town 12/18/2009

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COAT/SWEATER DRIVE SAM Outreach and El Shaddai Full Gospel Church are accepting donations for their coat and sweater drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. New or lightly used clothing may be dropped off from until 2 p.m. today at SAM’S Outreach, located at 114-B E. Main St., in…

Riverhill gains space with new location

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Riverhill Monument Company Artistry in Stone has moved, but has not gone too far down the road. In October, the business moved from 2547 E. Main St. to 2111 E. Main St., beside Lincoln Animal Hospital. The new space, double the size of the old location, allows Riverhill to display…

National magazine covers local donation

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Lincolnton has two of its residents included in People Magazine’s most recent “Sexiest Man Alive” issue. Bill Coram and Tim Shain are included in an article called “The Kidney Chain,” which tracks how one selfless donation changed 20 lives. The magazine has movie star Johnny Depp on the cover and…

Furniture making a lifelong passion

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Hal Holmstrom was first introduced to woodworking in 1948 in a junior high school class, and he’s been doing it ever since. Hal has made “doo dads” and cradles, easels and cabinets. He spends most of his time these days creating stools and chairs in his garage studio on Country…

Man donates $2,000, called ‘Christmas angel’

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An anonymous man went into Rutherford Electric Company in Lincolnton Tuesday with $2,000 and a generous spirit. “He helped 14 different families that otherwise, their power would have been disconnected,” said Linda Garner, an office service representative. “He was a Christmas angel to those people.” The man had called the…

Jingle Bell Run to raise needed funds

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The Lincoln Family YMCA’s Jingle Bell Run is open to everyone. “We have families, children, adults, men and women,” said Rosemary Suss, membership and wellness director at the YMCA. “We actually have a few folks who have dogs and run with them.” The 5k and one-mile fun run take place…