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Helton became principal to ‘help teachers help students’

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North Lincoln High School’s new principal started her educational career later in life, but her interest in teaching began in childhood. Marty Helton, who started her new job Feb. 1, grew up in Unionville, Conn. as one of 10 children. “You work with your younger siblings and at some point…

Center has new programs

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Lincolnton’s Crisis Pregnancy Center has a new home and several new programs to go with it. The ministry has moved from its downtown Main Street location to a house on Clarks Creek Road next to New Vision Ministries. “It’s wonderful. We’re all by ourselves whereas before we were in a…

Celebrating Valentine’s Day

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Soil & Water seedlings

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United Way kicks off prom dress drive

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The United Way of Lincoln County kicks off its annual prom dress drive today. The drive is being coordinated by the nonprofit organization’s Teen Board. “They just want to make sure all teens get the same chance,” said Laura Slack, executive director of the United Way. Dresses of all styles…

Cats to stay as Ace owners retire

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Ace Hardware may be closing, but the shop’s four cats that have their own fan base are not going anywhere. Nick Hudnall, and his wife, Debbie, bought Ace Hardware in 1985 from Tom and Nancy Patterson. But on Monday, they will retire and close the store. However, the store’s four…

Around Town 2/10/2010

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PREGNANCY CENTER The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Lincoln County has moved to it’s new location at 621 Clarks Creek Road. Office hours are from 9-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. For more information, call (704) 732-3384. SCHOLARSHIP The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Secretaries Association is accepting applications for a $750…

Being landline locked in a cell-phone world

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I remember the first time I became acquainted with a cell phone. It belonged to a friend of mine. His name was Andrew. He was very cute. He could call his parents to come pick us up from places with his magical, portable phone. I remember how impressive this was.…

Engarement: Houser, Sisk

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Lisa Mae Houser and Robert Eugene Sisk announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Lisa is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Dan Houser of Lowesville. She is employed at Gaston Hospital. Robert is the son of Mrs. Mildred S. Sisk and the late Paul Henry Sisk of Lincolnton. He is…

High school band offers serenade

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Members of the he North Lincoln High School Band of Knights hope to raise money by serenading couples. The band’s annual Knight of Love will take place 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Peter’s by the Lake Episcopal Church in Denver. The concert will begin around 7:20 p.m. Dinner is included…