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Class on polymer clay offered

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A class on creating jewelry, key chains and more out of polymer clay will take place Jan. 16 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s going to be a crash course,” said Katie Selph, who teaches the class. “I’m going to try to go through all the techniques pretty quickly so…

Groom arrested at wedding

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A local man who married at the courthouse Monday gained more than a new spouse. Jerry Cicero Branch, 24, of 2660 Prince Drive in Lincolnton, was arrested following the exchange of vows on a second-degree trespassing charge, Police Sgt. S.G. Summers said. Branch’s ex-girlfriend had filed a report with police…

Church hosts nationally known speaker

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David Ring will speak about his struggles, his perseverance and his faith at 7 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. “We wanted to bring him to the entire county,” said Mike Futrell, pastor of Shalom Baptist Church, which organized the event. “We wanted to get a lot…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, located on Startown Road, will have a breakfast buffet from 7-10 a.m. Saturday. There will also be a bake sale to benefit a 7-year-old who is undergoing chemotherapy. MISSION FUNDRAISER The 3 M Sunday School class of Anthony Grove Baptist Church will have a luncheon…

Around Town 1/8/2010

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of their Civil War essay competition. Graduating high school seniors in Lincoln County are eligible for the scholarship. Applications will be accepted through March 15. For an application, contact…

Around Town 1/6/2010

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of their Civil War essay competition. Graduating high school seniors in Lincoln County are eligible for the scholarship. Applications will be accepted through March 15. For an application, contact…

Entries now being accepted for photo contest

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County’s Amateur Photography Competition will be accepting entries today and Friday. “It’s open to anything, and it’s open to any size,” said Shelly Johnston, director of the council. “If it will fit on our wall, we’ll take it.” Work will be accepted from 1 to…

2010 causing controversy

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Like most people, I welcome 2010 wholeheartedly, hoping that it will bring happier times for our country. Last year was a rough year for most of us. If we weren’t personally affected by the economy, we certainly knew lots of people who were. Our county (heck, our whole region) was…

Barefoot skiers ignore cold feet

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Frigid temperatures could not keep barefoot skiers off Lake Norman on New Year’s Day. Eighteen men, from teenagers to grandfathers, braved the 45-degree weather to participate in Carolina Show Ski Team’s 32nd annual New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge at Lake Norman Marina. Dressed in wetsuits with built-in floatation devices, the…

Public’s input on park design being sought

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Now is your chance to give input on the future design of the new park to be built in East Lincoln County. The Denver Lake Norman Rotary Foundation and Lincoln County Parks and Recreation have partnered to build a park off N.C. 16 and Galway Lane in Denver. Plans could…