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Christmas grows year by year

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Growing up, I had small Christmases. I celebrated with my parents, my two siblings and one pair of grandparents, who lived nearby. The rest of my family lived out of state, and they would send presents and cards. But, really, Christmas was quite condensed. It was nice that way. It…

Police offer holiday safety tips

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With the rise of vehicle break-ins and larcenies during the holidays, Lincolnton Police are offering ways to help better protect citizens from becoming victims of crime. “It’s important that we let the community know of (several) ways to keep safe this holiday,” Lt. Kent Lukach said. “ … We want…

Pumpkin Center firefighters collect food for Christian Ministry effort

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When they aren’t busy fighting fires, members of the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department are giving back to families in their community. Volunteer firefighters and the ladies auxiliary have been collecting canned goods to the benefit of Christian Ministry. “We got a call from Christian Ministry one day saying that…

Schools team up with hoops to fight cancer

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Two school rivals are teaming up for a good cause. Lincoln Charter School in Denver and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Forest City will hold their first annual Talon Challenge Friday. The event is centered around middle and high school basketball games directly between the two schools with a portion…

Karate school emphasizes manners and self-defense

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Students at Sigmon’s Sport Karate learn more than just good self-defense moves. “Having good manners is really important,” he said. “If you can instill that into a kid early on, it will help them become a better person later on in life.” Cass Sigmon and his father, Barry, opened the…

50th Anniversary

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School gets 2nd science, math grant

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St. James Elementary School has been awarded a grant from the Exxon/Mobil Education Alliance for the second year in a row. The $750 grant will go toward science and math supplies including calculators and meter sticks for fifth-grade students. . “It’s just a wonderful opportunity, and we’re just grateful for…

Deputies seek tips on Cowan’s Ford, Iron Station thefts

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating property taken last month or any information that could lead to the arrest of the persons in connection with the crimes. On Nov. 13, between 9-9:15 a.m., an unknown person took items laying next to a vehicle at the Cowan’s Ford…