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Council hosts contest

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The 27th annual Flo Robinson Literary Competition’s deadline is April 10 for adult entries. Student entries must be submitted through participating schools. The competition is organized by the Arts Council of Lincoln County. The trustees of Robinson’s estate established the competition to memorialize her lifelong interest in poetry and prose…

College scholarship available

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The East Lincoln Republican Women’s Club is sponsoring a $500 merit scholarship for a high school student. “We want to do something for our seniors in Lincoln County,” said Julia Gaskill, a club member. “We cannot do anything without a good education, and especially in today’s world, you need a…

Labor Dept. honors companies for safety

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Fourteen Lincoln County organizations were recognized for their outstanding safety records. The N.C. Department of Labor (NCDOL) presented its Safety Awards to the organizations, consisting of private firms and public agencies, at a banquet, cosponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday night. NCDOL Commissioner Cherie Berry presented…

Suspect description released in Lowesville drug store robbery

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Authorities are on the lookout for man accused of robbing an East Lincoln drug store Wednesday evening. The man entered the Rite-Aid Pharmacy, located at 108 N.C. 16 S., near Lowesville, around 5:30 p.m. and took about $280 from the cash register, Sheriff’s Detective Mark Stamey said. “The suspect may…

Crouse boy cast in movie

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A pint-sized, blue-eyed boy from Crouse will be starring in the Farrelly Brothers next movie. Landon Riddle, 5, traveled with his family to Atlanta on March 24 to film scenes of Hall Pass, which stars Owen Wilson, Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Jenna Fisher of The Office and Rob Moran of…

Church Activities

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THEOLOGY CLASSES The Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology is taking registrations for fall semester classes. For more information, call (704) 732-1131. HOLY WEEK SERVICES St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located 321 N. Cedar St., in Lincolnton, will hold a service with Solemn Collects at 7 p.m. this evening. The historic…

Around Town 3/31/2010

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REVIVAL Massapoag Baptist Church, located at 2139 Laboratory Road in Lincolnton, will have a revival 7 p.m. this evening. The Rev. Jeff Hull of Reepsville Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. CHILD NUTRITION Lincoln County Schools will hold the first Lincoln County Child Nutrition Food Show 6 to 8…

Ministry helps out with Easter baskets

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Lorraine Garcia normally makes Easter baskets for her three children. But this year, East Lincoln Christian Ministry has made baskets for her two youngest children, ages two and three. Garcia will only worry about making a basket for her oldest child, a 12-year-old girl. “We have been going through some…

Dog program helps inmates make new start

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Chris Dennis didn’t learn his lesson the first time he ended up in prison. But thanks to the help of two dogs, Payton and Oliver, now Dennis, 38, is ready to change his ways. He will be released from Gaston Correctional Center next March. “Last time, I went out of…

Miss East Lincoln Speedway

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