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Around Town 11/9/2009

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REUNION The Fred T. Foard Class of 1969 will hold its 40th reunion Jan.16, 2009. For more information, call Trudy Smith Hoyle at (704) 276-3233. TRANSPORATION The Transportation Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. today in the Lincoln County EMS Classroom, located at 720 John Howell Memorial Drive in…

66th Reunion

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Community Activities

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COAT DRIVE SAM Outreach and El Shaddai Full Gospel Church will have a coat and sweater drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center, located at 114-B E. Main St., in Lincolnton. Coat and sweater donations may be dropped off at SAM’s until 5 p.m. today.…

Church Activities

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THE LIFT New Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway in Mount Holly, will have an evening of music and socializing from 6:30-10 p.m. the first Friday of each month in the family life center. Music from the Praise 150 Team and Doyle’s Front Porch Band will begin…

NLHS competes in marching band ‘World Series’

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The North Lincoln Band of Knights will face its fiercest competition yet at the Bands of America Grand National Championship Nov. 12-15 in Indianapolis, Ind. “It’s the World Series of high school marching bands,” Underwood said. “There’s nothing any bigger.” The band members are both excited and apprehensive about the…

Child in need of help

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Lyric Rikard was born with an epi gastric hernia, which doctors said would close up as he grew older. Now one, the hernia is still there, and Lyric is in need of surgery. Unfortunately, his father has been laid off, his mother in employed part time and the family doesn’t…

New book tells tales of America’s first ghosts

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Dan Barefoot spent the Halloween season traveling around the state telling haunted histories. He makes his first stop in Lincolnton to promote his new book Spirits of ’76 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. It focuses on Revolutionary War ghosts. “It was the birth of the American republic…

Documentary examines supernatural sightings

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Josh Timothy Snipes is not afraid of ghosts. In fact, he spent Halloween night in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s cemetery searching for them. “Anything can happen on Halloween, I believe that now,” he said. Snipes has been searching for – and, he says, finding – ghosts since he was a…

Skins and skulls

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5K run-walk to benefit Red Cross

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Supporters of Upwards Basketball and Cheerleading and the Lincoln County Red Cross are asked to take to the pavement for the Change a Life, Save a Life 5K. “We just decided to combine forces and make it easier and not have too many runs out there,” Chris Rhyne, who is…