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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host a Kidz Klub for children age 3 to 5th grade from 6-8 p.m. this evening. Dinner will be served followed by crafts and games. Reservations are not required. GREENERY HANGING The First Baptist Church, located in the 600 block of N.…

Potter welcomes in public

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Kimbrell Frazier’s pottery is sold in more than 30 galleries across the country, but you’ll find the best prices and customer service at her studio right here in Pumpkin Center. “I try to make the pricing more affordable and easier for people to have some fine, handmade work,” Frazier said.…

Personal artist now published

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When Laurie Bostian was a student at Appalachian State University she decided that one day she would create a children’s book. “I thought ‘I’m going to do this. I’m going to be published. I’m deciding that right now,’” she said. Her first book Appalachian State A to Z is now…

Giving teens a Christmas

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When it comes to Christmas giving, teenagers in need are often left out. “Our teen board last year said ‘You know, all the giving trees are up to the age of 14 if they’re for children so teenagers don’t get Christmas,’” said Laura Slack, director of the United Way of…

Toy Run benefits ministry

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Bikers will withstand the cold winds for a good cause during the fourth annual Icicle Toy Run, organized by the Carolina Faith Riders Grace Chapter. The ride will begin at 1 p.m. at 6670 Hull’s Grove Baptist Church’s west site on N.C. 27 in Vale. It will end approximately an…

Youth winner

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LHS princess

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Delay in opening next NC 16 leg

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The opening of N.C. 16, from Optimist Club Road to St. James Church Road, has been delayed, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Originally, DOT was supposed to open that section of road last month. But now, officials want to develop a turn lane and possible traffic signal at…

Lady Knights cross country team succeeds in quest to progress

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Maybe bigger is better, well at least in the terms of quantity and not quality. North Lincoln head cross country Matt Reep would perhaps argue that he got both quality through quantity with the Lady Knights cross country team. “When I first looked at the team in…

East Lincoln Betterment Assoc. picks new leaders

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East Lincoln Betterment Association, or ELBA, president Maeneen Klein has resigned due to health reasons. According to a news release, Klein stepped down Oct. 10 at the advice of her physician. She recently learned of an unexpected complication that required her to reduce her workload. Klein is no longer an…