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Lincoln 4-H needs volunteers to help at-risk youth

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FRAN SENTERS 4-H Program Assistant ———————————— Has there been a nagging voice in the back of your heart and mind that says, “I want to give back, I want to get involved”? 4-H offers leader, club and youth support of typical youth as well as at-risk-youth. A Specialized Committee focusing…

Local gardener plans to host seed swap

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Rebecca White, a local gardener, is inviting other gardeners to a seed swap at her home on Saturday, May 8. The event will be held from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Rebecca lives a very short distance from the Indian Creek Industrial park near Lincolnton. To get directions or find…

Art Mill creates space for artists to create

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Four years ago, a group of Lincoln County artists searched for communal studio space. “We just came up empty-handed,” said Karen Banker, a local painter. “Everybody just kind of did their own things with their own studios.” This winter, however, Banker happened upon what she searched for years ago, and…

Deputy: Traffic stop led to drug operation discovery

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A seat belt violation led to the discovery of an “elaborate” marijuana-growing operation at a northern Lincoln County residence and authorities say they are looking for the suspects involved. On Saturday, Deputy F.L.. Runyon pulled over Jason Richard Dickerson, of 3422 Fostall Lane, after he was observed driving without a…

Around Town 5/3/2010

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REVIVAL Roseland Baptist Church, located at 1172 Rosehill Drive, at 6 p.m. tonight through Wednesday. The Rev. Jerry Phillips of Conway, S.C., will be the guest speaker. NAACP MEETING The NAACP will meet 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Oak Lawn School. HEALTH MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Health…

Charter Communications relocates local office

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Charter Communications has moved its office, but still remains in Lincolnton for the convenience of its customers. The office moved from 2414 E. Main St. to 118 Performance Drive three months ago, said Jim Corrin, director of Government Relations for Charter. “Charter Communications moved to the new location in January…

Seniors benefit from yoga, tai chi

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The YMCA offers two weekly morning yoga classes geared toward seniors, but open to all members. Pictured above are Chris Ausban of Lincolnton, Evelyn Cochrane of Lincolnton and Agnes Cline of Lincolnton. For the past nine weeks, a tai chi and chi gong class was also offered. Pictured below are…

Pumpkin Center woman celebrates 102nd birthday today

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Bessie Vivian Moore Turbyfill is 102 years old, and life has never been better. “I feel a lot better than when I was young – I don’t have to work,” Turbyfill said. Turbyfill still lives in the Pumpkin Center home that was built for her and her husband 1942. Her…

Seniors find fellowship and fun through activities

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Pictured above, Frankie Reinhardt, 63, and Mable Morrison, 76, do the Twist during an exercise class. Below, Vennie Cook, 82, moves her arms. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo Whether it be through a quilting circle, card club, bingo game or exercise class, the Lincoln Senior Center’s activity always offer one…

Ministry celebrates birthdays

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Someone always remembers the birthdays of Lincoln County’s nursing home residents. “It’s nice for them to be made to feel special and for some, this might be the only gift they get,” said Doris Little, head of the Nursing Home Ministry, which is a part of Christian Ministry of Lincoln…