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Extension office course teaches about credit

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The mysteries of credit will be unveiled in a series of Credit Cents workshops offered by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “What we find is that most of us skip over that fine print on our credit card statements,” said Leigh Guth, a family and consumer sciences agent with the…

Police: Man admits making up kidnapping

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An Iron Station man may face criminal charges after he allegedly told Lincolnton Police that he was kidnapped at gunpoint just after 3 a.m. Sunday. After questioning the 24-year-old man, Detective C. McGinley said he confessed to making up the story to “cover up a booking for drugs.” The suspect…

2009 LEDA Art Invitational focuses on photographers

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Lincoln County photographers will be showing a new perspective on ordinary subjects at the 2009 Lincoln Economic Development Association Art Invitational. Photographers Bill Gleasner and J.J. Tindall are now on display. The next installment will feature six photographers — Karen Banker, Joseph Brymer, Seth Mabry, Ron McCann, Ari Miller and…

Karate school expands teen program

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With the recent expansion of his martial arts facility, Maurice Moore, wants to give troubled youth a chance to better themselves by becoming more involved in their local community. After starting his mentoring program, Teen Reach, in 1994, Moore said he knew there was so much he could do to…

Around Town 7/24/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE…

Around Town Church Activities

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BREAKFAST BENEFIT Daniels Lutheran Church, 3290 Reepsville Road, Lincolnton, will have a breakfast fundraiser to benefit the building fund from 7-10 a.m. Saturday in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, livermush, grits, gravy biscuits, toast and jelly, coffee, milk and orange juice. The cost is $6…

Kids unleash creativity at LTG’s drama camp

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The campers at the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s annual drama camp are full of surprises. Some could barely be heard on the first day of camp. Now, they’re the stars. “In the end, they surprise you. They can steal the show,” said Melissa Rhomey, 18, a play director at the camp.…

Athlete travels to Australia

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Lincolnton High School track and football star Rashad Thompson, 17, sold candy, solicited donations and even helped organize a talent show in order to participate in the 20th anniversary of the Down Under Sports Tournament. Thompson ran track in the tournament, which took place June 26 to July 6 in…

Around Town 7/22/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE…

Verizon Wireless opens new Lincolnton store

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Verizon Wireless has opened a new store in Lincolnton. Verizon is the largest wireless carrier in the United States with 86.6 million customers. The Lincolnton store carries more than 30 phones, a variety of calling plans and phone accessories. Spanish-speaking employees work at the store. Customers can pay their bills…