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Class on polymer clay offered

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A class on creating jewelry, key chains and more out of polymer clay will take place Jan. 16 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s going to be a crash course,” said Katie Selph, who teaches the class. “I’m going to try to go through all the techniques pretty quickly so…

Groom arrested at wedding

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A local man who married at the courthouse Monday gained more than a new spouse. Jerry Cicero Branch, 24, of 2660 Prince Drive in Lincolnton, was arrested following the exchange of vows on a second-degree trespassing charge, Police Sgt. S.G. Summers said. Branch’s ex-girlfriend had filed a report with police…

Church hosts nationally known speaker

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David Ring will speak about his struggles, his perseverance and his faith at 7 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. “We wanted to bring him to the entire county,” said Mike Futrell, pastor of Shalom Baptist Church, which organized the event. “We wanted to get a lot…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, located on Startown Road, will have a breakfast buffet from 7-10 a.m. Saturday. There will also be a bake sale to benefit a 7-year-old who is undergoing chemotherapy. MISSION FUNDRAISER The 3 M Sunday School class of Anthony Grove Baptist Church will have a luncheon…

Around Town 1/8/2010

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of their Civil War essay competition. Graduating high school seniors in Lincoln County are eligible for the scholarship. Applications will be accepted through March 15. For an application, contact…

Piety wins spelling bee

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Perseverance and a strong-reading habit earned Kiley Jane Hogue first place at the county spelling bee Tuesday. “Fourth time’s a charm,” her mother, Kelli Hogue, said. Kiley, a eighth-grade student at East Lincoln Middle School, has placed second in the spelling bee three out of the four years she’s participated.…

Concert Association brings Canadian Tenors to town

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Lincolnton will be the third stop on the Canadian Tenors’ 40-city tour Sunday, which will conclude with a special on PBS about the group’s time on the road. “They’re really good,” said Rosemary Hubbard of the Lincoln Community Concert Association. “They sing everything from classical pop to show tunes. They…

Special-needs cheerleading team The Wonders thrills crowds

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Don’t call the members of The Wonders, a special-needs cheerleading squad, disabled. “They have every ability other kids have,” said Tracey Pauley, director and co-owner of Odyssey Allstars in Lincolnton. “They just need more help.” The nine-member, co-ed team has taken home a state championship and are looking forward to…

Entries now being accepted for photo contest

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County’s Amateur Photography Competition will be accepting entries today and Friday. “It’s open to anything, and it’s open to any size,” said Shelly Johnston, director of the council. “If it will fit on our wall, we’ll take it.” Work will be accepted from 1 to…

2010 causing controversy

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Like most people, I welcome 2010 wholeheartedly, hoping that it will bring happier times for our country. Last year was a rough year for most of us. If we weren’t personally affected by the economy, we certainly knew lots of people who were. Our county (heck, our whole region) was…