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‘Box City’ teaches youth and adults lesson about homelessness

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For the second year in a row, Mary Anne Prather has decided to build her own city. But it won’t have any grand mansions or even modest cottages. Instead, Prather will build her city out of boxes. “We’re going to be homeless,” she said. “We will be in a box.”…

Church cooks 2,400 pounds of barbecue

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It started in 1961 with about 300 pounds of meat. Now, the folks of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell prepare 2,400 pounds of barbecue for a fundraiser that takes place the second Saturday of November each year. This year’s event is scheduled for Nov. 8. “It takes 24 hours…

50th class reunion

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Around Town 10/20/2008

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ENERGY ASSISTANCE The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will offer the Low Income Energy Assistance Program again this year. Applications will be taken at DSS from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-14, with the exception of Nov. 11, which is a holiday. For more information, call DSS at…

School Activities

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ADVISORY COUNCIL The Lincolnton Student Advisory Council met on Oct. 6 in the Council Chambers of City Hall to elect officers for the 2008-09 school year. Natalie Wiseman from Lincolnton High School was elected chairwoman. Nathan Hull, a senior at West Lincoln High School was elected vice chairman. Mandy Lail,…

Twist, tuck and succeed

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There’s a place in Lincolnton where kids tumble and bounce high into the air on trampolines. It sounds like fun and games, but the folks at Twist & Tuck are serious about what they do. And they have the champion gymnasts to prove it. “This is my 26th year coaching,”…

West Lincoln choruses put on ‘Country Feast’

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presented two performances of “Country Feast: A Grand Ole Opry Celebration” Saturday at the Lincoln County Citizens Center. The show featured “special appearances” by country superstars Taylor Swift, Sugarland and The Soggy Mountain Boys, to name a few. The general store and saloon backdrops for the show were provided by…

Lincoln Charter game benefits storm victims

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Despite the fact that gasoline supplies have been replenished locally, the fallout from Hurricane Ike continues to plague ravaged areas in and around Galveston, Texas. Lincoln Charter School, located on Hwy. 27 W., reminded Lincoln County residents that people in Galveston and outlying areas still need assistance. A portion of…

Gaston College professor wins art competition

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Greg Freeman, an art instructor at Gaston College, follows the advice he gives his students. “I tell them ‘Don’t be insulted if you don’t win because you never know what a judge will like that particular day,’” Freeman said. Luckily for Freeman, the judge of the Paul C. Rhyne Art…

Student makes loving donation

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