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Giving more in hard times

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At a time when many people are cutting back on how much they give to charity, the members of the Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild are increasing their efforts. “There’s so much more need out there now,” Sharonne Payne, vice president of the guild, said. “It’s good for everybody to give…

Crochet the focus of ECA workshop

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An Extension Community Association workshop devoted to crocheting dish cloths will be held 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the James W. Warren Citizens Center’s demonstration kitchen. “We’ve had people that made those, and they last forever,” Melinda Houser, an agent with the Cooperative Extension, said. “I mean, they’re just…

Night devoted to teen education

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The Lincoln County Partnership for Health hopes to empower teens and help them make smart decisions. Teen Empowerment Night will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln County Family YMCA’s gym. It is open to people between the ages of 12 and 16. “It’s going…

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…

Art competition winners announced

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Gary Freeman of Cherryville won first place in the 2008 Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition for his seascape “Almost Home” “I’m sure it was a hard decision because there were a lot of quality pieces in this show,” Shelly Johnston with the Arts Council of Lincoln County said. The competition…

Hill’s Chapel has story time on Wednesday

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There’s something new going on at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville, and it’s all about the kids. The church is having story time at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday, and organizer Kristen Edwards is hoping the event will end up drawing lots of little ones. “I put 200 fliers…

Daughter succumbs to crash injuries

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A 4-year-old who was injured in a car accident that killed her mother last week died Monday morning. Chasity Spivey, 23, was following her fiancй John Peyton’s vehicle when she lost control of her Jeep Cherokee and landed upside down in a pond on Gladden Drive, according to reports from…

C.R.O.P Walk is Sunday in east Lincoln

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Denver resident Bud Hawkins believes it is good to walk in someone else’s shoes to truly understand what he or she is going through – nearly three miles to be exact – when it comes to hunger. That is the distance that people must walk on average to find food…

Safety services officers hold drill

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Authorities from several departments gathered at the Lincoln County Emergency Services headquarters Tuesday with one goal in mind: devising an emergency plan for an assisted living facility. Through a tabletop drill, firefighters, Emergency Medical Services personnel and police discussed an efficient way to get the residents of Carillon Assisted Living…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS School candidate forum The East Lincoln Betterment Association is hosting an election forum for school board candidates 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road in Denver. Call (704) 489-0011. Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections is distributing absentee voting forms until…