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Step taken for new sanctuary

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The members of Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church have waited a long time for a new sanctuary. And this Sunday, they’ll be one step closer to making that dream a reality. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the church on Buffalo Shoals Road. According to James McClain, a…

Festival story contested

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In an April 9 story published in the Lincoln Times-News, Mike Singleton, who rents property at 1100 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, said he never told Nancy Leedy and Joanie Beasley they could hold a music festival on the property. Now, a friend of the two women says that isn’t…

Rotary Club gives defibrillators for area law enforcement vehicles

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When seconds count, Lincoln County law enforcement will now have the right equipment to jump-start a stalled heart in an emergency. The Lake Norman-Denver Rotary Club presented a $16,500 check to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department that will be used to install the first set of heart defibrillators in patrol…

Around Town 4/18/2008

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RELAY FOR LIFE Salem Lutheran Church and United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Road, Lincolnton, will host a Relay for Life Barbecue and Auction with dinner at 5 p.m. and the auction beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday. Donations will be accepted for dinner. Items to be auctioned include Carolina Panthers…

Church Activities

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POKER RUN Reach Out Orphanage Ministries will have a Reach Out Poker Run beginning 10 a.m. Saturday. Registration will be at Carolina Harley-Davidson in Gastonia, with other stops including Zipper’s in Lincolnton and Iron Thunder Saloon in Hickory. The cost is $15 per person/per poker hand. Those who pre-register by…

Family meets organ recipient year after daughter’s death

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The family of Sadie Redding, who died in a car wreck at the age of 16, received an unexpected gift the week of the one-year anniversary of her death. Through coincidence or, in the Reddings’ opinion, divine intervention, they were able to meet one of the people who received Sadie’s…

‘Li’l Abner’ opens Friday

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The funny papers come to life in the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s musical production of “Li’l Abner.” “All the characters from the comic strip are in there, plus some extra ones,” said Dara Brewton, the show’s director. The musical comedy will be performed 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m.…

Exhibit shows life during Great Depression

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Photographs of North Carolinians living through the Great Depression have filled the Lincoln Cultural Center. The traveling exhibit, “In Search of a New Deal: Images of North Carolina 1935-1941” is on loan to the Lincoln County Historical Association from the Historic View County Park staff in Raleigh. It features sixty…

Around Town 4/16/2008

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COMMUNITY MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the community building near the Marvin United Methodist Church on Startown Road. SPRING FLING Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will hold North Brook Spring Fling from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 26 in the…

Tables parade helps youth at Hill’s Chapel

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There’s a parade coming to Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, but it won’t be the kind with marching bands and floats. The church, located on N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will have its second annual Parade of Tables at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. “A Parade of Tables is something our church sponsors,”…