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LINCOLNTON - The popular Frank Love Orchestra will be playing a Christmas concert as part of the Lincoln County Concert Association on Sunday. This orchestra has its roots in Lincolnton and has been a mainstay for that big band sound. Perhaps it was the retirement gift of a silver trumpet th…

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To truly experience the magic of the “Nutcracker,” it may be necessary to sit in an audience full of children. The student performance of the 2021 performance of the Lincoln County youth “Nutcracker” opened on Thursday to a packed auditorium of elementary school children. After months and li…

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LINCOLNTON - There will be pie, served up with a good portion of mystery, mayhem, murder, and lots of laughs at the Lincolnton High School Drama Club’s annual Murder Mystery Dessert Theater. This long-running fundraiser will be held this Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center. The …

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LINCOLNTON - The bulk of the cast in the Lincoln County youth production of “The Nutcracker” have been in the performance since they were little. Many starting out in the roles of mice or bon bons and working their way up to more advanced roles over the years. This year’s Nutcracker is not o…

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LINCOLNTON - The annual downtown Lincolnton Christmas parade, which didn’t happen last year due to COVID restrictions, was like a breath of fresh air – complete with candy canes, lollypops, gingerbread houses and of course the big man himself. There was magic in the air when Santa’s sleigh p…

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LINCOLNTON - Morgan Wise has come full circle with the Lincoln Theatre Guild. In 2012, she played Beth in the Lincoln Theatre Guild production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Now in 2021, she’s in her first solo directorship of the same play. The play opens today and runs for two weekends.

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VALE - Remember the good old days when you could go to a video store, pick out a movie and sit down with family and friends and watch it? The days of going to a video store are pretty much gone in this age of streaming content, but many people like Bobby Canipe, Jr. who grew up in the Cat Sq…

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DENVER - Susan Lagle’s family will often come home to find her sitting on the living room floor up to her neck in flowers and covered in glue. That’s okay though, she’s in her happy place. Owen Lagle thinks his wife looks “adorable” when she’s covered in flowers.

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LINCOLNTON - Jack loves sports, especially North Carolina sports and he loves painting. Through the art classes he takes at UMAR in Lincolnton, Jack has realized an amazing talent. He hadn’t quite put the two together until he started attending art classes at UMAR. He went from painting sunf…

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LINCOLNTON - While an artist may adapt her style to appeal to a wider audience, Katya Wentz stays true to her heart in depicting the good and bad of life.

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Remember the good old days when you could go to a video store, pick out a movie and sit down with family and friends and watch it? The days of going to a video store are pretty much gone in this age of streaming content, but many people like Bobby Canipe, Jr. who grew up in the Cat Square ar…

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All it took was one book, one North Lincoln High School senior dedicated to literacy and the efforts of one middle school to equal more than 4,000 books. Students at North Lincoln Middle School just finished a one school, one book project wherein all of the students at the school read one bo…

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The annual Hart Square Festival continues on despite the loss of its founder, Dr. Robert “Bob” Hart and a global pandemic. There wouldn’t be a Hart Square which is truly a local treasure if it were not for Dr. Hart. There wouldn’t be a festival if it were not for the hundreds of volunteers a…

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There are ghosts in Lincoln County and through his grandparents and parents, Beau Gregory King has been told their stories. He decided to write them down and publish them in several volumes. It’s been quite a few years since King published volume one of “Eternal Tales.” He’s now working on a…

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North Lincoln Middle School fifth and sixth graders were able to experience STEM in action on Wednesday. At first, it was likely a bit frustrating, tedious, and yes, maybe boring because they had to listen to instruction on how to build a hovercraft, then they had to build their own. 

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It’s Christmas in October at Amy’s Closet in Lincolnton and the color theme is purple for domestic violence awareness month. A beautifully decorated Christmas shop has been created in one of the rooms upstairs at Amy’s Closet by Becky Engle. She came up with the idea to set up the shop after…

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Comforting gifts of love were delivered to the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center on Tuesday. The Piecemakers Quilt Guild which has been meeting in Lincolnton for over 25 years delivered 20 quilts to the child advocacy center.  

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At their meeting held on Thursday, Oct. 7, the Lincolnton City Council discussed the 2021 Christmas parade. The 2020 Christmas parade as well as all other holiday-related items were cancelled last year due to COVID-19. This year, there will be a Christmas parade, but not an official tree lig…

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Pianist Gregory Knight was to perform at the first concert of the Lincoln County Concert Association on Sunday, Oct. 3. He prepared for it, but he’s fighting an aggressive form of salivary cancer and his health has taken a turn for the worst. Knight’s never performed solo for the Lincoln Cou…

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Lincoln County, collaborating with the City of Lincolnton have launched a new website to keep citizens updated on plans for the historic courthouse in downtown Lincolnton.The recommendation of a committee that was formed over the summer to discuss the future use of the old Lincoln County Cou…

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There’s a gem of a store in Lincolnton that gives community members the opportunity to shop for high end clothing at reduced prices in a boutique environment and keeps clothing out of the landfill. The owner, Janice Rollins grew up in the Philippines and was sensitive to clothing going to waste. 

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA’s 2019 Keith Turner Memorial Concert will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. featuring Terri Gore. This is a free community event to be held outside, at the pavilion across the street from the Lincolnton YMCA and the Lincoln County Health Department. Keith Turner wa…

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Taking after his mother, at eight years old, Kash “Bird” Bostic has become an accomplished motocross competitor. Throughout her teenage years, Cheyenne Johnson road motocross until it died out due to her leaving for college. Now, like a phoenix (hence the “Bird”) Kash rose up to take over wh…

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In the good old days, cruising was allowed in downtown Lincolnton and on Saturday, those days return for the annual Cruisin’ for a Cause. This event brings together automobile enthusiasts with all proceeds for the cruise in to benefit two local organizations. One hundred percent of the proce…

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It’s like clockwork. The calendar flips to September and out come the mums. It’s a clear sign that fall is just around the corner. The growing of these popular plants begins long before September. The mums that Martha Gabriel is selling at Little Mountain Mums were started in June. To say th…

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When David Bonnema, the senior pastor at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver learned that the First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton was going to close, he admits to being quite saddened.

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There’s a new Apple Queen in town. Lucky contestant number 13, Ashley Fisher, the daughter of Steve Fisher and Wesley and Candice Dickerson and a senior at Lincolnton High School not only won the evening gown portion of the pageant, but also walked away with the crown. The theme of the pagea…

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The first performance to open at the Cherryville Little Theatre since the COVID pandemic will star Lincolnton resident, Sarah Fox Sandoval as Anne Shirley alongside her husband, David as Gilbert Blythe and Stationmaster, whom she met on the set of “Seussical” at the Lincoln Cultural Center i…

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Events are scheduled on the Lincoln County Courthouse lawn quite regularly. Anyone driving around the circle early Saturday morning would have seen hundreds of people working out. The “Eager to Motivate” group based out of Charlotte arranged a pop-up workout which was attended by both locals…

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It may be hard to believe that the time has come for contestants to walk across the stage and vie to win the crown for the 2021 Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held this Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The fifteen young ladies represe…

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As was the case in 2019, there will be two National Night Out events in Lincoln County this year. The first one is going to be on Aug. 3 and will be situated in downtown Lincolnton. The second will be sponsored by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and will be held at on Thursday, Aug. 5 ad…

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Camp meeting means many things to different people. For those who are “outsiders” due to not being exposed to camp meeting, it can all be a bit baffling. What are those buildings on the side of Campground Road in Denver? Is it some sort of campground? It is a campground, but one unlike other…

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The pandemic put a bit of a damper on the reign of the 2020 Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen, but things opened a bit for Ava Parnell towards the end. The platform that Parnell chose was domestic violence. Prior to the pageant, she had been a volunteer at Amy’s House, Lincoln County’s only do…

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It was a quiet summer last year at Rescue Squad Park in Denver. That’s not the case this year with the return of the popular Music in the Park series hosted by the Rotary Club of Denver/Lake Norman. This year the series is hosted by Fit Realty and Ross Bulla.