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Cabarrus Brewing Co. Runners Club kicks off second season
The Cabarrus Brewing Co. Runners Club kicked off its second season Thursday with runners racing around the campus at Gibson Mill. The next run is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 outside of Cabarrus Brewing Co., 329 McGill Ave.…

Family gardening provides more than a bountiful harvest
Gardeners know digging, planting, harvesting and even viewing a garden is good for the mind, body and spirit. It improves strength and flexibility, lowers blood pressure and elevates our mood. And this is true for all members of the family…

Evangelical Christians need to respect the rights of others to make choices a...
"Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him." (Acts 8:35)

Remembering what God has done for us
Some months ago I was talking to a member of Memorial Baptist Church and was reminded the stones we had placed in the garden during the dedication of the new building in 1997 were still there. I was pretty sure…

Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County celebrates St. Patrick's Day with annual...
Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County held its annual St. Patrick's Day fundraiser on Saturday at Great Wolf Lodge with crowds coming out to support Habitat for Humanity, which is currently working on its 150th house in the community. Habitat for…

A Closer Look pulls curtain back on artists’ processes
2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of vortography. If you’ve never heard of it, don’t feel too badly. Neither has spell-check.

Mormon Apostle visits Charlotte
CHARLOTTE - Approximately 7,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from Charlotte and the surrounding areas, gathered at Bojangles Coliseum to hear Elder Quentin L. Cook speak Sunday, March 12.

Pancake Day at the Boys & Girls Club
CONCORD - Today Thursday, March 16, is the annual Pancake Day at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County.

Repticon brings reptile vendors and enthusiasts to Concord
The Charlotte Repticon was held this weekend at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center bringing together vendors with a wide variety of reptiles and other creatures. Future dates for the reptile convention included June 3 and 4; Sept. 23 and…

Viking Color 5K Run for Central Cabarrus High School band program
Central Cabarrus High School held its Viking Color 5K Run on Saturday as a fundraiser for the high school band program. Participants were doused in colored powder during the event.

VEX Robotics Tournament draws young engineers to Jay M. Robinson High School
CONCORD- Students recently participated in the North Carolina State VEX Robotics Competition held at Jay M. Robinson High School on Saturday, March 11.

Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry's Spring Ahead Sprint 5K & Hunger Walk
The Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry held its Spring Ahead Sprint 5K & Hunger Walk on Saturday at Mt. Pleasant High School to help raise funds for the organization.

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Lincolnton woman killed in motorcycle wreck near Boone
Staff report A Lincolnton woman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Watauga County on March 24. According to the Watauga Democrat, 47-year-old Carolyn Kluttz was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Donald Kluttz, 38, when they were struck by a 17-year-old female driving a Subaru at the intersection of Highway 421 and Old […] The post Lincolnton woman killed in motorcycle wreck near Boone appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

State superintendent visits Lincoln Charter
MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer North Carolina state superintendent Mark Johnson toured the Lincolnton campus of Lincoln Charter School on March 17, according to a press release from Lincoln Charter School. The visit was part of Johnson’s listening tour, which began in January. Johnson was joined by Lincoln County state Rep. Jason Saine and state […] The post State superintendent visits Lincoln Charter appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Author to discuss new book on Hemingway at Lincolnton library
MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer Pfeiffer University English professor and Lincoln County resident Ashley Oliphant will be holding an event at the Charles R. Jonas Library next week to discuss her new book, “Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at ‘The End of the World.’” Oliphant has spent years researching the life of Ernest […] The post Author to discuss new book on Hemingway at Lincolnton library appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Author researching first governor of Texas visits Lincolnton, his birthplace
MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Kathleen Bergeron began researching the life of James Pinckney Henderson in 2014. She visited Lincolnton for the second time on Thursday to view Pleasant Retreat Academy, located at 129 East Pine Street, where Henderson attended. Henderson, who was born in 1808 at Woodside Plantation in Lincolnton, was the first governor […] The post Author researching first governor of Texas visits Lincolnton, his birthplace appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Burlington company helps restore part of church’s history
MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Two stained glass windows that have been missing from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton for the past few weeks were returned on Monday almost as good as new after being rebuilt by Sanctuary Glass and Furniture in Burlington. The stained glass was taken out of the sashes, completely torn […] The post Burlington company helps restore part of church’s history appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Brother’s art supports boy battling brain tumors
MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer Seven-year-old Max Edwards of Lincolnton had brain surgery the end of August in an attempt to help his neurofibromatosis. The surgery wasn’t successful and his condition is worsening. He currently has two brain tumors that are not stable and he might have to have additional brain surgery or chemotherapy in […] The post Brother’s art supports boy battling brain tumors appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Cardboard furniture project tests students’ art, engineering skills
MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer When it comes to art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and a particular piece of art may not be attractive to everyone. Beautiful or not, several things are important to any piece of art – design, form and function. In an effort to challenge his students, Lincoln […] The post Cardboard furniture project tests students’ art, engineering skills appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Redistricting proposal draws criticism from parents
MICHELLE T. BERNARD Staff Writer More than 100 people attended the Lincoln County Schools Board of Education public hearing held at F.D. Kiser Intermediate School on Thursday to discuss proposed redistricting and changes to the makeup of several elementary schools. The proposed redistricting would affect approximately 200 students for the 2017-2018 school year, according to […] The post Redistricting proposal draws criticism from parents appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Dollar General developer schedules community meeting
MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer A community involvement meeting for a controversial Dollar General store proposed for the intersection of Highway 73 and Amity Church Road in Iron Station has been scheduled for next Tuesday at the East Lincoln Community Center. Teramore Development, LLC, a full-service retail real estate company based out of Thomasville, Georgia, addressed […] The post Dollar General developer schedules community meeting appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

Lincoln County Republican Party elects new chairman
MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Republican Party elected a new chairman on Saturday during the party’s annual precinct meetings and county convention, held at the Senior Center in Lincolnton. Brian Crisson, the party’s co-vice chairman since 2015, was elected by a unanimous vote from registered Republicans in attendance on Saturday. Crisson accepted the […] The post Lincoln County Republican Party elects new chairman appeared first on Lincoln Times-News.

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JOE HUDSON COLUMN: Even your worst day has twilight
I was on the front porch when you drove by and I waved, glad for a new day.

O.C. STONESTREET COLUMN: Iredell's first auto accident?
Early automobiles were expensive possessions. One of Iredell County's first owners of a car was James Columbus Steele (1839-1921). Mr. Steele, who went by his initials, “J.C.,” was what might be called a Renaissance Man. He invented and patented several…

Iredell marriage licenses: March 12-18
The following applications for marriage license were filled in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office the week of March 12-18. The applications are valid for up to two months in the state of North Carolina.

Iredell birth announcements: March 12-17
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KATE MEIER COLUMN: The mother-son bond
Oh, the things I never knew until I had a son.

O.C. STONESTREET COLUMN: Former teacher pens novel set in Iredell
Until recently, I knew of just two mystery novels set in northern Iredell County: Ovid Pullen's 1966 "Cross Roads," and “Cotton” Ketchie's 2011 "Trouble in Love Valley." Pullen, who was a minister, mayor, inventor and postmaster of Harmony, used a…

Iredell marriage licenses: March 5-11
The following applications for marriage license were filled in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office the week of March 5-11. The applications are valid for up to two months in the state of North Carolina.

REV. ROB LEE COLUMN: Find sacred spaces and relationships
I have so many wonderful friends and family and this week I’ve been spending some time with them in Boone and Statesville for my spring reading week. I’ve been catching up over coffee at my favorite coffee shop Espresso News,…

KATE MEIER COLUMN: Let them be children
I worry sometimes that we don’t allow kids to be kids.

Iredell birth announcements: March 5-9
Iredell Memorial Hospital