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Around Town — 8-22-12

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Camp meeting The 2012 Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting will be today through Sunday at Lincoln County’s Tucker Grove Campground. For more information on specific activities and times, call Lewis Mclean at (704) 913-6450. Education meeting The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation Board of Director’s will meet noon Friday in the…

Legislator at the library

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N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Denver, took some time to read a book to children at the Jonas Library in Lincolnton on Monday. Image courtesy of…

Trio creates book on regional pottery

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A dentist, a photographer and a historian join forces in search of local pottery in the Catawba Valley district, illustrated in their new book “Valley Ablaze.” Jason Harpe, executive director of the county’s Historical Association, and photographer Dawn Crouse started brainstorming ideas a couple years ago…

Starr set to teach final Master Gardener class

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Director Kevin Starr is preparing to set down his gardening gloves after his last Master Gardener class this fall, finishing up a 20-year run of teaching local residents how to tidy up their flower beds and appreciate local horticulture. There will be…

Naish becomes new pastor at First Christian

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer While Lincoln County organic gardener Kathy Naish became an ordained pastor in 2007, obtaining a seminary degree from Gardner-Webb University’s School of Divinity, it wasn’t until this summer that she accepted a position as head pastor of a local church. Naish previously served as Pastor of…

McDonald’s gets zoning green light

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A second McDonald’s restaurant is one step closer to coming to Lincolnton, following a vote recommending approval from the city’s Planning Board Tuesday afternoon. The board voted unanimously to support approval of the fast-food chain’s request for a conditional-use rezoning of property on which to construct…

Police: Autopsy in death investigation suggests natural causes

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Times-News Staff Police said Tuesday afternoon they have ruled out homicide in the case of a 39-year-old woman whose body was found late Monday in her Lincolnton apartment. Police and the State Bureau of Investigation began an investigation, but officers told the Times-News on Tuesday that the preliminary conclusion from…

Fire destroys Lincolnton family’s home

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A mother and her two children found themselves homeless after a blazedestroyed their house late Sunday afternoon on the city’s southwestern end. The Crouse Fire Department responded between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. asthe primary agency at the White Street home with mutual assistance from firecrews…

Reader’s Forum — 8-20-12

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Biden’s ‘chains’ comments ironic Recently on the campaign trail, Joe Biden told a Virginia audience that Republicans wanted to put them back in chains. The allusion to slavery is rather ironic, given Biden’s support for raising taxes, especially for higher-income earners. Slavery is defined as non-ownership of one’s person and…

Around Town — 8-20-12

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Blood drives The American Red Cross will host two Lincolnton blood drives: 2-6:30 p.m. today at Walgreens, 1230 E. Main St., and 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Abernathy Chevrolet, 1445 E. Main St. Camp meeting The 2012 Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting will be Monday through Sunday at Lincoln County’s Tucker Grove…