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This photo submitted by Tim Johnson of Vale shows Lucille Johnson with two cantaloupes grown from her garden. The cantaloupes are the biggest Johnson has grown – at 12 pounds each. Tim Johnson / Contributed Photo…

Around Town 8/11/2004

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YARD SALE Reepsgrove Methodist Church, Reepsville Church Road, will have a yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday. All proceeds will help with the refurbishing and maintenance of the church. SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE The Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department will host a Senior Citizens Dance from 7 until 10…

Volunteers practice art of pie fry

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The smell of apple-filled pastry bubbling in boiling oil hints of the project found in the demonstration kitchen of the James W. Warren Citizens Center each August. Members of the Lincoln County Extension and Community Association (once known as the Extension Homemakers) take to their project like elves in Santa’s…

Self-defense argued in trial

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Lawyers for a Gastonia man on trial for murder in Lincoln County Superior Court this week will argue that he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a man after an argument in July of 2003. Ernest James Jones, now 63, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting…

Rapist draws lengthy sentence

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A Lincoln County man Monday pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree rape and two counts of indecent liberties with a child, crimes that took place some three years ago. He received sentences that will keep him in prison well over 10 years. “This case has been going on for…

Painting Restoration

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Elizabeth Kendall and Peter Schoenmnn with Parma Conservation clean the mural on the Lincolnton Post Office wall Tuesday afternoon. The task is part of a restoration project through the Lincoln County Historical Association. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

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Jason Ingle with the Boger City Fire Department collects money during the firefighters’ Fill The Boot fundraiser. The effort raised $6,275. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Around Town 8/9/2004

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DEMOCRATS TO HEAR BOWLES Crandall C. Bowles, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Erskine B. Bowles, will be the speaker at the Lincoln County Democrats meeting Tuesday. The event, at East Lincoln Community Center, opens at 6:30 p.m. when county chairman Roby Jetton calls the meeting to order with the Pledge…

Wedding Winners

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PCMS completes outdoor classroom

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Children, school staff members and a raccoon named Gus all pitched in to create an outdoor classroom for Pumpkin Center Middle School students. “I think students are going to be biting at the bit to get a teacher to take them down there,” said Abby Huss, a teacher who helped…