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Lights, Color, Carnival!

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Dyon Robinson, Tiffany Brown and Drevin Robinson look at the bright lights and vivid colors of the carrousel Thursday night at the carnival on South Aspen St. The carnival has been in town this week and will move out Saturday evening. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Around Town 8/13/2004

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LIONS CLUB The Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak House. Members, visitors and guest planning to eat should arrive at 6:30. For more information call Mike Milholland at 704-732-7327.…

Look at Lincoln

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The Beam-Bess Family Reunion was held Aug. 8 at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church in Vale. Pictured in this photo submitted by Bill Beam are three surviving granddaughters of David Frank Beam and Susan Bess Beam. Left to right are Ellene Beam McMillan, Mozzell Bess Keever and Corrine Beam Boyles. Bill…

Child sex crimes charged

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A Stanley man was indicted by the grand jury this week for sex crimes against a child. Michael Glen Murphy, 34, of 306 Old Lowesville Road was indicted on one count of indecent liberties with a child, said Detective Matt Painter with the Lincolnton Police Department. Painter said that on…

Schools off to good start as enrollment rises

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School has gotten off to a good start, according to the Lincoln County Board of Education Wednesday. Statistics from the fifth day of school show a rise in school population by 173 students. The total number of students enrolled in Lincoln County schools is 11,440. Superintendent Jim Watson said there…

Jury acquits man in fatal shooting

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After deliberating for two hours Thursday, a jury found a Gastonia man not guilty in the 2003 shooting death of a Lincolnton man. Ernest James Jones, 63, walked out of the Lincoln County Courthouse minutes after the verdict was read, escorted by his sister, Dot, who had served as a…

Look at Lincoln

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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…