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Around Town 5/12/2004

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CONCERT Musician and vocalist Rick Hemphill will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Cup of Grace Coffeehouse. For more information call 704-732-8000. POTTERY FESTIVAL The Burlon Craig Pottery Festival will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday between West Lincoln High School and West Lincoln Middle School. BENEFIT…

Around Town 5/10/2004

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PACKING LIGHTLY WORKSHOP If you are one of the many who could use some help in packing lightly for a trip, the Cooperative Extension will hold a workshop. A guest speaker will share information Wednesday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the James Warren Citizens Center. To register, call 704-736-8461.…

Storm hits city hard

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A slow-moving storm system moved through Lincoln County Sunday, dropping about three inches of rain and causing flooding in the city. High winds caused damage in the North Brook area and lightening struck several buildings in Boger City and eastern Lincoln County, but the city of Lincolnton was the hardest…

Relay draws crowds under sunny skies

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Above, cancer survivor Linda Higgs gets a hug from her granddaughter, Ashleigh Woody after the “victory lap” Friday during the Relay for Life at Lincolnton High School. Family members traveled all the way from Tennessee to be with her. Below, Frankie Beam walks with her sister, Patricia, and mom Betty…

Jarrett loses School Board chairmanship

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The Lincoln County Board of Education voted to replace Fred Jarrett as chairman of the board at a special called meeting Saturday morning. “I think the board chairman needs to be a leader among leaders, and that hasn’t happened in the past months,” said Tommy Houser, a board member and…

Woman, child die in wreck

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PUMPKIN CENTER — A Granite Falls woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter were killed Friday after their SUV collided with another vehicle and overturned. Patricia Kay Chandler Baker, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which happened at about 1:40 p.m. Friday. Caitlin Renay Jenkins, 2, of Lincolnton…

9 vie for commissioner seats; editor files for House

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Filing for local and state offices ended at noon Friday with nine people vying for seats on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Incumbents also face competition in the race for state House and Senate positions. Three seats on the Board of Commissioners are up for grabs this year. Incumbents…

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Man shot at apartments

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A Lincolnton man was shot twice Thursday night through the window of his apartment on South Aspen Street. Alvin Jack Johnson, 24, who lives in apartment 19 of the Colony House apartments is at Lincoln Medical Center for observation, police said. His injuries were not life-threatening. At about 9 p.m.…