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‘Church on fire’ awaiting performances of ‘Raptured’

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It’s been a year in the making, but “Raptured,” a drama depicting real-world situations and their potential everlasting consequences, is coming to Boger City Baptist Church. The drama will be presented Sept. 4-7 in the church’s sanctuary. And it’s mostly due to the efforts of one church member, Judy Bates.…

Sampling sweets

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Sheriff investigating rash of dirt bike thefts

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Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in helping solve a rash of dirt bike thefts in east Lincoln County in the past month. As many as five dirt bikes have been stolen from garages and carports from homes on Beth Haven Church Road and St. James Church Road,…

Benefit to help sarcoidosis patient

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Even the simple tasks make Charlene Travis tired. The 49-year-old Denver resident has been living since 1998 with sarcoidosis, an immune system disorder that produces clumps of cells affecting organ function, most commonly in the lungs. The disease has spread to her liver and now she is awaiting a liver…

Vale women wins ‘dreams’ contest

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Kathryn Shidal of Vale said she “couldn’t believe” she won Fifth Third Bank’s “Fulfill Your Dreams” sweepstakes out of thousands of entries in North Carolina. “ … This is the first time I’ve won anything, well, besides [my husband],” the 81-year-old said. “I’m still shaking. I just can’t believe it…

Around Town 8/27/2008

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CRAFT SALE Calvary Baptist Church will hold a craft sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2093 Boy Scout Road, Lincolnton. The sale will benefit a medical missions trip to Honduras. Items featured will include fall, winter and Christmas decor in country and primitive styles, collectible, pottery and…

County works to clear air

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It’s a plastic barrel the size of a small shack, jet-black and packed with patented chemical pellets that are designed to mask noxious septic fumes. Called the Peacemaker 6000, county officials and residents alike are crossing their fingers the Syneco Systems-manufactured device will live up to its name. Installed two…

First National Bank celebrates

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Park’s start hailed

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Overcoming years of setbacks and close calls, state and local officials joined with residents Monday to celebrate the purchase and preservation last month of 116 acres of forested land near Denver. Now the work will begin to make Rock Springs Park a reality. A capital campaign will soon launch to…

Aspiring Eagle Scout

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