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Jordan voted to new term as real estate board chair

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Marsha Jordan of Lincolnton has been reelected chairman of the N.C. Real Estate Commission for the 2010-11 term beginning Aug. 1. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Jordan entered the real estate business in 1986. She is the owner of Apple Realty in Lincolnton, a graduate of the Realtor…

Request for haunted house permit withdrawn

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A request to operate a haunted house in Lincolnton has been withdrawn, said Lincolnton Planning Director Laura Simmons. Denise Propst originally requested a conditional use permit to operate a temporary haunted house during the month of October. The haunted house would have been at 564 S. Grove St. Ext. at…

C hurch Activities

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GREATER WORKS Greater Works Full Gospel Church, 2543-A E. Main St., Lincolnton, will hold a youth revival 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Guest speakers include the Rev. James Wilkes of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Gastonia (Friday), the Rev. Tim Bridges of Spirit Life Church of God…

Around Town 7/23/2010

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YARD SALE Unity Baptist Church, 326 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will hold a yard sale beginning 8 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit an upcoming youth mission trip. SINGING CONVENTION The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7 p.m. Saturday at Reeps Grove Methodist Church, 7410 Reeps Grove Church Road in…

Free camp for kids

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Without Walls Deliverance Center is offering a free Bible-focused camp to all area children. “I get to see my friends every day,” said Justice Clark, 13, a camper. “We have awesome teachers. They’re great. I couldn’t ask for a better summer.” The camp is run by volunteers 8 a.m. to…

Child inspires charity

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For two years, the family of Madison Whitaker watched him fight leukemia before dying in February at the age of 13. They also watched other families struggle and decided to form a foundation in Madison’s name benefiting the families of children with cancer. “When you hear those words ‘Your child…

Chuck Wagon Gang headlines Rock Springs meeting

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Rock Spring Campground’s annual meeting will kick off with a headline concert by The Chuck Wagon Gang Sunday. The Chuck Wagon Gang, of Fort Worth, Texas, is the oldest recording mixed gospel group still performing with ties to the original founders. “If you’ve ever heard of the world famous Chuck…

Dentists honored for helping Lincoln County elementary school students

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Local dentists participating in the Give Kids a Smile program provided free dental sealants for more than 200 Lincoln County students. “This is a wonderful example of the community joining with the school system,” said Sherry Hoyle, assistant superintendent for curriculum. The dentists were honored at the Lincoln County Board…

‘It’s not your grandmother’s Goodwill’

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Goodwill has recently completed major renovations to its Lincolnton store. The store, which opened in April 1998, received new lighting fixtures, signage, a check-out counter, graphics and fresh coats of paint within the past few months. “It’s not your grandmother’s Goodwill,” said Armando Barragan, public relations and promotions manager for…

ATM user reports robbery

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A 23-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint late Thursday night as she was withdrawing money from a Cash Points ATM. Around 11:30 p.m., an unknown black man approach the woman while making a transaction at 658 Center Drive, Lincolnton Police reported. The woman told police the man pointed a gun…