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Around Town 12/10/2007

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DEMOCRAT PARTY The Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a Holiday Party at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln County Democratic Party Headquarters, located at the corner of Water and Government Streets. All guests are asked to bring a covered dish item and a small gift for a nursing home…

ESL instructor sees impact on community

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Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus began offering English as a Second Language classes in January 1999. Now, nearly nine years later, ESL classes are making a real impact on the community, as individuals learn English and prepare for work or, in some cases, higher education. “We’re really putting an emphasis on…

Fatz technology aims for better customer service

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With the push of a button, guests at Fatz Cafй in Lincolnton will now be more in control of their dining experience. As of Dec. 3, ESP Systems integrated a product that allows the guest to alert the server if something is needed, Byron Sackett, Fatz Cafй operation partner, said.…

Local legend Bud Ramseur

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After a lifetime devoted to art, Lincolnton artist Bud Ramseur’s first one-man show opens at the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday at 6:30 p.m. Ramseur’s images of shrimp boats, mills, family members, friends and mysterious women will be on display in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane galleries through the month of…

Pottery, cats fill Rising Sun studio

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Even before he decided to retire from construction, move to Lincolnton and work as a potter, Gary Lee knew something in his life had to change. “I was looking to move out of Mecklenburg County, out of Charlotte,” he said. “It was getting too big, too noisy, too light, and…

Health volunteer honored by state

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Despite the fact he has served the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education and Dance for 40 years, Ken Rudisill was shocked when he received an award for his volunteer work and dedication. “I felt excited, overwhelmed by it,” Rudisill said. “Here I am with a big organization…

Lincoln Historical Association seeks information

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In order to help Lincolntonians know their neighbors, the editor of the Lincoln County News compiled a collection of photographs during the ’50s . “Why he chose this group, I don’t know,” said Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association. The black and white photographs are of…

`Icecycle` Toy run invades Lincolnton this Sunday

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If you’re in Lincolnton on Sunday, don’t be surprised if you hear a loud rumble. It’s just 200 motorcycles. Hull’s Grove Baptist Church will present the second annual Lincoln County “Icecycle” Toy Run beginning at 2 p.m. at the church on N.C. 27 West. The event – put on by…

Childhood, early career prepared minister of music

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Brian Jackson believes that his childhood, his gifts and his first career have prepared him for the job he has now. Jackson is the minister of music and the director of volunteers in ministry at Boger City United Methodist Church. Although he has helped part time with the music ministry…

Four hurt in crash involving cruiser

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Four were injured, including two teenagers, in a Lincoln County accident Tuesday evening following a near head-on collision with a Cherryville police cruiser an hour earlier. Around 7:49 p.m., Brandon Darty, 24, crossed the yellow line on Delview Road and nearly struck Officer Dell Garren’s patrol car, Lt. Mike Allred…