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Around Town 1/3/2007

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GOSPEL SINGING The Songsters will have a gospel singing starting 7 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton. For more information call (704) 735-1390. DEBT WORKSHOPS The NC Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshops to answer these questions and help anyone striving to reduce the debt…

Lincolnton native oldest state auctioneer

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Lincolnton-native Josie Graves is the state’s oldest licensed auctioneer. “My license number is 89, and I’m 89 years old,” she said. She began her career in her 50s and is still active in the profession. As a professor at Lenoir Community College, the Kinston resident has taught thousands of aspiring…

60th Anniversary

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Bob and Margaret Jetton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 14. Bob has two brothers, Bill and Jim, and a sister, Jeanette. Margaret has two sisters, Evelyn Seagle and Shirley Smith, and brothers, Willard, Harold, Truett, Jerry and Don.…

50th Anniversary

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Donald Lee Beal and Katherine Dellinger Beal celebrated their 50th anniversary Dec 22. They were married in 1956. The couple has two children, Greg Beal and wife Stepha-nie, and Rex Beal and wife Stephanie Fowler. They have two grandsons, Gaige and Kole, and another on the way. The couple celebrated…

Burn victim has merry Christmas

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In July, Colton Adams, 1, suffered first-, second- and third-degree burns to his face after he was involved in a kitchen accident involving bacon grease. “I can’t think of a worse hell than watching that baby – it was like watching his face melt,” said Marla Adams, Colton’s mother, who…

Union VFD provided a merry Christmas for area children

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With the help of the Union Fire Department, children in the west Lincoln area received bicycles for Christmas. Fire fighters donated bicycles to families through the Bikes-for-Tykes program, which began at the Hickory Fire Department. “We’ve been doing it since back in the ’70s,” said Captain Gary Stevenson with the…

West Lincoln High School winners

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Around Town 12/29/2006

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GOSPEL SINGING Plains View Baptist Church, Fallston, will be having a New Year’s eve gospel concert starting 8 p.m. and running until midnight. The group, Providence, which hails from Shelby, will be singing. All are welcome. MIDNIGHT SERVICES Howards Creek Baptist Church will hold Midnight Services from 8 p.m. –…

Checkpoints in force New Year’s weekend

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In an effort to crack down on drunk driving during the New Year holiday, local and state officials will set up several check points across the area. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincolnton Police Department will enforce the “Booze-it & Lose-it” campaign. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office and patrol…

Hospice seeking volunteers from number of activities, age ranges

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People occasionally ask Hospice of Lincoln County volunteers how they can be comfortable spending time with patients nearing the end of their lives. They happily respond that they receive more than they give and find their experiences to be personally satisfying and enriching. Providing companionship to patients adds to an…