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Timken mum on future of Lincolnton facility

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Officials with the Timken Company aren’t commenting on the future of their Lincolnton-area operation, after recently announcing it’s closing its Clinton, S.C. plant. Over the next two years, production lines at the plant will be phased into other Timken operations, according to company spokesperson Diane Bowler. “We haven’t identified where…

ROTC takes first place

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Members of the West Lincoln High School Junior ROTC accomplished more than expected when they took home top honors at the Newton-Conover Field Meet Sept. 10. “We knocked out (McDowell High School) that had won 10 straight years,” said Commander Karl Jordan, an ROTC teacher. The meet included 16 area…

Pottery festival coming

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The legend of master potter Burlon Craig will be honored during an October festival held in his name. The Burlon Craig Pottery Festival will take place in Vale at the Burlon Craig Home Place. The festival lasts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 15. Around 45 potters and pottery…

Haunted mill means thrills and chills

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Those who visit “Terror By the Creek” at the 117-year-old Howard’s Creek Mill have experienced all the good scares. There’s the startle scare, the gross-out scare and the “You’ve got to be kidding me” scare. Participants have laughed, passed out, come back over and over and refused to ever enter…

Rebels take county cross country titles

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he West Lincoln Rebels cross-country team won both the Lincoln County mens and womens championships Tuesday at Highland Park. For the women, it was the third consecutive time they’ve bested their county competition; the men had not won the Lincoln County crown since the inaugural run in 1996. West Lincoln…

Around Town 9/28/2005

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CONSIGNMENT SALE A children’s, teens’, maternity fall and winter consignment sale will take place from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Covenant Bible Church, 2168 Gastonia Highway. Clothing, cribs, swings, strollers, car seats, kids’ furniture, books, toys, outdoor play units and more will be available. HOMECOMING Cornerstone Church of God,…

Early apple festivities

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Maiden man is “slo-o-o-w as molasses”

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MAIDEN – Maiden resident Howard Goodson believes he’s made about 1,200 gallons of molasses over the past 40 years, yielding 30 gallons per year. “Nowadays, I only make molasses once per year,” he said, “and that yields about 18 gallons.” This past Saturday, Goodson, his three sons – Franky, Freddy…

The Rev. Morrie Lawing

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It is said that people are “called” to the ministry by God. If so, the Rev. Morrie Lawing is no exception to that rule. “I got introduced to the ministry while selling plumbing supplies in Greenville, S.C.,” said Lawing. His first experience with ministry came with Young Life, a non-denominational,…

He’s planting a church to harvest souls for Jesus

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Farmers plant crops with the hopes of reaping a large yield at harvest time. For Pastor Morrie Lawing, he’s hoping to plant a new church in Denver, where he’ll reap a large amount of souls for Christ. “I began planting my first church in Charlotte in 1996,” he said, “and…