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Around Town 8/5/2005

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LINCOLN COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN The Lincoln County Republican Women’s Club will meet Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the House of Pizza. The speaker will be Johnathan Rhyne. Bring a friend. Husbands are welcome. For more information call (704) 735-3868. COALITION OF CHURCHES The Coalition of Churches will meet 7…

Honors given Phyllis and Larry Baxter, others at annual conservation banquet

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The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual banquet last night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Numerous Lincoln County Schools students and programs were honored for their commitment to environmental issues, as well as Larry and Phyllis Baxter, the Conservation Farm Family of the Year. In…

Lincolnton students participate in college math and science program

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Chavis Avery, Van Dinh, Andre Easter and Kimberley Zuniga of Lincolnton recently attended the Summer Academy of the Carolina Institute for the Multicultural Approach to Science (CIMAS) at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory. As CIMAS scholars, they participated in a three-week residential program designed to increase interest in math and science…

Bye-bye Winn-Dixie, hello to BI-LO

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Winn-Dixie won’t be packing groceries anymore. The store, located on N.C. 27 West, has been bought out by BI-LO/Bruno’s and is expected to open within a week to 10 days, said Joyce Smart, corporate communications with BI-LO. Smart said the store will try to employ as many Winn-Dixie employees as…

Grand opening Saturday for Christian bookstore in Denver

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Adorned with bibles, devotional cards, church supplies, music and literature, Lighthouse Christian Store and Gift Shop is ready to serve Denver. The store opened Monday as a second location to the one that is already in Lincolnton. “For the last three years we have felt the need to open another…

“Tis open-air, and good Shakespeare thy fare”

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The month of August can now be known as the month of the Bard. The Lincoln Theatre Guild will be performing William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at various parks in Lincoln County on Friday and Saturday nights this month. The shows are sponsored by Century…

“Saturation” campaign well underway

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the NC Wildlife issued 43 citations, 45 warnings, 14 boating while impaired charges and 9 night boating charges this weekend on Lake Norman. The event, “Saturation on the Lake,” which has been going on for three years, is an attempt to rid some of…

Around Town 8/3/2005

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GOSPEL SINGING The Flowers Family of Gastonia will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church on Horseshoe Lake Road. REUNION The annual Schrum-Shrum reunion will be Sunday at St. Matthews United Church of Christ. There will be a picnic at 1 p.m. followed by a business…

Stitched From the Soul: The Farmer-James Collection of African-American Quilts opens

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A passion for Southern folk art inspired collectors A. Everette James Jr., and his wife, Nancy Jane Farmer, of Chapel Hill. After years of collecting, the couple bought and restored a historic Primitive Baptist church in Martin County. Today, the Gothic Revival-style church serves as a museum, St. James Place,…

Visiting a familiar friend

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