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“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,…

Around Town 8/1/2005

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LINCOLN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC MEN The Democratic Mens Group of Lincoln County will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln House Restaurant, 604 Clark Drive. The meeting will cover precinct organization, voter registration drives, and new volunteer recruitment. This is a continuing meeting to be held the first Saturday of…

To save a life

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Lincolnton post office mural to be rededicated

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On Wednesday, August 10, at 9:00 a.m., the Lincoln County Historical Association will rededicate the “Threshing Grain” mural by Richard Jansen at the Lincolnton Post Office. In addition to the rededication, the Association will display nine paintings by the mural`s artist that his stepson has donated to the museum. The…

LeeBoy continues growth in Lincoln County

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LeeBoy, a leading manufacturer of asphalt paving and road maintenance equipment, announced today it has signed a lease with The Keith Corporation to develop a new manufacturing facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. The total investment in building, land, machinery and equipment will be $10,500,000. The 220,000 square foot…

Reaching community the vision and goal of YMCA`s executive director

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Prioritizing is a part of life we all do, sometimes without realizing it. Ron Johnston will quickly tell you, God, family and the YMCA are the most important to him. Johnston is the executive director of the YMCA in Lincolnton, where he oversees all the operations of the facility. “When…

Crouse school supply drive under way

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CROUSE — The little old ladies of the Crouse Home Extension Club — and some men, too — are “packing up” and reaching out to the community. The club, which started over 50 years ago, is putting on a school supply and backpack drive for local, needy children in August,…

Artist calls upon small-town happenings to creat new cartoon strip

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Corey Pandolph draws from life. Literally. It’s a good thing, too, because the cast of characters who inhabit “Barkeater Lake” are drawn (no pun intended…or is there?) upon real-life experiences, both past and current. And that makes for hilarious reading. “Of course, having a screwy sense of humor is a…