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Pottery Sale

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Misty Warren of Lincolnton looks at pottery being sold outside Byrd’s Sundries on Main Street Saturday morning. The Lincoln County Apple Festival was scheduled to occupy downtown on Saturday, but it was canceled because of Hurricane Ivan. Josh Davis / LTN Photo…

Business In Brief

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Gaston College’s corporate education program is offering seven free lunch seminars in September and Octoberto offer advice on handling business issues. All seminars are from noon to 1 p.m. on the day scheduled. The “How to Handle Anger” seminar will be held Sept. 30 in Room 126 at the Lincoln…

To protect and serve? Any day of the week

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Officer Devonda Friday and her aunt Lt. Cindy Monday have more in common than their family tree. They serve as the only two women on the force with the Lincolnton Police Department. “People get us confused,” said Monday. “They say Friday, and I say, ‘No, Monday.’” Monday has served in…

Children act up on stage

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Students taking the Lincoln Theater Guild’s new drama classes are learning that working together makes for a great show. “You contribute your part and your part makes the whole,” said Mary Williams, the class instructor to her students. “You could be a rock in the play, and you could be…

Church bells to ring in Constitution Week

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Church bells will ring and people will pause at 4 p.m. today in honor of the exact day and time the United States Constitution was signed 217 years ago. Constitution Week starts today and runs until Thursday. Members of the Lincoln County’s Jacob Forney chapter of the DAR are asking…

Higher marks sought for minorities

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East Lincoln High School has started a new program focusing on the success of its minority student population. The goal of the Diversity Awareness Program is to raise the grades and test scores of minority students who have typically scored below their peers. “We just made the hard decision to…

Bank Opening

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County Commissioner Tom Anderson cuts the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the First Federal Savings Bank in Denver. To left of Anderson are Harvey Jonas, director of First Federal Bank, President Chip Stroup and Branch Manager Brad Shelton. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo…

Chamber Calendar — Elections forum tops events list

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The 2004 Candidates’ Forum tops the list of coming events for the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber held a press conference Tuesday to go over the events coming up. The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Candidates running for…

87th Birthday

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The Reeps Grove United Methodist Church family honored William Ezra Hartman on his 87th birthday with a surprise birthday dinner at the church. Approximately 100 people enjoyed the covered dish dinner. Special guests were his sister, Gustavie Davis, and her family. Members of the Yount and Wright families, close neighbors…

50th Anniversary

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Marshall and Zettie Whitesides of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 12, 2004. They were married Sept. 12, 1954 in South Carolina. They have four children, Jeanette and Darrell Huffman, Renee and Norris Page, David and Debbie Whitesides and Rick and Robin Newton. Grandchildren are Shannon Sigmon, Mitzi Hernandez, Jennifer…