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Around Town 1/14/2008

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RELAY CAPTAINS The first meeting for Lincolnton Relay for Life team captains will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. For more information, call Cheryl Burgess at (704) 736-5786 or Susan Beaver at (704) 735-6779. COALITION MEETING The Coalition of Churches will meet…

Candle shop owners find right formula

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Shane and Erin Lockman didn’t invent the soy candle. But they just may have perfected it. “We actually bought this business,” Erin said of Nook and Cranny Candle Company, which the couple has owned since February 2006. Although the business had already been around for seven years under a different…

Water main ruptures at intersection

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For the second time in three months, a water main ruptured at the major east Lincoln County intersection of N.C. routes 16 and 73, impacting businesses and traffic for several hours. County officials discovered the break in a 12-inch water line at approximately 6 a.m. Saturday, according to Steve Gilbert,…

Salem Industries to receive award

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A Lincoln County business will receive an award Wednesday for its outstanding management in health and safety. For the first time, Salem Industries in Lincolnton will receive the Safety and Health Achievement Award from North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, said Pat Underwood, director of human resources for Gaston…

50th anniversary

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Lawing’s Chapel Church celebrates 100th birthday

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Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church reached a milestone in 2007: its centennial. The church, located on Lawing’s Chapel Church Road in Maiden, was founded in 1907 when, in late August or early September of that year, a Sunday school class was held in a recently built brush arbor. The class would…

Prepping for pie day

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Students can learn about eye care office

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A local business offers students the chance to learn how to work in an eye care office. Carolina Eye Care in Denver and Lincolnton will offer a 12-week course at its technical school. “Students will learn all the instrumentations, how to adjust glasses and how to work with contact lenses,”…

Education officials to go on retreat

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School principals, central office administrators and the Lincoln County Board of Education will spend the weekend at an administrative retreat. Administrators will spend more than nine hours in strategic planning sessions led by Dr. Mary Adkins. “The strategic plan has a direct effect on the school improvement plans that the…

Around Town 1/11/2008

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MUFON MEETING The 64th meeting of the Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church, 401 E. Arrowood Road, Charlotte, in the fellowship hall. The first speaker will be Kathleen Marden, and the second speaker will be Dr. Michael O’Connell. All attendees are…