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Around Town 1/7/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College from now through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. ALTRUSA AWARD Completed nomination packets for the 2008 Altrusa Award of Excellence must be received by the Gaston College…

Two-vehicle crash injures 5 Saturday

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Five people were sent to local hospitals Saturday after a collision of two vehicles on Reepsville Road. Around 1 p.m., a Buick driven by Jacquelyne Jones, Turnersville, ran a stop sign at the intersection of Reepsville Road and Canseler Road, said Trooper S.L. Boyles of the North Carolina State Highway…

Water tower holes repaired in Maiden

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The bullet holes in the water tower outside Maiden are repaired, but the investigation into last week’s incident continues. Maj. Coy Reid of the Catawba County Sheriff’s Department said there are no suspects in the incident that occurred early Dec. 31. “The investigation is still going on,” Reid said. “But…

Around Town 1/4/2008

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CONFERENCE The Shepherd’s Heart Outreach Center will sponsor the Women’s Conference Premiere 2008 at 7 tonight and 9 a.m. Saturday in the Northstate Conference Room on the third floor of the Comfort Inn, East Main Street, Lincolnton. The conference’s theme will be “Praise is THE Weapon.” Guest speakers will include…

Starting 2008 right way: YMCA classes hit stride

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With New Year’s resolutions fresh in their minds, new members flood the Lincoln County YMCA in January. They swim, work out on cardio machines, lift weights and take classes focusing on yoga, kickboxing and spinning on stationary cycles. “January and February are definitely our biggest months of the year,” said…

Woman uncovers her roots

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Family has always been important to Sarah Lantz. The Lincoln County native grew up in a family with six children and had a number of cousins she looked forward to seeing at family reunions. Those reunions, as Lantz recalls, were social occasions, times to catch up with seldom-seen relatives and…

Kids bring Christmas cheer to Denver’s Wexford House

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The Wexford House, an assisted living facility in Denver, was alive with festivity during the weeks before Christmas. Three Lincoln County schools contributed to the festive spirit with visits, treats for residents and carols. The Action Clubs from North Lincoln and East Lincoln Middle Schools and Holly Piercy’s fifth-grade class…

50th anniversary

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Church party rings in New Year

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New Year’s Eve parties and church are two things that don’t necessarily go together on paper. Yet in reality, the two managed to coexist Monday night at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver. And according to Father Carmen Malacari, it turned into a fine way to welcome 2008. Although the…

Animals have their day at Grateful Growers

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At Grateful Growers Farm in Denver, owners Natalie Veres and Cassie Parsons do things a bit differently. “The animals get to be who they are,” said Veres. “They get to obey all their natural instincts.” The pigs and chickens at Grateful Growers receive no hormones, antibiotics or chemicals. And they…