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Around Town 4/11/2007

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McHENRY IN DENVER Congressman Patrick McHenry will be at the Denver Volunteer Fire Department, 3956 N.C. 16 North 11:30 a.m. Thursday. COMPUTER/USERS MEETING The April meeting of the Computer Users Group will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln County Library, 306 W. Main St. The program will be “Connecting…

Around Town 4/9/2007

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KID’S KINGDOM CAMP Enrollment is open for Kid’s Kingdom, a resident camp sponsored by the Gastonia District of the United Methodist Church. The camp is open to rising second grade through sixth grade children. Located at Camp Loy White in Casar, the camp emphasizes community and aims to help kids…

The one that didn`t get away

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Crucifixion re-enactment

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On Good Friday, the Hispanic community of St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church re-enacted “Via Crucis” (“The Way of the Cross”). The re-enactment is a tradition in many Latin American countries. Several stations of the cross are key elements. (Above), Jesus, as portrayed by Alberto Torres, carries the cross to one station…

‘Boot-scoot beauty’ has ’em lining up — line dancing, that is

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Every Friday night, Shirley Barrett-Howell, a teaching assistant at G.E. Massey Elementary School, moonlights as a dance teacher at the Frontier Country Club in Gastonia. Instead of teaching youngsters how to line up quietly in the hallway, Barrett-Howell spends her Friday evenings teaching grown-ups the finer points of line dancing.…

A challenging responsibility

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When Sherry Hamrick joined the Air National Guard 25 years ago, the world was a very different place. It was peacetime, and Katrina was just a girl’s name. In her years in the Guard, Hamrick, a colonel, has seen a lot of changes. Hamrick joined the Air National Guard after…

FFA members participate in conference

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GREENSBORO – Members from the West Lincoln High School FFA Chapter participated in the 2007 MEGA Conference conducted by the North Carolina FFA Association on March 9 – 10. “MEGA Conference provides students with an opportunity to explore the FFA and learn ways to impact their chapters after returning home,”…

Pressing matters

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Crime Stoppers program coming to Lincoln County

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DENVER – A program universally known for rewarding anonymous callers for help in solving crime is coming to Lincoln County. During the recent meeting between Sheriff Tim Daugherty and members of the Denver business community, investigator Sgt. Lee Keller announced that Crime Stoppers will be coming to Lincoln County. “The…

Parents soon to be able to pay, monitor school lunch bill online

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Starting next week, Lincoln County parents will have a new way to monitor what their children are spending their lunch money on. The school district will begin using automated school lunch accounts through an online prepay program. “The reason we have decided to do this is we have had lots…