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History of trucking company

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The C Grier Beam Truck Museum, located at 111 North Mountain Street in Cherryville, pays homage to Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation. The museum displays the history of Carolina Freight as well as many rare trucks. Chris Dean / LTN Photos The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum has many trucks used…

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…

First baby of 2008

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Mother Julia (left) and father Jose (right) Reyes hold their newborn baby Jose Bryan Reyes Ventura (middle). Born at 9:31 p.m. Thursday, Jose Bryan was the first baby born in 2008 in Lincoln County. The infant weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Dr. John Chang of…

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…