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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…

Resale store owner making most of her Second Chance

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Kathy Simpson once turned down a loan from her mother to open up her own resale shop. When her mother passed away two years ago, she got a second chance to realize that dream. It became a store in Iron Station called Second Chance. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Simpson…

Remembering Pearl Harbor

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Most people know about the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the incident that officially drew the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. Yet there aren’t many people left who can say they were there to witness one of the darkest days in American history. Lincolnton resident…

Ellis, 34, selected as new chief for South Fork Fire Department

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The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department has a new chief and he is only 34-years-old. Rick Ellis, a Lincoln County native, has been a member of the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department for nine years. Ellis says that he was surprised that the board voted him to “fill out the…

Sally’s Y site preservation is historic deal

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The preservation of 85 wooded acres near Denver will marry developers, environmental groups and the YMCA in a historic deal. The Clark family donated roughly half of 165 acres set for business park development to the Catawba Lands Conservancy in an agreement inked Dec. 27. The future site of Sally’s…

Environment, safety high on marine commissioner list

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He’s worked on the water all his life, but Sam Ausband Jr. said he is just beginning to find his sea legs in public service. Lincoln County commissioners Monday appointed the 58-year-old retired military officer and professional boater to the five-member Lake Norman Marine Commission. His appointment comes on the…

Around Town 1/9/2008

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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…

Spreading Joy

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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…