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Around Town 2/29/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College 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 Foundation office…

Realtors Honored

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Book fair raises funds

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The North Brook Elementary School Book Fair has something special for all of its little customers. Emily Baker likes books about puppies and horses. Her fellow student, Dylan Wyatt, enjoys books centered around the movie “Cars.” Micah Hayes digs Barbie books. Caeden Acker has a taste for scary stuff, and…

Burlon Craig`s Cat Square home now on National Register

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Burlon Craig may be gone, but his house – as well as the pottery shop and kiln where he made his famous pottery – is set to remain for years to come, thanks to Jason Harpe. Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, penned a National Register of…

Dealing with the difficulties of divorce

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Kim Fisher, facilitator of Hull’s Grove Baptist Church’s upcoming DivorceCare ministry, knows from personal experience how divorce can be traumatizing and isolating. “It’s almost like you have a sickness, and they don’t want to catch it,” Fisher said of people’s reactions. “I don’t think they mean to isolate, but it’s…

Wood-turned works of art

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Mount Anderson pastor heeded the call at age 38

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Rev. Donald Cline isn’t someone who always knew he’d enter the ministry. He was 38 years old and a supervisor at Cochrane Furniture when he felt the call. “I actually felt God’s call to the ministry later on in life,” said Cline, a Lincolnton native and the pastor of Mount…

Mullis files to run for commissioner

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Clayton Mullis of Crouse became the eighth Republican to file to run for commissioner Thursday. “There are people’s voices that are not being heard,” he said. “… I intend to speak to every individual who wants to speak to me.” Valerie Frady at the Lincoln County Board of Elections office…

Newspaper photos aid in arrest of three

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Three people were recently arrested after their pictures were displayed in the Lincoln Times-News Most Wanted section. Donna Annette Smith, 47, is charged with possession with the intent to sell cocaine and two counts of driving while impaired. David Carpenter, intensive surveillance officer with the North Carolina Department of Corrections,…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will host an after-hours event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Wexford House assisted living home at 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver. For more information, call (704) 489-2633. Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its…