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Band director enthusiastic about his job

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Lincolnton High School’s newest band director is not a complicated man. “My hobbies are band … band, and then I sleep,” said David Benfield, who comes to the school from Forest View High School in Gastonia. Benfield devotes an average of 75 hours a week to band during the competitive…

Quilters

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Matherly on development board

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Lincoln Economic Development Association’s executive director, Barry Matherly, has accepted a board member position with the nation’s only professional organization for economic developers. During a conference held in Phoenix, Ariz., Matherly said he was invited to sit on the board of the International Economic Development Council, and that he had…

Reading circle

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Helicopter search helps find 7-foot marijuana plant

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A helicopter search by the National Guard for drug operations led to the arrest of two men who allegedly hung a 7-foot marijuana plant from their back porch in Vale. The single plant allegedly contained 13 pounds of marijuana and was four inches at its base, according to authorities. Narcotics…

Caution mixed with fun

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Burnt churches council sets restoration service

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To help begin the healing process, the North Carolina Council of Burnt Churches is hosting a restoration service for the Temple Baptist Church Oct. 13 in Lincolnton. “We can’t even explain how much of a great loss it is to have your church burned by an arsonist,” Rev. Brenda Stevenson,…

Sally’s Y land donated

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Around Town 9/21/2007

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RED CROSS DINNER The American Red Cross is having a chicken dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Crouse Community Center. Half a chicken, baked beans cole slaw, dessert and tea will cost $8. Dine in or takeout is available. HOMECOMING Second Baptist Church, 201 Houser St.,…