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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…

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…

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…

50th anniversary

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Church party rings in New Year

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New Year’s Eve parties and church are two things that don’t necessarily go together on paper. Yet in reality, the two managed to coexist Monday night at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver. And according to Father Carmen Malacari, it turned into a fine way to welcome 2008. Although the…

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…