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At age 77, evangelical pastor not about to slow down

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Lindbergh Byers was at a meeting of evangelical pastors in Cleveland, Tenn., when another pastor invited Byers to visit his village – in Kenya. Now 77 years old, Byers doesn’t look like he’s been to Africa four times in the past five years, but he doesn’t plan to stop traveling…

Local band’s shaggin’ song released

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Some people probably dream of bringing a piece of Myrtle Beach home to Lincoln County. But there’s a group of guys who’ve taken a bit of Lincoln County to Myrtle Beach. The Ocean Blvd. Band, whose members hail from both Lincoln and Cleveland counties, recently released an original song entitled…

Around Town 11/30/2007

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HOLIDAY COOKING A discussion and demonstration of holiday cooking will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at Gaston College, Lincoln Campus at 511 S. Aspen St. The discussion will focus on ways to enjoy holiday desserts without gaining weight. Examples and information on low…

Cat Square mayor nominees announced

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Being honorary mayor of the Cat Square Christmas Parade comes with one major responsibility – riding on a float. After waving to the crowd and throwing candy, the mayor’s duties are completed. Candidates for the 2007 mayors were nominated Nov. 24. Voting will take place Saturday at the Cat Square…

Former superintendent now dedicated to community, family

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Harry Huss lives with a simple philosophy in mind: Life is short. The Crouse native has certainly made the most of his, from community involvement to teaching Sunday school for the past 61 years. Huss’ role as an educator has been one of his most important ones. He attended Lenoir-Rhyne…

Painting the cat now a tradition

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In the dead of night on the evening of the 1983 Cat Square Christmas Parade, four individuals stole onto Cat Square Road. There, they spray painted a cat face inside a square. “It was done on a whim,” said Quita Biggerstaff, who is responsible for the spray painting of the…

New York native goes from Jimmy Choos to goat chow

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Growing up in New York City, Sarah Paris never imagined her life would revolve around goats. “I was your typical city girl. I loved everything about New York – the restaurants, the bars, the shopping,” she said. “I could never picture my life being anything other than it was.” Paris…

Grant will enable character training

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Because of a grant guidance counselor Lisa Earl wrote, Union Elementary students soon will be able to study character education through technology. The grant amount awarded, $422.37, was presented to Earl on Nov. 16 for the purchase of a software program called Project LCD, which stands for “Launching Character Development.”…

Man charged in theft of 115 vehicle batteries

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A Maiden man was arrested and charged with taking 115 used vehicle batteries from a Lincolnton business. Nathan Miles Self, 27, is accused of taking 45 used vehicle batteries Nov. 19 from a business owned by James Funderburke. Self returned to the same location Nov. 21 and took 70 more…

Man charged in statutory rape

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A Warsaw man has been arrested in the rape of a 15-year-old girl. Joshua Whitney Turner, 23, is charged with felony statutory rape. He was arrested Nov. 25. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Turner sexually assaulted the victim at a residence near Crouse on Nov. 24. Following his…