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1930s-era engine links generations

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When Pate Jenks closed his western Lincoln County flour mill around the early 1930s, he pushed the steam engine that powered the mill into a well, where it was eventually buried. Last Wednesday, his great-great-grandsons dug it up. According to Bobby Jenks, who, along with his cousin Chuck, uncovered the…

Cooking is powerful therapy for Denver native, 76

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Virginia Caldwell may not get around as well as she used to, but that hasn’t stopped her from doing what she loves: cooking. “The doctor told me cooking is my therapy,” Caldwell said. A Denver native, Caldwell suffers from arthritis and diabetes, yet she says it’s a rare day when…

Community night of worship

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Above: Laura Ashley Mosteller performs during Community Wide Night of Worship 2008, held Saturday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Below: U.S. Army Capt. Jeff Struecker, a former U.S. Ranger who is now an Army chaplain, discusses his experiences in firefights in Mogadishu, Somalia, while speaking at the…

Church Briefs

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REVIVAL Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 East, will have revival at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. March 3 and 4. The Rev. Gary Scoggins from Second Baptist Church in Kannapolis will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. BLESSING OF BIKES Lincolnton Church…

Interim manager ready to step down

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Interim county manager Michael Talbert has enjoyed his last week in official capacity, but he is ready to pass the torch. Although he will be in the office Monday to help new County Manager George Wood transition, Talbert’s last official day is today. “I’ve had a great time,” Talbert said.…

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…