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Around Town 4/30/2007

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KIDZ CLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church Kidz Club meets 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday. Children ages 3 to 5 are welcome, no reservations required. There will be a petting zoo, games and snacks. Call (704) 820-9879/827- 9879. LOCKS OF LOVE H2O Salon will offer a free hair cut and…

Kidsmart

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Several weeks ago, an event at the YMCA celebrated KidSmart, in which a number of activities took place in which parents and children alike learned about safety and other fun and interesting information. Preston DeRoche proudly poses after he has crossed the finish line on a bicycle obstacle course. Ron…

Congratulations being named to WCU squad

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Lincoln County Democratic Party leaders selected

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Tears, cheers flow at Second Chance prom

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On Friday night, April 20, a glamorous event attracted a lot of very dressed up people to the Dallas campus of Gaston College. There was no red carpet, but the students attending Gaston’s second chance prom sure looked like movie stars. Faculty members spent Friday turning the Myers Center Cafeteria…

West Lincoln’s Cross Creek Cowboy Church a growing place for worship, fun, fellowship

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There’s a different kind of church in west Lincoln. It may not be a new idea, but Cross Creek Cowboy Church is the only one of its kind in the county. It all started when Bobby and Marta Truitt began their horseshoe ministry, handing out gospel tracts and horseshoes stamped…

Crutch Field’s music definitely ‘heaven sent’

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John and Kerri Crutchfield may be proof that the couple that plays together stays together. The Iron Station pair, founders of the contemporary Christian band Crutch Field, have combined two things they love very much: God and music. “It was kind of our vision when we got married,” said Kerri.…

Setting up a sweet shop

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West Lincoln just got a little sweeter. The Wagon Wheel Sweet Shop, which serves cheesecakes, danishes, breads, coffee, candies and more, opened on N.C. 150 West March 16. “It’s nothing fancy. It’s easy-going,” said co-owner Anna Heavner of the western-themed shop. All the baked items sold at the shop are…

Eight-year-old gives birthday cash to a good cause

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A North Brook Elementary School student gave up her birthday money in honor of her great-grandmother. “That’s what we did for her birthday,” said Shannon Ferguson, Meredith’s mother. “Instead of presents, she wanted to take it to them.” Meredith Ferguson, who turned 8 on March 22, gave $165 to Hospice…

JROTC learn lessons on two trips

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Student cadets in the Navy Junior ROTC program at West Lincoln High School went on two very different trips over their spring break. One group of 15 students spent their week training at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, while 11 others explored and toured Norfolk’s naval facilities. “It was way…