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Johnny Appleseed shows and tells

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Vinzant leaving abuse coalition

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After five years of devoting herself to the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse, Kathy Vinzant is stepping down from her position as executive director. “It is a job that at times can be, for me personally, extremely emotional just because of the amount of stories you deal with day…

That’s racin’

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Feds looking at bank robbery case

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Federal authorities may take over the prosecution of Billy Ray Kovach Jr., 29, who allegedly robbed banks in Lincoln and Gaston counties by claiming he had a bomb, according to police. Gastonia police said Kovach got the idea from a Charlotte bank robbery. Gastonia Police officials said the Stanley man…

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,…

Books and Brushes: Artists go on display

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This Friday, people will have the opportunity to celebrate the work of a number of local artists and support a local college at the same time. The fourth annual Books and Brushes event, held at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, showcases the work of a variety of artists from the region.…

Art classes set for students

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will launch fall art classes for students ages 8-13. Classes will focus on fine art instruction in drawing and painting and will be taught from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays Each session will run for eight weeks, with the following class schedule:…

Around Town 9/24/2007

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WALK-A-THON SET “Exercise Your Engine” is the theme for this year’s walk-a-thon at Iron Station Elementary. The event is scheduled for Oct. 5. Proceeds from the benefit will help fund playground maintenance. For more information, call the school at (704) 736-4292. SADLER CONCERT The Reggie Sadler Family will be in…

Fifth Generation

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