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Benefit planned for child

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Justin Owens, 10, wants to be a scientist when he grows up. He has three telescopes and four microscopes and loves to study the subject in school. “You can do cool experiments,” said the F.D. Jack Kiser Intermediate fifth-grader. According to his mother, when he goes to the beach he…

Skating, singing and softball set for Saturday

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Providence Baptist Church will host a block party Saturday full of singing, dancing, skateboarding and softball. “Everybody’s welcome,” said Debra Ransom, an organizer. “They can bring their skateboards.” The church, which is located at 1110 East Pine St. in Lincolnton, is teaming up with Hull’s Grove Baptist Church for the…

Ministry a friend to the elderly

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(This is the fourth story in an ongoing series celebrating the 30th anniversary of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County) The Nursing Home Ministry may not be Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s most well-known component, but those who benefit from it cherish it. “They just brighten up when someone goes into…

Handmade quilt won at festival

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Duke increases water restrictions

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Duke Energy is again ratcheting up restrictions on water use by lakeside residents. As water levels continue to drop due to the severe drought, Duke Energy officials announced Wednesday they are banning residents from pumping Lake Norman water entirely. Two weeks after Duke imposed the first-ever restrictions on the practice,…

Denver man jet skis way to top rating

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Most people are probably happiest when their feet are on solid ground. Denver’s Brian Baldwin is not one of those people. A professional jet skier, Baldwin has managed to accomplish something most only dream of: making a career out of doing what he loves. His parents bought the Hendersonville native…

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ presentation to benefit new Sally’s YMCA

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On Friday and Saturday night, Grant Ewing’s normally tranquil backyard will transform into a Broadway theater for a special night dedicated to helping a very special cause. It’s the fourth year Ewing and his Verdict Ridge Backyard Players will perform for charity and the second year the proceeds will go…

Iron Station youth wins Junior Bassmasters

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With a five bass limit weighing almost eight pounds, 16-year-old Christian Johnson of Iron Station won the BC Junior Bassmasters tournament held recently on Lake Norman. Johnson also won the big fish prize for the day with a 2.24-pound largemouth. In second place was Tyler Hoopaugh from Shelby. Finishing third…

Around Town 9/19/2007

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OUTREACH Lincoln County Government’s Community Outreach Event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at North Brook Community Center in Vale. Staff from many county departments will be on hand to listen to residents’ needs, answer questions, to enroll individuals for programs and services and to provide better…

Job Connection helps turn life around

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When Vincent Miller walked into the Goodwill Job Connection in Lincolnton, he had a number of things working against him. First of all, there was his driving while impaired arrest. “Bad mistake – 20, drinking, not good,” he said. Then there was his past, which included an unplanned trip across…