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Denver Baptist reaches out with skateboarding

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Most people probably don’t automatically think of Jesus when they think of skateboarding. But there’s a growing group of folks who do. “There’s several skate churches throughout the United States,” Chris Sigmon, student minister at Denver Baptist Church, said. Sigmon has started The Hangar Skatepark in Denver. He says he…

Around Town 9/24/2008

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CLASS REUNION The Lincolnton High School class of 1943 will have its 65th reunion 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway (U.S. 321 exit 28 South). For more information, call (704) 735-9776. ALL PRAISE 2009 Singers of all denominations are needed to form a community…

Premier Air offers several aviation classes

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After earning her aviation instruction certification in 2007, Ashley Vernon has dedicated her time to training students at Premier Air. “It’s a lot of fun. You’re never too old to learn how to fly,” she said. Premier Air, formally New Spirit Aviation, offers several aviation courses at its facilities in…

Around Town 9/22/2008

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ALL PRAISE 2009 Singers of all denominations are needed to form a community worship choir for All Praise 2009. The choir will rehearse 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 30 at Boger City Baptist Church. Performances are scheduled for March 19-22, 2009. Sheet music and rehearsal CDs will be available.…

Lincoln County’s high school marching bands and color guards take to the field in an annual preview Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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Lincoln County’s high school marching bands and color guards take to the field in an annual preview Tuesday at 7 p.m. North Lincoln High School is the host for this year’s event. Admission is free. Pizza and other concessions will be offered for sale throughout the evening. Reflecting the more…

Kiser teachers hit the outdoors

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Kiser Elementary School teachers are going outdoors for inspiration as part of a unique program sponsored by the Raleigh Museum of Natural Sciences. UTOTES [Using the Outdoors to Teach Experiential Science] sends scientists to schools to conduct workshops for teachers on using the outdoors as a learning tool. This year,…

On drugs, there’s much to gather in

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n EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of 11 weekly installments by staff writer Lisa Brown as she goes through the Citizens Police Academy training. Look for her columns on Mondays. After week two of the Citizens Police Academy, I am pumped. If I could have started the wave in…

For the love of roses – Hodges style

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Everything’s coming up roses for Bob Hodges. “I’ve always loved roses,” the Lincolnton resident said. “My mother loved roses.” Hodges has turned his love for the flowers into a serious hobby. He says he has 186 rose bushes at his home on N.C. 150 E. On Saturday, Hodges’ blooms will…

Mount Ruhama Baptist has new youth minister

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The Rev. Thomas Nicholson came to Mount Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden June 6 as the church’s youth and children’s minister. “I had just graduated from Montreat College in May,” Nicholson said. He had also just gotten married to his wife, Kathryn. While this summer was a hectic time for…

Vehicles collide on N.C. 150

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A driver was sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of N.C. 150 and Curve View Road Thursday morning. Trooper B.E. Hipp of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said that shortly after 8:30 a.m., a pickup truck, turning left on N.C. 150, “pulled right in…