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Around Town 6/14/2010

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SUMMER READING Summer reading programs for children entering grades entering grades 1-12 will begin today and run through July 31 at all Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations. For more information, visit your local library or call 704-868-2164. PARTERSHIP MOVES The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties has moved to…

Church Activities

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MISSIONS BENEFIT Today, Fairview Baptist Church, located on Fairview Church Road in Lincolnton, will have a poor man’s supper from 4-8 p.m. Live gospel music will be from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. followed by a live jam session. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Faith at (704)…

Around Town 6/11/2010

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YARD SALE Liberty Tabernacle will have a yard sale and hot dog sale beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday at the Farm Bureau in Lincolnton. Proceeds will go to the building fund. BUFFET BREAKFAST Marvin Methodist Church at 2731 Startown Road will hold a buffet breakfast from 7 till 10 a.m.…

Fresh peaches now plentiful

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Peach season has started, and this year’s crop is practically perfect. “It’s outstanding, one of the best crops in several years” said Josh Crotts, farm manager of Knob Creek Orchard and Creamery in Lawndale. Harvesting has just started at the family farm, and trees will be producing peaches through September.…

Musical a first for guild

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“Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show” is unlike anything else the Lincoln Theatre Guild has ever produced. The musical centers around a young couple who find themselves surrounded by odd characters including Frank-N-Furter, a corset-wearing, mad doctor from the galaxy of Transylvania. “It’s basically about the loss of innocence,” said…

World War II veteran cuts hair, crusades for better VA dental coverage

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Jim Leatherman, 83, proudly wears a hat stating he’s a World War II veteran as he cuts hair at his barber shop on Academy Street in downtown Lincolnton. “There aren’t too many of us now,” Leatherman said. “I used to not wear anything like that, but now I’m letting people…

Top Relay For Life team

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Field fire

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Auction may decide Burton Creek’s fate

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Rudy Bauer would like to see something good happen to Burton Creek subdivision. The Denver residential development has been plagued with problems of coves filling in with mud and dirt. To make matters worse, Bauer said the undeveloped neighborhood is becoming a dumping ground for trash, debris and discarded furniture.…

Hobby molded into business for potter

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Al Tillis needed a hobby after his daughter, Eva, started high school. The former systems analyst and computer programmer decided to try pottery nine years ago. He built a studio and bought 500 pounds of clay and a pottery wheel. Purchasing the equipment to begin pottery, without knowing much about…