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Law charts new course for N.C. boating safety

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A new law that became effective May 1 is cracking down on boating safety in North Carolina. Anyone under age 26 is required to complete a boater safety education course to operate a vessel with a motor of 10 horsepower or more. Mark Loftin and Steven Simpson, both of the…

SWAT paintball team for God

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Two church buddies are hoping to spread the word of God through the formation of a paintball team. Will Walker and Charles Whitley Jr., both of Denver, are looking for youth and adults to join SWAT Paintball, which they started last month. So far, the team has about six or…

Music Box Studio offers area musicians place to make records

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Aspiring musicians now have a place to live out their dreams in Denver. Randy Cooke and Tim Gillespie have opened Music Box Studio, a commercial recording studio. The partners, both of the Denver area, offer singing and guitar lessons and audio and video recordings. “There are a lot of musicians…

Around Town 6/16/2010

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OFFICE MOVES The North Carolina Division of Forestry Office in Lincolnton will be moving to 1305 Receiving Home Court in Dallas. Forest Ranger Elizabeth Snyder can be reached by calling (704) 922-0719 or by mailing Post Office Box 35 in Dallas. PARTNERSHIP MOVES The Partnership for Children of Lincoln &…

Parent company names Brian Center its best for third straight year

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For a third consecutive year, the Brian Center Health & Retirement has earned the Blue Ribbon award, beating 185 other health care facilities in the United States owned by Sava Senior Care. The Brian Center of Lincolnton was presented the honor for 2009, along with $120,000 last month. The facility…

Allied Health alumni

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50th anniversary

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Hutchins, Black Engagement

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Erica Diane Hutchins and Bryan James Black announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Erica is the daughter of Neil and Diane Hutchins of Lincolnton. She is a 2002 graduate of West Lincoln High School and a 2006 graduate of UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Grades Education.…

Church converts fish camp into sanctuary

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Fox’s Fish Camp, once home to fried fish, is now a worshipping center for Temple Baptist Church. Temple Baptist moved into the old restaurant at 3115 Highway 27 East two months ago. Renovations are still being done to turn the building into a church. So far, church members have painted…

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…