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Around Town 12/28/2007

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CONFERENCE The Shepherd’s Heart Outreach Center will sponsor the Women’s Conference Premiere 2008 at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. on Jan. 5 in the Northstate Conference Room on the third floor of the Comfort Inn, East Main Street, Lincolnton. The conference’s theme will be “Praise is THE…

Hof Textiles has expansion plans

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From Zetafelt to Zetatherm, a local company makes non-woven fabrics that can be found in almost every vehicle. In 1992, Hof Textiles began production of non-woven fabrics for automotive and apparel applications at the Indian Creek Industrial Park. “Non-woven fabrics have a huge variety of technical properties,” Dr. Lothar Hackler,…

Ministry offers meal

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Benefit game aids Virginia Tech

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Many people around the country were touched by the events of April 16, 2007, when a gunman opened fire on the campus of Virginia Tech, killing 32 people before turning the gun on himself. Yet for some, the Virginia Tech massacre hit a little closer to home. J.T. Spanos, who…

Optimists set essay contest

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The East Lincoln Optimist Club invites Denver-area students to participate in an essay scholarship contest that could award up to $6,000 in college scholarships. Participants must elaborate on the topic “Today’s Choices Shape My Future.” The top three writers selected by three East Lincoln community members will be given medallions.…

50th Reunion

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Around Town 12/24/2007

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CHRISTMAS SERVICE A drop-in Christmas Eve communion service will be tonight beginning at 9:30 p.m. at Crouse United Methodist Church, Old N.C. 150, Crouse. All are invited. For more information, call (704) 735-8629. NEW YEAR’S PARTY Holy Spirit Catholic Church will host a New Year’s Eve Party at 8 p.m.…

Lawing household has special furniture

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A lot of the furniture in Tony and Margaret Lawing’s Lincoln County home is special. It didn’t come from a furniture store, or even an antique store. It came from Tony Lawing’s workshop. “It’s just an interest,” said Lawing of the hobby that has filled up his house with handcrafted…

Dresses sewn with skill, love

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Mary Keener, 87, knows the joy of a well-made dress. As a child, she sewed garments for her dolls, and when she was 15, she declared she wanted to make a dress for herself. Her mother forbade her, but Keener did it anyway. From there, Keener was hooked. Not only…

105th birthday

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Sallie Mae Parker’s 105th birthday was celebrated with a party Wednesday at the Brian Center in Lincolnton. Above, she reads a card given to her by her nephew. Left, she plays Chinese Checkers with her sister, Paulene Turner, who visits her every day. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…