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Around Town 5/4/2007

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BLESSING OF THE VINES The second annual blessing of the vines at Woodmill Winery takes place 11 a.m. – noon Saturday, followed by the Muscadine Festival noon – 6 p.m. and spring fling dance 7 – 11 p.m. Admission free for festival. Tickets $25 couple for dance. Call to make…

Elevator going up at Trinity Lutheran

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The congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church, located on Reepsville Road in Vale, has been facing a dilemma for the past several years, a dilemma which will soon be solved thanks to a lot of planning and some fairly major construction. The majority of the church’s Sunday school classes are held…

A true and faithful servant of the people of Lincolnton

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When I was a young child back in the 1920s and 30s, the mail was delivered to our house by Evan Rudisill; all the city mail was delivered by just two carriers, Rudisill and Claude Warlick. Mr. Rudisill was not only a neighbor, but a close friend. In fact, in…

Relay ready, rain or shine

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(Editor’s note: This article previously appeared April 25. Read uplifting articles of survivors in the second section of today’s edition dedicated to Relay for Life.) The 2007 Lincolnton Relay for Life opens at 6 p.m. today at Lincolnton High School’s stadium and will include old favorites and new highlights. “Rain…

Around Town 5/2/2007

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BANK DAY The 2007 Relay for Life of Lincolnton Bank Day runs 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday at People’s Bank. Please pick up T-shirts and get information needed. Call Kindsay Greene (704) 929-8005. NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees meets 11:30…

Only east Lincoln groups at initial NCN meeting

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The zoning experience of Wal-Mart during parts of 2005 and 2006 have taught residents and government officials many lessons, the most important of which is the necessity of communication between county government and citizens regarding zoning at the county commission and planning board levels. Borne out of that experience is…

Financing increasing need for water in east Lincoln ever-growing concern

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On April 18, members of the East Lincoln Area Chamber (ELAC) met to discuss the possibility of consolidating the city and county water and sewer systems. Finding ways to finance the impending project – whether involving consolidation or not – was the main focus of the meeting, and guest speaker…

Denver Fire Department manpower, new facilities addressed in new budget

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A population increase, coupled with the simultaneous building of two new substations, has put the need for more personnel at the center of a proposed Denver Fire Department budget for 2007/08. The budget, already submitted to the Lincoln County Fire Marshal’s Office, represents a four percent operational increase according to…

Rodeo promises thrills, laughs and fireworks

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Clowns, cowboys and bulls – both mechanical and live – will be on hand for the 12th annual Stampede Rodeo in Vale. “It’s a good family event because it just takes you back to when times were simpler,” said Tommy Poovey, an organizer. “It gives you a look to the…

West Lincoln’s Cross Creek Cowboy Church a growing place for worship, fun, fellowship

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There’s a different kind of church in west Lincoln. It may not be a new idea, but Cross Creek Cowboy Church is the only one of its kind in the county. It all started when Bobby and Marta Truitt began their horseshoe ministry, handing out gospel tracts and horseshoes stamped…