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School comedy has writing focus

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Iron Station Elementary School teachers dressed as pirates Friday for a comical performance to get their students excited about writing. With the state mandated fourth-grade writing test looming Tuesday, the students have been preparing for several weeks. The teachers’ pirate skit, “The Pirates of the Writing Treasure,” reviewed the components…

1930s-era engine links generations

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When Pate Jenks closed his western Lincoln County flour mill around the early 1930s, he pushed the steam engine that powered the mill into a well, where it was eventually buried. Last Wednesday, his great-great-grandsons dug it up. According to Bobby Jenks, who, along with his cousin Chuck, uncovered the…

Mount Anderson pastor heeded the call at age 38

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Rev. Donald Cline isn’t someone who always knew he’d enter the ministry. He was 38 years old and a supervisor at Cochrane Furniture when he felt the call. “I actually felt God’s call to the ministry later on in life,” said Cline, a Lincolnton native and the pastor of Mount…

Mullis files to run for commissioner

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Clayton Mullis of Crouse became the eighth Republican to file to run for commissioner Thursday. “There are people’s voices that are not being heard,” he said. “… I intend to speak to every individual who wants to speak to me.” Valerie Frady at the Lincoln County Board of Elections office…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…

UW accepts used prom dresses to give to teens

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Women holding on to their slightly-used, now-useless prom dresses have a chance to give them to a new home – the United Way of Lincoln County. “Mothers and grandmothers go out and spend lots of money on the gowns, and they just hang in the closet,” said Cathy Davis, executive…

Church Briefs

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REVIVAL Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 East, will have revival at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. March 3 and 4. The Rev. Gary Scoggins from Second Baptist Church in Kannapolis will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. BLESSING OF BIKES Lincolnton Church…

Interim manager ready to step down

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Interim county manager Michael Talbert has enjoyed his last week in official capacity, but he is ready to pass the torch. Although he will be in the office Monday to help new County Manager George Wood transition, Talbert’s last official day is today. “I’ve had a great time,” Talbert said.…

Around Town 2/29/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. ALTRUSA AWARD Completed nomination packets for the 2008 Altrusa Award of Excellence must be received by the Gaston College Foundation office…

Realtors Honored

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