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Around Town 10/6/2008

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LIBRARIES All Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations will be closed for Staff Development Day on Monday, Oct. 13 and will resume regular pubic service hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14. For more information, call (704) 868-2164 or visit www.glrl.lib.nc.us. CANDIDATES EVENT The Coalition of Churches will sponsor Meet the Candidates 6:30 p.m.…

Grace under pressure at Sunshine

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Sunshine Learning Center is almost always a pretty happy place. The children at Karen Canipe’s family child care home, located on Maiden Highway in Lincolnton, can usually be found learning, playing or dancing to the songs of Hannah Montana. But on Aug. 25, Canipe and her charges experienced something that…

Quilts and history: All in one weekend

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Cherryville residents are gearing up for the first-ever Cherryville Quilt Show and Historical Weekend. “We’re very excited to start this event and hope that a lot of people come to the show and take advantage of all that Cherryville has to offer,” Paulette Sewell-Gibson, owner of the Ladybug Emporium, said.…

61-year hobby is productive effort

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It all started in 1947 with a Bible featuring a chart for seven generations of family. For genealogist Lorena Eaker, 81, it has turned into a 61-year hobby that has resulted in four books. “We got curious about those seven generations, and we started working on them,” Eaker said. She…

Program can help Medicare decisions

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Choosing the appropriate Medicare Prescription Drug Program can be taxing, but Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteers are here to help. “Depending on what medication you’re taking, you can look at the different plans and choose what’s suitable for your pocketbook,” Melinda Houser, an agent with Lincoln County Cooperative Extension,…

Lincoln relaxes watering rules

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Due to ongoing water conservation efforts by Lincoln County water customers and the slowly improving drought conditions in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, water use restrictions in Lincoln County have been relaxed to allow outside water use two days per week through the month of November. This means watering of lawns,…

Hip-hop explodes at dance studio

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Dancer Jackson Alvarez has stepped up to success in a big way as a touring member of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Alvarez, a hip-hop instructor for Star Struck Studios, located at 5505 N.C. 150 E., has been inspired by the thumping beat of hip-hop since he was a child.…

Community Activities

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CHICKEN PIE SUPPER New Vision Child Development Center (of New Vision Ministries) will have a chicken pie supper 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the daycare building. The fundraiser will benefit the daycare. Cost is $6 per plate, and plates include chicken pie, green beans, slaw, roll, tea…

Peak Fitness awards runners

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Peak Fitness hasn’t opened the doors to its Lincolnton location yet, but General Manager Steven Jolly has already found a way to get involved in the community. He gave away two gift certificates to the fitness center – each valued at $300 – to the top male and female runners…

Church Briefs

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CRUISE-IN The first Ken Connor Memorial Cruise-In for Christ will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church in Denver. Donations and profits will benefit the Ken Connor Memorial Fund for the education of Justin and Cayce Connor. Cars 25 years old and older are welcome.…