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Vineyard erupting at restored Vesuvius

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Jay Thompson needed to meet his deadline. Thompson had to finish renovating Vesuvius Vineyards in time for his July wedding this year. It was the place he and his bride, Kristy Anne Kelly, had chosen to exchange their vows and host a reception for 230 guests. But the venue was…

Ministry fills book bags with school supplies

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East Lincoln Christian Ministry is stocking up on school supplies. The nonprofit organization is seeking donations for its annual Back to School program for children returning to school. Book bags are stuffed with supplies, including three-ring binders, paper, lead pencils, erasers, rulers and crayons or colored pencils. Some children receive…

Aaround Town

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold until Aug. 15 at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held…

Couple brings love of reading to Bookstop

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Reading has always been an important part of Sandy and Buddy Dobbins’ lives. The Lincolnton couple are avid fans of science fiction, fantasy and romance novels. Sandy Dobbins is a fan of authors Laurell K. Hamilton and L.J. Smith, while her husband enjoys reading Terry Brooks and R.A. Salvatore. Reading…

Gunshot fired into outbuilding

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Authorities are investigating a shooting after a man told deputies that someone had fired a gun into his outbuilding, while he was working inside. The incident occurred just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 5400 block of King Wilkinson Road, Sheriff’s spokesman Jon Mayhew said. The resident of the northeastern…

West Lincoln tomato grower cheated out of 2 truckloads

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Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of more than $15,000 in produce after a person, claiming to be from a trucking company, paid with a fraudulent check. The caller, who claimed to be a representative of a company in Myrtle Beach, S.C.,, requested two truck loads of tomatoes from the…

Two face drugs, weapons charges

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Two Iron Station men are facing criminal charges after drugs and weapons were allegedly found in the home of one of the suspects. Sheriff’s Deputy F.L. Runyon along with a probation officer went to the home of Chad Lamont Clark, 30, of 4018 N.C. 73, to conduct a search of…

Church Briefs

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BINGHAM MEMORIAL Bingham Memorial EMC will have their Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. this evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. CROWELL VBS Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, located on Killian Road in Lincolnton will have their Vacation Bible School, Camp E.D.G.E. from 6-8:30 p.m. tonight. Dinner will be from…

Around Town 7/31/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Today is the last day the Habitat For Humanity Home Restore, located at 803 E. Sycamore St., in Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat.” The store will be open until 4 p.m. today. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to…

Youth band creates bonds with bluegrass

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The members of the 2009 Catawba Valley Music Revival Youth Band may be young, but they appreciate good, old-fashioned tunes. “I like keeping it alive,” said Elizabeth Hollifield, 16, of Lawndale. “I think it’s good to listen to. It’s a pure feel unlike some of the other stuff today. It’s…