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Author encourages students to persevere

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Students at Love Memorial Elementary School heard tales of worlds inside walls, monsters in vents and giant, van-attacking bugs when author Michael Finklea visited Wednesday. “Everything becomes a story. That’s what I want you guys to remember. That’s why I love writing,” he said. Finklea is the author of, among…

Around Town 1/26/2009

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ECA PIE DAY Extension Community Association members and others will bring pies and serve to those who attend this event. Pie tasting begins at noon Tuesday in the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Pie recipe booklets, which includes the recipes of the pies being served, will be sold…

Guitar septet set to perform

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The Winston-Salem Guitar Septet will play everything from Brahms to the Beatles 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The septet has five guitars, one contrabass and one requinto, a small high-pitched guitar. It is led by Dr. Alan Hirsh, founder of the Piedmont Guitar Orchestra. “He had this…

59th Anniversary

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Around Town 1/23/2009

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ART STROLL The Art Stroll will be 5:30-9 p.m. this evening in Downtown Lincolnton. The event will feature the work of more than 70 professional and local artists at 15 locations throughout the town. The free event will feature live entertainment and complimentary refreshments at select locations. For more information,…

Ribbon cut

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Denver woman an Emmy winner, bridesmaid expert

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n EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathy Scott Rummage, 33, is known for her work as a journalist and bridal Web site entrepreneur. After starting her career in radio broadcasting in Winston-Salem, she headed to Asheville where she was a news anchor for an ABC affiliate. On September 11, 2001, Rummage was on…

Ex-Panther to speak at Salem Bapt.

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Former Carolina Panther and Mike Minter will speak Sunday at Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton. “He’s a great speaker — dynamic, good Christian testimony,” said the Rev. Andy Royals with Salem Baptist Church. Minter will speak at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and both services are open to the…

Man reports being struck and robbed in his home

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Authorities are on the lookout for two people accused of robbing a man Wednesday at his western Lincoln County home. The resident of a home in the 2000 block of N.C. 150 West told Sheriff’s Deputy R.L. Grant that two white males came to his residence, to look at some…

Rape added to charges against detainee

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A Cherryville man, recently indicted on fraud charges now faces allegations of rape. Randolph Alexander Watterson, 42, is accused of having sex with two juvenile girls on separate occasions, said Sgt. Chris Reynolds with the Gaston County Police Department. Watterson was indicted by a Gaston County grand jury earlier this…