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Early apple festivities

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Maiden man is “slo-o-o-w as molasses”

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MAIDEN – Maiden resident Howard Goodson believes he’s made about 1,200 gallons of molasses over the past 40 years, yielding 30 gallons per year. “Nowadays, I only make molasses once per year,” he said, “and that yields about 18 gallons.” This past Saturday, Goodson, his three sons – Franky, Freddy…

The Rev. Morrie Lawing

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It is said that people are “called” to the ministry by God. If so, the Rev. Morrie Lawing is no exception to that rule. “I got introduced to the ministry while selling plumbing supplies in Greenville, S.C.,” said Lawing. His first experience with ministry came with Young Life, a non-denominational,…

He’s planting a church to harvest souls for Jesus

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Farmers plant crops with the hopes of reaping a large yield at harvest time. For Pastor Morrie Lawing, he’s hoping to plant a new church in Denver, where he’ll reap a large amount of souls for Christ. “I began planting my first church in Charlotte in 1996,” he said, “and…

Get a head start on Denver Days fun

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DENVER–While the Denver Days celebration doesn’t officially start until Friday, the amusement rides and games will be coming to the site of the Denver Days festival one day early. According to Jerry Earnest, President of Denver Days, the contract for Cole Amusements was for Thursday Sept. 29 to Saturday Oct.…

Lake Calendar

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CONCERT The Lake Norman Orchestra will be in concert Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church Parish Life Center. The program will feature patriotic, classical and pop selections. For more information call the Lake Norman Orchestra at (704)-664-8220. BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL J&J Entertainment presents the 5th annual…

Those are some tomatoes

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Around Town 9/26/2005

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BENEFIT A benefit sponsored by Fairview Baptist Church of Lincolnton will be held Saturday at Buffalo Shoals Club House. There will be a yard sale starting at 7 a.m.; sausage biscuits and baked goods will be sold. All proceeds will go towards the funeral expenses of Joe Armstrong. For information…

Stopping to smell the roses

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Since 1973, Bill Shull has been devoted to his rose bushes. The former farmer loves the beauty of roses and the joy of growing them. The flowers also offer another kick. “I like the competition,” Bill said. Bill and his wife, Sasis, have entered their roses in competitions for nearly…

Poets to convene at cafe

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The Witches’ Brew Cafй’s first poetry night will take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Owners Leigh Hewitt and Kym Miller have high hopes for the event, which will have featured poets and an open mic. “Poetry Night’s just going to infuse this place,” said Hewitt. The event will begin with…