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Around Town 7/14/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 8. The preschool will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language, a…

Red Cross officials tell of need for blood

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Blood inventory levels have dropped and American Red Cross officials said they are “unable to sufficiently meet the demand of local hospitals.” While there is a constant need for all blood types, donors with type O-positive, O-negative, A-positive and A-negative types are asked to donate immediately. Red Cross officials said…

Challenging the Congregation

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The Rev. Roy Byers, who pastors both Bethlehem and Bess Chapel United Methodist churches, says he isn’t afraid of heights. And considering his penchant for delivering sermons from church roofs, that’s a good thing. “It’s a good thing I’m not a wandering preacher,” Byers said. Byers, who chalks up his…

Arts Council announces September pottery show

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host a pottery show in September at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show will feature the work of potters in the Catawba Valley region, including a mix of contemporary and traditional pottery. The show is entitled “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” Each artist will…

Seminar planned for homeowners

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Lincoln County is looking to lend a hand to homeowners in danger of foreclosure by hosting a “housing 101” seminar July 29 and Aug. 2 in Lincolnton and Denver. A panel of housing and finance professionals will be on hand to give a presentation and answer questions for concerned homeowners.…

Hearing set on oncology center

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed Lincoln Radiology Oncology Center 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 125 at the Lincoln campus of Gaston College. Gaston Memorial Hospital and Radiation Oncology Centers of the Carolinas Inc. have announced plans to build…

65th Anniversary

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Around Town—Church Briefs

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MEN’S BASKETBALL Men’s basketball is held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays in the gym at New Life Baptist Church, 270 Car Farm Road, Lincolnton. There is also prayer and a devotion. There is no cost, and all men are welcome. REVIVAL Apostle Brooks and New Providence Full Gospel…

Around Town 7/11/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 8. The preschool will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language, a…

Rocking out with classic aerobics —Adult classes held in pool at Ross Park

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If you drive through the parking lot of Betty G. Ross Park on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, you may hear the sound of classic rock music pumping from the pool area. But it isn’t a party. It’s a water aerobics class. “I’ve been an instructor for three years,” Reylinda…