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New Iron Station pastor has community on his mind

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The Rev. Ray Davis has only been at Iron Station Church of God since July, but he’s already looking to make an impact in the community. “You have to think community,” Davis said. “That’s what the good Lord did. That’s what Jesus did.” Originally from Texas, Davis says he lived…

Around Town 9/5/2008

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HOMECOMING Homecoming is Sunday at Redemption Outreach Center, 700 Lithia Inn Road, Lincolnton. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. The Mills Family Singers will perform at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. DEMOCRATIC MEN The Democratic Men’s Club of Lincoln County will meet 8 a.m. Saturday at the party headquarters, located…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. CHRISTIAN SINGLES The Christian Singles…

Freedom Farm Soaps offers ‘skin candy’ to customers

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What started out with one goat has ended up as an excellent-smelling livelihood for one Maiden couple. “She had a lot more milk than we had things to do with,” Jeanette Reed, co-owner of Freedom Farm Soaps, said of the first goat she and her husband bought 12 years ago.…

Violin lessons available

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The sweet and not-so-sweet sounds of children playing violin will soon fill First Methodist Church in downtown Lincolnton. An instructor from the Hickory School of the Arts will be teaching violin using the Suzuki technique Fridays beginning Sept. 12. “I knew that they had a satellite office in Morganton, so…

Thousands expected at Grape Stomp Festival

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Grapes will be stomped come rain or shine Saturday at WoodMill Winery in Vale. “We’re hoping it won’t rain,” Larry Cagle, the winery’s owner, said. “I don’t know what else we can do.” If the weather cooperates, Cagle estimates 6,000 to 8,000 people will attend the event. “Everybody’s wanting to…

Crafters of all ages enjoy rubber stamping

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The art of rubber stamping will be taught at the Lincoln County Senior Center beginning Monday night. “People use it for a lot of things – anything from stationary to cards, scrapbooking,” said Judy Hoell, the class instructor. “You can even rubber stamp your walls. You can rubber stamp your…

Miss Denver Pageant postponed

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The annual Miss Denver Pageant scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed to October 25. “Everything is exactly the same, the times, dates and location, but it’s just now on Oct. 25,” executive director of the pageant, Wendy Galle, said Thursday. “It was for some personal reasons we had to…

Exhibit features variety of pottery

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County’s annual Catawba Valley Pottery Exhibit is now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “We have works from contemporary to wood-fired on display, functional to non-functional,” said Gary Lee, president of the council. “There’s a very broad range of styles and shapes and colors.”…

Donors Choose helps teachers with supplies

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The school year has started and educators are looking for ways to get the supplies they need without breaking the bank. Through DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers can submit proposals for much-needed classroom materials. These projects are funded through the generosity of others. Donors Choose was started by social studies teacher,…