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Octoberfest loaded with fun

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Almost a decade ago, Vivian Carpenter, a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale, had an idea: She wanted the church to have an old-fashioned day of family fun. “I don’t know how I had this brainstorm,” Carpenter said. Carpenter, who was on the church’s Social Ministries Committee at…

Around Town 10/17/2008

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POWELL REUNION The Powell family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR The Stanley Lions Club will present its second annual Country Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 in the multipurpose room at Kiser Elementary School. At…

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. ADDICTION PROGRAM Reformers Unanimous, a…

Blum participates in Industry Appreciation Week

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Giving more in hard times

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At a time when many people are cutting back on how much they give to charity, the members of the Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild are increasing their efforts. “There’s so much more need out there now,” Sharonne Payne, vice president of the guild, said. “It’s good for everybody to give…

Crochet the focus of ECA workshop

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An Extension Community Association workshop devoted to crocheting dish cloths will be held 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the James W. Warren Citizens Center’s demonstration kitchen. “We’ve had people that made those, and they last forever,” Melinda Houser, an agent with the Cooperative Extension, said. “I mean, they’re just…

Night devoted to teen education

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The Lincoln County Partnership for Health hopes to empower teens and help them make smart decisions. Teen Empowerment Night will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln County Family YMCA’s gym. It is open to people between the ages of 12 and 16. “It’s going…

Gaston College professor wins art competition

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Greg Freeman, an art instructor at Gaston College, follows the advice he gives his students. “I tell them ‘Don’t be insulted if you don’t win because you never know what a judge will like that particular day,’” Freeman said. Luckily for Freeman, the judge of the Paul C. Rhyne Art…

Student makes loving donation

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Hill’s Chapel has story time on Wednesday

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There’s something new going on at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville, and it’s all about the kids. The church is having story time at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday, and organizer Kristen Edwards is hoping the event will end up drawing lots of little ones. “I put 200 fliers…