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Around Town 5/16/2008

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TOWN OF MAIDEN The Town of Maiden will celebrate its 125th year of establishment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Maiden. There will be food, games, a costume contest, and entertainment. Bring your own chair and come enjoy the afternoon. SCHOOL REUNION The Harden School Reunion will…

Young girl stays strong

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In a lot of ways, Morgan Silver is a typical 9-year-old girl. She likes sleepovers, art, shopping and playing outdoors. “She would play in the woods every day, all day,” said her mother, Nikki McNeely Silver. But there is one serious way in which Morgan is not a typical child…

Women’s Ministries of Reconciliation conference planned

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Big things are expected from those who attend Women in Pursuit this weekend, a conference organized by the Women’s Ministries of Reconciliation. “Life changing experience for women – it has to be life changing,” said Joanne McSwain, founder of the Women’s Ministry of Reconciliation, on her expectations. Women in Pursuit…

LCCA seeks members

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The Lincoln County Concert Association has announced a season line-up that includes guitarists, a cellist, comedians and Siberians playing glass. “They’re great artists,” said Rosemary Hubbard, co-publicity chair for the organization. The 2008-09 season doesn’t kick off until September, but the organization’s membership drive is in full gear. Memberships range…

50th anniversary

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Church rising from ashes of last year’s tragic blaze

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A new Lincolnton Church of God is being built on the ashes of its former self, and this time, it will be fireproof. “If I could find fire-proof pews, I’d probably get them,” said the Rev. Richard King Sr. “I don’t ever want to go through that again. It’s horrible.”…

Tobacco-less policy in Lincoln schools begins on July 1

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The 100 Percent Tobacco Free policy Lincoln County Schools recently adopted will go into effect July 1. Although schools have discouraged the use of tobacco on campus for years, teachers have been allowed cigarette breaks, and those of legal age have been allowed to smoke at outdoor extra-curricular events, like…

Two men charged in theft from trailers

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Authorities arrested two people in connection with the larceny of 302 cabinets and sinks from two RSI tractor trailers. Manuel Salgado, 43, Maiden, is charged with two felony counts of larceny and one count of possession of stolen goods. Authorities have also charged Bryner Alberto Hernandez-Chavez, 24, Lincolnton, with possession…

Engineer, DOT rep talk about N.C. 16, 73 changes

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Improvements should be coming to the busy N.C. 16-N.C. 73 intersection in Denver, says Dan Grissom, division construction engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Grissom and Jackie McSwain, another DOT representative, were guest speakers at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon, held May 7 at the…

Maiden to hold party for 125th

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An image of cake and presents may come to mind when hearing the word “birthday.” The Town of Maiden will celebrate its 125th year of establishment Saturday with not your usual party. The birthday celebration will include food, games, music, and a vintage costume contest, said Jeremy Stiles, chairman for…