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Around Town 6/6/2008

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ANTIQUE CAR EVENT The Freedom Road Rally touring group can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, 111 N. Mountain St., Cherryville. This annual antique car touring event will start and end in Charlotte and will cover roughly 1,200 miles. Participants…

Summer reading kicks off

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Staff at the Charles R. Jonas Library have a few tricks up their sleeves that will keep children reading this summer. “There is no reason for any child not to sign up for our program because every child in the county can afford free,” said Stephanie Osborne, library associate. The…

Murder mystery premieres

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British accents filled the Lincoln Cultural Center’s auditorium Tuesday as actors rehearsed for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “And Then There Were None.” “It think it is going to do very well,” Annie Bailey, a cast member, said. “This production is more over the top than most.” The play…

Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant celebrates long history

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The Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant is celebrating its 30th birthday this year and organizers are hoping a few good young women will come out to compete. “Every year it just gets better and better,” said Rhonda Hunter, president of the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women, which sponsors the pageant.…

St. Luke`s experiences a renaissance

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The members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton have put their artistic ability on display at the insistence of their reverend. “I knew what kind of talent was here, and I decided before I left I would like to have an all-parish show,” said the Rev. John Southern. There…

Iron Station couple pushes fellowship for Christian singles

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Kevin and Christine Pitts are happily married. Yet they still run the Christian singles group Kevin helped found in February 2004. It’s called SALT Singles, and it’s about more than just finding a mate. “One of the main things is knowing it’s OK to be single,” Christine said. The Pittses…

Lincoln’s youngest philanthropist?

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Most 6-year-olds probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how they can make the world a better place. John Ari isn’t your typical 6-year-old. “When he meets you he will shake your hand and say, ‘Pleased to meet you,’” Hilmi Ari, John’s father said. And it seems the…

School’s club for running gains speed

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A new club at Catawba Springs Elementary has had a running start – and not just figuratively. In March, fourth-grade teacher Mari Fisher began Catawba Springs’ Running Club. Students met twice a week for about 45 minutes after school. During their meetings, Fisher said the children ran “anywhere from one…

Two Lincolnton men face charges in gasoline theft

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Two Lincolnton men were arrested May 29 and accused of stealing gasoline from a local business. Chad Aron Williams, 28, and Johnny Lee Heafner, 28, both of Lincolnton, are “accused of pumping $28 worth of gas at the Country Store” on N.C. 150 before they fled the scene, said Larry…

Living Ladies Ministry helps others

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The Living Ladies Ministry is an organization dedicated to helping those in need. “We basically are a ministry that reaches out to people in hard times,” said Dana Gasperson, founder and executive director of the non-profit group. Gasperson says the group provides Bible-based counseling, does benevolence work and simply offers…