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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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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…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS School candidate forum The East Lincoln Betterment Association is hosting an election forum for school board candidates 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road in Denver. Call (704) 489-0011. Absentee voting The Lincoln County Board of Elections is distributing absentee voting forms until…

Accident, recovery has role in Johnson’s bid

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ALLYSON LEVINE Staff Writer A lot of people have heard about the accident that caused North Carolina 10th Congressional District Democratic candidate Daniel Johnson to lose both of his legs below the knee. Andre Patterson, a Lincolnton native, was there. Patterson, a 1992 graduate of Lincolnton High School who now…

Chamber directors report UDO concerns are reduced

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Members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are closer to being on board with the proposed Unified Development Ordinance after meeting last week with members of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors and Lincoln County Homebuilders Association. “It was an extremely positive meeting,” Ken Morris told…

NAACP’s scholarship event is Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge

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The public is invited to the Sam and Annie Biggers Educational Scholarship Banquet on Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club at 7322 Kidville Road in Denver. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Formal dress is optional. Proceeds go to the…

Lincoln has new strategy for animals

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East Lincoln County residents could be key in a new strategy to encourage adoption of more dogs and cats from the county’s burgeoning animal shelter. Using the network of volunteers formed in the wake of the largest animal seizure operation in county history, Animal Services officials last weekend held a…

Question Of The Week

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“How much impact do you think the Wells Fargo takeover of Wachovia and drop in earnings for Bank of America could have on east Lincoln County?” Rick Dermott, Denver: “I don’t think it will have too much impact. Wells Fargo doesn’t have a huge presence in the eastern United States.…

Around Town 10/15/2008

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POWELL REUNION The Powell family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. TUPPERWARE PARTY The women of Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church will have a fundraising Tupperware party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the church fellowship hall at 1462 Leonards Fork…