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Around Town 4/1/2009

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QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from 10 a.m. until noon today in the Senior Center at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 S. Aspen St. Joyce Reid will present a program on Felting and Embellishments. Guild members will also meet April 15 to work on…

Economy is still golden for one Denver merchant

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While some businesses are struggling to survive in this economy, Raeia Lail says business is booming for companies buying gold. Lail, who co-owns the Gold and Silver Assay Company, expanded into Denver to open its second location in November 2008. The business, located at 278-C N.C. 16 in Denver, previously…

Derby winners

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N.C. 16 next leg on target for opening

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The next leg of the new N.C. 16 up to Optimist Club Road remains on track to open by July 24, according to engineers with the construction firm overseeing the nearly $30 million highway project. “It’s an aggressive schedule, but we feel comfortable with it,” Bobby Eaves, construction manager for…

Lowesville church plans new sanctuary

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After 150 years of offering spiritual shelter, Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville will soon have a new sanctuary to help in that mission. The church off N.C. 16 in southeastern Lincoln County is launching a capital campaign this month to support a $1.8 million building and renovation project…

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SPRING REVIVAL Piney Grove Baptist Church will have a Spring Revival 7 p.m. this evening and Tuesday. The Rev. Marcus will at tonight’s service and the Rev. Jimmy Buress will speak Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to attend. REVIVAL Bethel Baptist Church will have a revival 7 p.m. this evening through…

50th Anniversary

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Dedicated Volunteers

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Teen dies as police give chase

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A teen who formerly lived in Lincolnton was killed Tuesday when her vehicle crashed into a vacant building following a police chase in Cherryville. Brooklyn Pasean Anderson, 19, 216 Heather Lane, Cherryville, formerly of 1413 Rhodes Rhyne Road, Lincolnton, was a graduate of Lincolnton High School, family members said. Cherryville…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Chad Ray Humphreys Wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony breaking and entering…