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Around Town 6/27/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Grace Baptist Church in Newton will have Vacation Bible School June 27 through July 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly. The church theme is “jungle adventures discovering God’s love.” Grace Baptist Church is located at 1185 Little Road in Newton. For more information call (828) 464-7088. GASTON…

Incentive grants for two businesses approved

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Commissioners Monday night approved incentive grants to entice two existing industries into investing millions and deepening their roots in Lincoln County. B.R. Lee Industries, located on N.C. 16 in Denver, plans to invest $10.5 million in a new facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. Known as LeeBoy, the company…

Proud Graduates

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Art competition winners announced

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The Lincoln Regional Art Competition award winners were announced at the opening reception on June 17 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Winners were: First place: Brenda Beard Bostian for “Painting the Enchanted Forest,” second place: Renee Matthews for “Blazing Spirit” and third place: Amy Powell for “Light Cauldron.” Honorable mentions…

Debutantes presented at ball held in Shelby

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Fifty-nine young women from 18 area cities and towns were presented to society in the Junior Charity League of Shelby’s 60th Annual Debutante Ball on June 11. The weekend’s activities began Friday morning with a debutante registration and coffee at the home of the Judge and Mrs. James Morgan. Friday…

Thank You

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Roll Over

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Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine

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Before there was a train there was a tram

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In the early 1800s, the iron makers were having quite a bit of difficulty getting their products to market. David Smith knew of this problem. He and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Gottfried Arndt, were closely associated with many of these iron makers. David purchased a tract of land…

Discovery uncovers treasure trove of Lincolnton`s past

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Uncovering history can often be a matter of luck. Sometimes people notice a cave that leads to King Tut’s tomb or trip over a dinosaur bone. Billy Clippard Jr. recently had that luck of uncovering history through chance. The city recently condemned the old Crowell hospital. Ralph Carpenter had bought…