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Church readies centennial celebration

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In a time before electricity, cars, telephones or radios, the story of a church began. It started at the old signboard school house at Old Plank and Vesuvius Furnace roads. It was a mission started by the Rev. Phillip W. Bangle, pastor of Mountain View Church, to hold a summer…

Around Town 8/17/2005

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DOG CLASSES First Class Kennel in Dallas is taking reservations for Basic Obedience classes and Puppy Kindergarten. All breeds and ages are welcome. Classes are Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 in the evenings. Call for more information, (704) 922-1551. AUDITIONS The Lincoln Arts Council and the Cherryville Little Theater will…

‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’ to be performed in Lincolnton

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The gospel musical “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” will have an encore performance at the James W. Warren Citizens Center this Saturday. “This time it’s for soul purposes,” said Ivey Robinson, the show’s creator. “We’re out to win souls. There’s no other way around.” The play was first performed in…

Around Town 8/15/2005

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TOWN HALL MEETING A Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Commissioners Room at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. NETWORKING LUNCHEON The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will have a networking luncheon on Wednesday at First Baptist Church at…

Ribbon cut for grand opening of Crate & Barrel distribution center

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Crate & Barrel cut the ribbon and opened it’s distribution center in the Lincoln County Industrial Park Thursday. The 210,476-square-foot building sits on 16 acres of land in the park. The company and the Keith Corporation, who developed the facility will invest over $8.7 million in the center. It will…

Done in His name

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Reaches Eagle rank

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Local 4-H’ers announced state winners

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Lincoln County 4-H’ers traveled to Raleigh recently to attend 4-H State Congress. Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for a week of activity. This year’s Congress was July 18-22. Casey Snyder, 18, son…

Crouse woman deals with illness, counts her blessings

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CROUSE – Myofaschal, an illness that causes chronic pain, keeps Derice Falls at home most days, but it hasn’t stopped her from enjoying life. “I do keep busy,” she said. “I’m amazed that I’m not bored.” Falls, a Methodist minister’s wife, has always led an active life – visiting the…

After reigning a year, Apple Queen prepares to step down

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In order to become the 2004 Apple Queen, Kristin Kinney had to slip out of her jeans and T-shirt and into something a little less comfortable. “If you know me, I’m not really the beauty pageant type of girl,” the 20-year-old Appalachian State University student said. Last year’s pageant was…