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Around Town 5/23/2005

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BLOODMOBILE A bloodmobile will be at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call the Red Cross at 704-735-3500. McHENRY STAFF HOLDS OFFICE HOURS Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Lincolnton from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on…

Within the week

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It can be stinky, crusty and slimy. On occasion it becomes mushy, oozy and scaly. Every once in a while it even produces gunk. The body’s pretty gross, huh? That’s the reason the Discovery Place has named its new body works exhibit “Grossology: the (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.”…

Alexis post office exhibit keeps on growing

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In the spring of 200l, newly appointed Alexis Postmaster Dale Tate began collecting pictures of local area servicemen for display to promote the commemorative stamp “Honoring our Servicemen and Women.” Today this exhibit has grown from about 20 photographs to 76 photographs of Alexis area men and women in uniform.…

Bicycling groups take to the open road

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Sure bicyclists have great calf muscles and snazzy lycra shorts, but the sport’s real thrill is the ride. “The joys of bike riding have been expounded on by many poets and philosophers much greater than myself,” said Chafin Rhyne, owner of Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shoppe in downtown Lincolnton. That said, when…

Church faces financial woes

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New Life Christian Fellowship has found themselves with a dwindling membership, a $380,000 building and a financial crisis. “We believe we can build a church to the point that it’s self sustaining, but I don’t think that will happen quickly enough to save us from the bank,” said the Rev.…

Providing a space to start over

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There’s never a slow moment at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. There are always mouths to feed, families to help and to top it all off a $90,000 renovation to oversee. “We’re going to have total chaos for a couple of months,” said Susan Brymer, the executive director. The organization’s…

Cheerleaders take first place

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Boy comes to the rescue of elderly next-door neighbor

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Burly Gene Terres is like an adoptive grandparent to eight-year old Johnathan Carpenter. Carpenter would help the 74-year old mow grass, bush hog, rake leaves, paint, and cut down trees. Last Monday, Carpenter helped Terres with a different task — saving Terres’ life. Carpenter had come home from school that…

`A` is for apple, as in an apple for teacher and an Apple Queen for students

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2005 Apple Queen Kristen Kinney (center) greets a table of Lincoln County elementary students, part of a group of approximately 30, who were honored for being some of the top readers in their schools. Chris Dean / LTN Photo 2005 Apple Queen Kristen Kinney and Lincoln County School superintendent Jim…

Expansion in the works

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Hof Textiles Inc., a supplier to Toyota, Honda, BMW and Mercedes, will expand their industrial park facility in Lincolnton. The $2,700,000 expansion at the Indian Creek Industrial Park will include more machinery and equipment. The company will add a nonwoven production line. “The new expansion will allow us to produce…