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Barn fire creates traffic problems in Catawba Co.

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A early morning fire in Catawba County tied up traffic Tuesday near Maiden. Catawba County Fire Inspector, Jason Boggs, said the fire started just after midnight at the intersection of Buffalo Shoals Road and Little Mountain Road. Bandys Volunteer Fire Department along with four other departments, battled the blaze at…

Coach builds teams, character

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Strewn across the wooden shelves and unkempt desk of East Lincoln High School head football coach Mike Byus are photographs of teenagers, helmets off, clad in shoulder pads and nylon uniforms. Their expressions vary; their hair styles span 25 years and the team colors donned are from six different schools…

Second community tree being lit up in Denver

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Around east Lincoln County, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. In addition to the annual Christmas tree set up at Rock Springs Campground in Denver, residents for the first time have erected a second community tree at the intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73. Denver resident Maeneen…

Ribbon cutting

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Around Town 12/8/2008

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ROAD CLOSING Landers Chapel Road will be closed for a bridge replacement beginning today. A detour will be designated Gaston Webbs Road to Long Shoals Road. The project will take approximately six months to complete. CHRISTMAS PAGENT The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association will present the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant 5…

DARE Graduation

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Earlene Johnson (top photo) offered an inspirational presentation as the guest speaker at the 2008 DARE graduation Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Members of the Sheriff’s Office then passed out diplomas to students, including Cesar Rivera, a Kiser Intermediate School fifth-grader. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

4-H club introduces students to photography

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A new 4-H Club in Lincolnton is helping students discover their creative spirits through the magic of photography. The “Photographic Expeditions 4-H Club” meets at the Sunrise Community Center in Lincolnton twice monthly. Club leaders, Kevin F. James and Fran Senters, guide local students ranging in age from 5 to…

Around Town 12/5/2008

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GIFTS FOR CHILDREN The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host their annual “Gifts for Children” concert 7 p.m. tonight at Highland Free Will Baptist Church, 2742 Highland Drive, Lincolnton. The concert will feature a joint choir comprised of the sheriff’s office and Lincolnton Police Department. This event will raise money…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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CHURCH BAZAAR Zion Hill Baptist Church, 8173 Old N.C. 18, Lawndale, will have a bazaar 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The church will have breakfast, crafts, a yard sale, quilts, and baked and canned goods. For more information, call Joie Lovelace at (704) 538-9224. CRAFT AND BAKE SALE Crouse United…

New home for pottery studio

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Kimbrell Frazier has moved her pottery studio from Lincolnton’s downtown to the country, and she’s inviting the public to come visit her. “This is a nice change from being on Main Street for seven and half years,” Frazier said of her new studio, which is located at 2714 Union Church…