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Around Town 9/5/2008

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HOMECOMING Homecoming is Sunday at Redemption Outreach Center, 700 Lithia Inn Road, Lincolnton. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. The Mills Family Singers will perform at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. DEMOCRATIC MEN The Democratic Men’s Club of Lincoln County will meet 8 a.m. Saturday at the party headquarters, located…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. CHRISTIAN SINGLES The Christian Singles…

Freedom Farm Soaps offers ‘skin candy’ to customers

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What started out with one goat has ended up as an excellent-smelling livelihood for one Maiden couple. “She had a lot more milk than we had things to do with,” Jeanette Reed, co-owner of Freedom Farm Soaps, said of the first goat she and her husband bought 12 years ago.…

Violin lessons available

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The sweet and not-so-sweet sounds of children playing violin will soon fill First Methodist Church in downtown Lincolnton. An instructor from the Hickory School of the Arts will be teaching violin using the Suzuki technique Fridays beginning Sept. 12. “I knew that they had a satellite office in Morganton, so…

Thousands expected at Grape Stomp Festival

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Grapes will be stomped come rain or shine Saturday at WoodMill Winery in Vale. “We’re hoping it won’t rain,” Larry Cagle, the winery’s owner, said. “I don’t know what else we can do.” If the weather cooperates, Cagle estimates 6,000 to 8,000 people will attend the event. “Everybody’s wanting to…

Question of the Week

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“Do you think roundabouts would work well at certain intersections along N.C. 16?” Juli Thomas, Denver: “I don’t like roundabouts. They’re confusing. I’m from Virginia and I hadn’t really heard of them until I came down here.” Joe Gallagher, Denver: “I think they are a good idea. They have a…

Coming Up

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n Charlene Travis benefit: Come out for some barbecue and a good cause on Sept 12. Support Denver resident Charlene Travis and her family as she awaits a liver transplant. Bring your appetite and $8 starting at 11 a.m. at the Denver Masonic Lodge on St. James Church Road in…

Around Town 9/3/2008

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DINNER, DANCE The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is presenting a dinner and dance featuring musician Les Marple. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Cover charge is $5. Bring a covered dish. Beverages…

American cuisine featured

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Midtown Sundries, a full-service restaurant specializing in American cuisine, served its first customers Tuesday in Denver. “We’re a family owned and operated business,” Pierce Moore, co-owner of the Denver location said. “The first restaurant was opened by my parents, Nancy and Luke Caudle in 1991.” Now, with locations in Charlotte…

Exhibit features variety of pottery

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County’s annual Catawba Valley Pottery Exhibit is now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “We have works from contemporary to wood-fired on display, functional to non-functional,” said Gary Lee, president of the council. “There’s a very broad range of styles and shapes and colors.”…