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Around Town 9/21/2007

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RED CROSS DINNER The American Red Cross is having a chicken dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Crouse Community Center. Half a chicken, baked beans cole slaw, dessert and tea will cost $8. Dine in or takeout is available. HOMECOMING Second Baptist Church, 201 Houser St.,…

Comedy pokes fun at the South

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s “Dearly Departed” has a cast of recognizable, southern characters. “It’s very cornbread and sweet tea,” said director Ryan Gurganious. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center and at 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be an additional performance…

Benefit planned for child

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Justin Owens, 10, wants to be a scientist when he grows up. He has three telescopes and four microscopes and loves to study the subject in school. “You can do cool experiments,” said the F.D. Jack Kiser Intermediate fifth-grader. According to his mother, when he goes to the beach he…

Skating, singing and softball set for Saturday

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Providence Baptist Church will host a block party Saturday full of singing, dancing, skateboarding and softball. “Everybody’s welcome,” said Debra Ransom, an organizer. “They can bring their skateboards.” The church, which is located at 1110 East Pine St. in Lincolnton, is teaming up with Hull’s Grove Baptist Church for the…

Ministry a friend to the elderly

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(This is the fourth story in an ongoing series celebrating the 30th anniversary of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County) The Nursing Home Ministry may not be Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s most well-known component, but those who benefit from it cherish it. “They just brighten up when someone goes into…

Handmade quilt won at festival

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Duke increases water restrictions

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Duke Energy is again ratcheting up restrictions on water use by lakeside residents. As water levels continue to drop due to the severe drought, Duke Energy officials announced Wednesday they are banning residents from pumping Lake Norman water entirely. Two weeks after Duke imposed the first-ever restrictions on the practice,…

Lincolnton Farmers’ Market gets home on West Water St.

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Officials selected a permanent home for the farmers’ market in Lincolnton. After several years of moving to different locations, the market will be built at its current location on West Water Street, west of the courthouse. “We tried a number of sites to make the market more visible, but obviously…

Denver man jet skis way to top rating

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Most people are probably happiest when their feet are on solid ground. Denver’s Brian Baldwin is not one of those people. A professional jet skier, Baldwin has managed to accomplish something most only dream of: making a career out of doing what he loves. His parents bought the Hendersonville native…

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ presentation to benefit new Sally’s YMCA

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On Friday and Saturday night, Grant Ewing’s normally tranquil backyard will transform into a Broadway theater for a special night dedicated to helping a very special cause. It’s the fourth year Ewing and his Verdict Ridge Backyard Players will perform for charity and the second year the proceeds will go…