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Around Town 9/3/2010

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HAUNTED TRAIL The Humane Society of Lincoln County is seeking volunteers to help with a Haunted Trail fundraiser. Volunteers must be ages 17 or older. For more information, call (704) 732-9022 ext. 2. BLOOD DRIVE The American Red Cross will hold a “Give-A-Pint, Get-A-Pint,” blood drive from 2-6:30 p.m. today…

Glass business sees rapid expansion

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Billy West, and his wife, Mindy, opened Clear Vision Auto Glass earlier this year, but have now expanded their business onto a storefront in Lincolnton. West, a former building contractor, handles the vehi-cle work, while his wife, a nurse at the Cleveland County Health Department, takes care of the administra-tive…

Opening salon fulfills dream for Vee Jones

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Opening Vee’s House of Hair is a dream come true for Vee Jones. After working in the hair industry for 26 years, Vee opened her own salon in Lincolnton last month. “I do believe that it has been a gift the Lord has given me because I have been doing…

Riding for a cure

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Following an MS diagnosis, Tim Shain takes to the road Shortly after a trip to remote areas in Indonesia and Malaysia last fall, Lincolnton resident Tim Shain, experienced weakness in his right leg. At first he and his doctor thought it was the result of his training for a marathon.…

Homemade apple butter benefits community causes

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Creating homemade apple butter is not an easy task. Apples need to be cored, sliced, cooked, squeezed, spiced and canned. “It’s a lot of work,” said John Leatherman, a volunteer. Leatherman and his fellow apple butter producers have spent the week making 400 bottles of apple butter for the Senior…

Around Town 9/1/2010

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HAUNTED TRAIL The Humane Society of Lincoln County is seeking volunteers to help with a Haunted Trail fundraiser. Volunteers must be ages 17 or older. For more information, call (704) 732-9022 ext. 2. HINTON UMC REVIVAL Hinton United Methodist Church will hold revival services 7 p.m. tonight. The Rev. Walter…

Engagement: Goodson, Gaskins

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Mr. and Mrs. Allen Eugene Goodson of Lincolnton, N.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Nicole Goodson, to Harrison Keene Gaskins, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Keene Gaskins of Greenville, N.C. Jaime graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005…

Lincoln painter exhibiting in Dallas

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“Misc. Perspectives … A Work in Progress: Artwork by Jason Reynolds” will be on display Aug. 31 through Oct. 30 at the Gaston County Museum of Art and History Reynolds, a Lincoln County native, is currently enrolled in the arts program at Gaston College. In this exhibit, he uses a…

Bicycle trails need community use

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A portion of the bike trails at Sally’s Y are finished, but need to be used more often by the community. Keith Isenberg, owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate Shop, has spearheaded the efforts to build the six to eight miles of trail in Denver. About 2.5…

ELCM gives book bags to area students

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Shortly before school started this year, East Lincoln Christian Ministry handed out 305 book bags filled with school supplies. Last year, the Denver-based ministry gave out 242 book bags. BB&T, of Denver, purchased 45-60 book bags for the ministry. Judy Gibson, a volunteer with the ministry, coordinated the efforts. Book…