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Remembering Pearl Harbor

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Most people know about the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the incident that officially drew the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. Yet there aren’t many people left who can say they were there to witness one of the darkest days in American history. Lincolnton resident…

Ellis, 34, selected as new chief for South Fork Fire Department

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The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department has a new chief and he is only 34-years-old. Rick Ellis, a Lincoln County native, has been a member of the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department for nine years. Ellis says that he was surprised that the board voted him to “fill out the…

‘Winter Wonderland’ fundraiser to help Literacy Council

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There was a time when the Lincoln County Literacy Council didn’t need to have fundraisers. But times have changed. “The only thing they did was one-on-one tutoring,” Executive Director Cristina Arlow said of the days before she came onboard nearly four years ago. The organization’s headquarters was in the basement…

Prom fashions on parade

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West Lincoln High School students are showing school spirit by participating in a fashion show. At 6 p.m. Saturday in the old gymnasium at West Lincoln, 10 junior and senior girls will model 10 designer formal dresses each. B&L Formal is providing all the dresses. All dresses modeled will be…

Sally’s Y site preservation is historic deal

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The preservation of 85 wooded acres near Denver will marry developers, environmental groups and the YMCA in a historic deal. The Clark family donated roughly half of 165 acres set for business park development to the Catawba Lands Conservancy in an agreement inked Dec. 27. The future site of Sally’s…

Environment, safety high on marine commissioner list

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He’s worked on the water all his life, but Sam Ausband Jr. said he is just beginning to find his sea legs in public service. Lincoln County commissioners Monday appointed the 58-year-old retired military officer and professional boater to the five-member Lake Norman Marine Commission. His appointment comes on the…

Around Town 1/9/2008

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MUFON MEETING The 64th meeting of the Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church, 401 E. Arrowood Road, Charlotte, in the fellowship hall. The first speaker will be Kathleen Marden, and the second speaker will be Dr. Michael O’Connell. All attendees are…

Spreading Joy

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History of trucking company

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The C Grier Beam Truck Museum, located at 111 North Mountain Street in Cherryville, pays homage to Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation. The museum displays the history of Carolina Freight as well as many rare trucks. Chris Dean / LTN Photos The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum has many trucks used…

Around Town 1/7/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College from now through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. ALTRUSA AWARD Completed nomination packets for the 2008 Altrusa Award of Excellence must be received by the Gaston College…