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High Shoals man set for trial in slaying of his girlfriend

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HIGH SHOALS (AP) — A High Shoals man charged with killing his girlfriend in their home two years ago while six children were inside is going to trial. The Gaston Gazette reports jury selection was set to begin this morning in the murder case against 33-year-old Lindsey Morgan. The High…

Symeon hopes Cafй brings people together

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Pete Symeon is hoping his new Lincolnton restaurant, City Cafй, becomes a place for families to gather. “The important thing is to establish my restaurant as a place people can come, be part of a family atmosphere, have quiet evening and have a really nice portioned meal,” he said. “I…

Big Dixie Boggers love seeking thrills

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Members of the Big Dixie Boggers enjoy a good mix of gasoline, adrenaline and mud. “It can be really dangerous,” said Chad Mackie of Iron Station, president of the club. “You don’t ever know what’s going to happen.” The club has around 50 members, who all love to ride in…

Sales set for Saturday

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Two local potters will have their work for sale this Saturday at the places they create them. Heafner Pottery will hold a Christmas sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a preview at 4 p.m. It is located at 170 Beagle Club Road in Cherryville. “Anybody can come,” said…

Carved pieces on display at Cultural Center

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Raine Middleton developed an interest in pottery young. “Like every other kid in west Lincoln, we made little pieces from the creek and let them dry,” she said. Her interest in art, however, did not last long into her childhood. “I decided in first grade I couldn’t draw,” she said.…

Beading workshop planned

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is hosting a seed beading class from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 19. The two-hour class will be taught by Kathryn Berkowitz of Lincolnton. “I’m hoping that a lot of people in Lincolnton will explore the craft and find out if they like it…

Denver church offers dramatic cantata

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Brad Dobson hopes people learn the true meaning of Christmas this year. Denver United Methodist Church will be performing its annual “Christmas Cantata” at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dobson, director of music ministries at the church, is incorporating traditional Christmas songs into the performance, but has also added…

Leadership Lincoln meets city leaders

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Church Briefs

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BREAKFAST BUFFET Marvin United Methodist Church, located on Startown Road, will have a breakfast buffet from 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the parsonage fund. CHRISTMAS MUSICAL The First Baptist Church, located in the 600 block of N. Lincoln St., in High Shoals, will present their Christmas musical, “Jesus, Our…

Around Town 12/11/2009

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ELFD DONATIONS The East Lincoln Fire Department is collecting money for children who are less fortunate in an area school. The firefighters would like to take the children Christmas shopping and out to dinner. Donations may be dropped off at the fire department, located on South Pilot Knob Road in…