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Around Town 10/10/2008

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LIBRARIES All Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations will be closed for Staff Development Day Monday and will resume regular public service hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14. For more information, call (704) 868-2164 or visit www.glrl.lib.nc.us. ANTHONY REUNION The Anthony family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church,…

Candidates talk against partisanship

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In order to improve our local schools and economy, Lincoln County’s leaders and citizens must get rid of their east versus west, Republican versus Democrat mentality. That was the message from several of the candidates on hand at the Coalition of Churches’ Meet the Candidates event, held Wednesday night at…

Students study Palin’s hair

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Students at the School of Cosmetology in Lincolnton now know the secrets behind Sarah Palin’s famous updo. “It’s history,” Sandy Taylor, cosmetology instructor, said of Palin’s hair. “This will affect my students because they’ll have to know this hair style.” Students observed how to build the base of the style…

Animal adoption event on Saturday

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The Lincoln County Animal Shelter is holding an animal adoption event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in eastern Lincoln County. The event will be held at the R-Anell property off N.C. 16, next to Rock Springs Elementary School in Denver. If residents cannot attend, but are interested in…

Crop Walk raises money for hungry

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On Oct. 19, Lincoln County citizens will take to the streets to stop hunger. “We have everyone from babies in baby carriages being pushed to last year I know we had a 90-year-old walk,” Charles Stevens, chairman of the Crop Walk Committee, said. Registration for the Crop Walk begins at…

Mullis selected to head McCain faith group in N.C.

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Former Lincoln County Board of Commissioners candidate Clayton Mullis has been named chairman of North Carolinians of Faith for John McCain for Lincoln County. Mullis was contacted Tuesday by Gale Wilkins, director for North Carolina’s Victory ’08, a branch of the Republican National Committee. According to Mullis, his main duty…

Senior craft show looking for vendors

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Crafts created by Lincoln County senior citizens will be for sale Nov. 1 at Boger City United Methodist Church. Organizers of the Senior Citizens Fall Craft Show and Fair are still seeking vendors. “It has to be handmade,” Betty Jo Barger, an organizer, said of the crafts for sale. “We…

Store sells shabby chic furniture, antiques

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Laura Lefevre loves making old things new. “If it’s a beautiful antique, I’m not going to mess with it, but if the veneer’s coming off of it and refinishing it is not an option, then painting is a way to keep it from going in the landfill,” she said. Her…

St. Luke’s new rector feels right at home in Lincolnton

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The Rev. G. Miles Smith says he feels right at home as the new rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. “I like it. I like old,” he said. “I like being in town.” A Charlotte native and graduate of Duke University, Smith’s first day at St. Luke’s was…

Lincolnton a Preserve America Community

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