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Around Town 4/9/2007

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KID’S KINGDOM CAMP Enrollment is open for Kid’s Kingdom, a resident camp sponsored by the Gastonia District of the United Methodist Church. The camp is open to rising second grade through sixth grade children. Located at Camp Loy White in Casar, the camp emphasizes community and aims to help kids…

The one that didn`t get away

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Crucifixion re-enactment

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On Good Friday, the Hispanic community of St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church re-enacted “Via Crucis” (“The Way of the Cross”). The re-enactment is a tradition in many Latin American countries. Several stations of the cross are key elements. (Above), Jesus, as portrayed by Alberto Torres, carries the cross to one station…

‘Boot-scoot beauty’ has ’em lining up — line dancing, that is

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Every Friday night, Shirley Barrett-Howell, a teaching assistant at G.E. Massey Elementary School, moonlights as a dance teacher at the Frontier Country Club in Gastonia. Instead of teaching youngsters how to line up quietly in the hallway, Barrett-Howell spends her Friday evenings teaching grown-ups the finer points of line dancing.…

A challenging responsibility

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When Sherry Hamrick joined the Air National Guard 25 years ago, the world was a very different place. It was peacetime, and Katrina was just a girl’s name. In her years in the Guard, Hamrick, a colonel, has seen a lot of changes. Hamrick joined the Air National Guard after…

Parents soon to be able to pay, monitor school lunch bill online

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Starting next week, Lincoln County parents will have a new way to monitor what their children are spending their lunch money on. The school district will begin using automated school lunch accounts through an online prepay program. “The reason we have decided to do this is we have had lots…

City taps new attorney

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City council members appointed T.J Wilson as city attorney to replace former attorney Dan Barefoot during Thursday’s meeting. Barefoot, who resigned, served nearly 10 years on the board after he was appointed in December 1997, according to city manager Jeff Emory. Wilson’s salary is $12,500 a year, which was set…