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Fundraiser to benefit schoolhouse restoration

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Bargain hunters, architectural enthusiasts, and history buffs will all find gratification at Landers Chapel Methodist Church this weekend. A fundraiser for a schoolhouse restoration will begin at 7 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Saturday at 1205 Long Shoals Rd. Participants can buy items donated for the yard sale, eat…

Pair has passion for tough job

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The job title says it all – home based family services social worker. Christy Ard and Shelley Caldwell spend their time working closely with children and their families, often in their homes. Their goal is to prevent discipline problems at school, truancy and run-ins with the law. “You spend a…

Around Town 10/5/2007

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HOMECOMING First Christian Church, 735 Buffalo Shoals Road, will have homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. Please bring a covered dish item. Everyone is welcome. YARD SALE/FISH FRY Women Ministries of Reconciliation will sponsor the second annual Fall Yard Sale/Fish Fry beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at 445 Rhodes St., Lincolnton.…

Bikers visit country’s corners

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After traveling 18 days to all four corners of the United States, Barney Powell celebrated his 50th birthday by arriving safely at his west Lincoln home where he was surrounded by family. “I cry when I’m happy, and I cry when I’m sad, and I couldn’t do nothing but cry,”…

Around Town 10/3/2007

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HOMECOMING Heavenly View Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1000 Shady Retreat Lane in Iron Station, will hold homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dinner will follow the service. Zion Hill Singers will be performing. 150th ANNIVERSARY Mount Zion Baptist Church of Cherryville will celebrate its 150th anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday. Former…

Blackburn reunion

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98th Birthday

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East Lincoln Band wins top honors

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The East Lincoln High School Mustang Band brought home multiple awards, including two Grand Championships, from the 26th Annual Albemarle Showcase of Bands Saturday. Although East Lincoln’s band is officially classified as a AAA band, they competed in the AAAA/AAAAA division to “heighten the challenge,” director Dustin Stamey said. The…

Number of dog attacks have declined in Lincoln County

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The number of dog attacks in Lincoln County has held steady and even declined in recent years, despite significant population growth. According to a review of internal records by animal control officials, there were 21 fewer instances from 2004 to 2006, down from 172 to 151. In 2005, 165 attacks…