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Future east Lincoln land growth topic of meetings

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County officials want residents’ input on the future of eastern Lincoln County land growth. Residents may attend several meetings with officials from county staff and Centralina Council of Government concerning prospective growth. “Since plans have been identified by the steering committee, it’s a chance for the residents in those areas…

Connections bring dentist to Denver

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Connections are something that have literally moved Dr. Dan Carson. It was a connection to friends in Memphis, Tenn., that moved the dentist and his family to the South. And it was an Internet connection that hooked the dentist up with a practice in Denver sight unseen. Sitting in his…

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…

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.…

Students get head start on spring style

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The students at Head Start in Lincolnton ushered in spring with a fashion show at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Thursday. “She liked pink, and I like pink, and pink is a spring color, so we decided to go with pink,” said Michelle Pulley of her 3-year-old daughter’s outfit.…

FFA members participate in conference

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GREENSBORO – Members from the West Lincoln High School FFA Chapter participated in the 2007 MEGA Conference conducted by the North Carolina FFA Association on March 9 – 10. “MEGA Conference provides students with an opportunity to explore the FFA and learn ways to impact their chapters after returning home,”…

Pressing matters

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