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Coats for needy

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Around Town 11/23/2007

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BOARD MEETING The Gaston College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the Myers Building, second floor boardroom at the Dallas campus. The public is welcome. BOARD MEETING The Lincoln County Charter School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the middle/high school building in Denver.…

Cutting down your own Christmas tree

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Despite spending 50 years surrounded by Christmas trees, Henry Helms still loves the holiday season. “If I were sick of Christmas, I’d get out of the business,” said Helms, owner of Helms Christmas Tree Farm in Vale. The farm has 6,000 trees, which Helms cares for 12 months out of…

Around Town 11/21/2007

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YARD SALE A yard sale to benefit the Humane Society of Lincoln County will be held from 7 a.m. until noon Saturday at the intersection of N.C. 150 E. and Lee Lawing Road in Pumpkin Center. CLASS REGISTRATION Students wishing to take courses in Gaston College’s Economic and Workforce division…

Cutting the ribbon

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Sheriff offers advice for holiday shoppers

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office offers consumer tips on being safe during the holiday season. More criminal activity occurs because crowds are larger and stores have extended hours, Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty said. SHOPPING SAFETY n A person should never shop alone. A single shopper is the best target…

Minter speaks at annual Y breakfast

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Retired pro-football player Mike Minter doesn’t believe in coincidences. The former Panthers safety spoke at the YMCA Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast this morning, and he believes that God meant him to meet every person he met there. Minter speaks at similar functions frequently and said he usually receives about 50 business…

Commissioners to seek grant for new park

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Lincoln County Commissioners gave a rough reception Monday to plans for a new $2 million park along Lake Norman. Commissioners approved steps to seek a $500,000 state grant with an application deadline of Jan. 31. However, they balked at seeking the majority of funding, $1.6 million in state loans, to…

SOLO works to preserve lake life

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As growth and development continues to flourish around Lake Norman, there’s a group of people dedicated to preserving the area’s natural beauty. The Save Our Lake Organization, founded by Terrell couple Jim and Jill Feldmeyer in 2002, focuses on maintaining Lake Norman’s water quality and protecting local wildlife. For the…

Marine commission concerned about low level of Lake Norman

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Low-water levels were the main topic at a brief meeting of the Lake Norman Marine Commission, held Monday night at the Charles Mack Citizens Center in Mooresville. A representative from Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation expressed concerns about the drought’s effect on an FLW fishing tournament scheduled for April at…