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Around Town 3/19/2007

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SPRING FEST The Lincolnton Church of God will have a Spring Fest event 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday/The event will feature a silent auction, with items such as furniture, artwork and golf clubs. Other activities include a yard sale, bake sale, music booth, jewelry booth, photography booth and much…

YMCA link unknown to many who know George Fawcett

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Most people around Lincolnton probably know George Fawcett for his work in the study of UFOs. However, there is a big part of Fawcett’s life that most people do not know about: his work with the YMCA. A North Carolina native, Fawcett grew up in Mt. Airy, a contemporary of…

A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet

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Vernon Rickard, owner of Almost Heaven Roses, says it was not his idea to begin growing the roses that have become his pride and joy. “It was all my wife’s fault,” Rickard said. Rickard’s wife Nancy grew up in Oregon, where many people have rose gardens. That, combined with her…

Be careful what you promise

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However, Jennifer Phillips and Sarah Adams weren’t the least bit shy when it was their turn. Ron McCann / LTN Photo Nor were Shandel Cooke and Alicia McKinney, who opted to dump their pies atop Yoder’s head rather than in the kisser. Ron McCann / LTN Photo “This wasn’t what…

Timken Company and Timken Foundation officials visit

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Representatives of The Timken Company and The Timken Foundation were in from Ohio recently, visiting Lincoln County organizations that have received gifts or grants from the company or the family foundation. The Timken Foundation’s most recent grant to Gaston College was for the new Jerry W. Cochrane Science & Technology…

Dozens sign up for trip

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When organizers at Salem Baptist Church started planning a mission trip to Wyoming, they expected a half dozen people to sign up to go. Instead, 39 church members plan on participating, which means the church needs to raise $20,000 to get them there and back. Retirees, couples and families with…

Placing value on education

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During a time when many women received no education, Kate C. Shipp opened her own school. “She was innovative in a time when women were thought to be a cook or a cleaning lady or a producer of children,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County historical coordinator. “An education was basically…

New minister in Presbyterain pulpit

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This Sunday, members of the First Presbyterian Church will see a new face behind the pulpit when minister, Claude Wilson-Stayton, begins his tenure. Wilson-Stayton comes to Lincolnton from the suburbs of Tampa, Fla. He says he is excited about the change of scenery. “I’m looking forward to being in a…

Around Town 3/16/2007

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CONSIGNMENT SALE Denver United Methodist Church, 3910 N.C. 16 North, Denver will hold a children’s consignment sale Saturday at 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds go to Children’s Ministries. For more information call (704) 483-6378. YARD SALE Cub Scout Pack 83 will hold its annual Yard Sale Saturday at Hills…

No coincidence First Citizens Bank employees long-timers

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It is not often these days that you find a place of business where you can walk in the door and expect to see the same faces day after day; which is why First Citizens Bank on Main Street in Lincolnton is a rare exception to that rule. Debbie Sipe,…