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Advisory group to detail animal control proposals

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Nearly six months after it was formed, a group charged with helping retool local animal control laws and policy will return tonight with its recommendations to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. In addition, plans for a nearly $1 million expansion to relieve severe overcrowding and other issues at the…

Miss Denver Pageant postponed

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The annual Miss Denver Pageant scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed to October 25. “Everything is exactly the same, the times, dates and location, but it’s just now on Oct. 25,” executive director of the pageant, Wendy Galle, said Thursday. “It was for some personal reasons we had to…

Jerry Lackey benefit reset

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The Burger ’n’ Dog Benefit to help cover medical expenses for Jerry Lackey’s kidney donation from Debbie Pope has been postponed until Saturday, Sept. 13 due to the possible effects of Tropical Storm Hanna. The benefit is still scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of…

New Iron Station pastor has community on his mind

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The Rev. Ray Davis has only been at Iron Station Church of God since July, but he’s already looking to make an impact in the community. “You have to think community,” Davis said. “That’s what the good Lord did. That’s what Jesus did.” Originally from Texas, Davis says he lived…

Around Town 9/5/2008

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HOMECOMING Homecoming is Sunday at Redemption Outreach Center, 700 Lithia Inn Road, Lincolnton. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. The Mills Family Singers will perform at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. DEMOCRATIC MEN The Democratic Men’s Club of Lincoln County will meet 8 a.m. Saturday at the party headquarters, located…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. CHRISTIAN SINGLES The Christian Singles…

Freedom Farm Soaps offers ‘skin candy’ to customers

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What started out with one goat has ended up as an excellent-smelling livelihood for one Maiden couple. “She had a lot more milk than we had things to do with,” Jeanette Reed, co-owner of Freedom Farm Soaps, said of the first goat she and her husband bought 12 years ago.…

Violin lessons available

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The sweet and not-so-sweet sounds of children playing violin will soon fill First Methodist Church in downtown Lincolnton. An instructor from the Hickory School of the Arts will be teaching violin using the Suzuki technique Fridays beginning Sept. 12. “I knew that they had a satellite office in Morganton, so…

Thousands expected at Grape Stomp Festival

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Grapes will be stomped come rain or shine Saturday at WoodMill Winery in Vale. “We’re hoping it won’t rain,” Larry Cagle, the winery’s owner, said. “I don’t know what else we can do.” If the weather cooperates, Cagle estimates 6,000 to 8,000 people will attend the event. “Everybody’s wanting to…

Crafters of all ages enjoy rubber stamping

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The art of rubber stamping will be taught at the Lincoln County Senior Center beginning Monday night. “People use it for a lot of things – anything from stationary to cards, scrapbooking,” said Judy Hoell, the class instructor. “You can even rubber stamp your walls. You can rubber stamp your…