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Around Town 8/26/2009

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MT. VERNON REVIVAL Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Iron Station will have their revival services 7 p.m. this evening. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert Coleman of Hopers Chapel Baptist Church in Shelby. Everyone is welcome to attend. ALIVE AFTER FIVE The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton will…

Gymnastics school completes expansion

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Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy seems to keep growing and growing. Debi Taffi and Teresa Royko have a strong passion for gymnastics. Taffi, a competitive gymnast in California for 15 years, has been teaching gymnastics for more than 30 years. She earned an athletic scholarship to California Polytechnic University at Pomona,…

Jordan chairing state board

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Around Town 8/24/2009

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RED CROSS DRIVES The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 2:30-7 p.m. today at Crouse United Methodist Church. The following drives are also scheduled for this month: 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Abernethy Chevrolet; 2:30-7 P.M. Aug. 31 at Calvary Baptist Church and…

Author writes of love, loss

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When Dianne Wilson Elliott was 18, she picked up a pen and wrote a book. “I had a yearning to write, but naturally we have to get paying jobs,” she said. “I wrote a good bit and just kind of tossed it aside, and I moved it about 15 times…

LEDA Art Invitational

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Tribute to Elvis set for fall

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The heart of Elvis Presley will be alive and well Nov. 28 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Tickets for “It’s Elvis, A Holiday Tribute to the King” are on sale now. A portion of proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County. “The residents of Lincoln County have…

New owners bring new look to Club Oasis

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Club Oasis has a new look. George Jones and Vic Coleman have not only taken ownership of the club, but also renovated the building. The Charlotte residents repainted the beige walls to burgundy and the white ceiling to black. They brought in new tables and chairs, sweepstakes machines and a…

Three in online prescriptions ring are found guilty

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Two people charged in connection with an illegal drug operation were found guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte. Kathleen Giacobbe, age 46, of Lyndonville, Vt., and Porfirio Orta-Rosario, age 51, of Oshkosh, Wis., were given guilty verdicts following a federal investigation of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and…

Police say viewing porn with kids leads to arrest

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A Lincolnton man accused of inappropriately touching himself in front of children was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon. The 53-year-old man was fondling himself while watching explicit material in front of his child and a neighbor, said Detective Dennis Harris with the Lincolnton Police Department. The neighbor told police…