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Around Town 11/12/2007

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POTTERY CLASS A pottery class for senior citizens will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 4 at Rising Sun Pottery, 209 S. Academy St. The class will offer general discussion of pottery, hands-on instruction and glazing and kiln firings of all pieces. Pottery made in the…

Blue Choo puts man back on track

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Rick Walker liked trains when he was a kid. But the Cherryville native grew up and opened his own business. Trains weren’t a high priority. “As I grew older, I didn’t have time for it,” Walker said. But several years ago, Walker’s love for the locomotive got back on track,…

Schools switch to paper plates

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Lincoln County schools last week moved to cut back water use by a quarter million gallons per month by using disposable plates and cups in the cafeterias. Executive Director of Facilities Darrell Gettys said the measure implemented Tuesday would reduce the school system’s overall use by 12 to 15 percent…

Library telecom upgrade proceeding slowly

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Installation of the telecom network upgrade for the Gaston-Lincoln Regional Libraries is not proceeding as quickly as planned, but it is proceeding. A telecom network is a combination of telephone and computer connections to make information available to all users of that network. The Internet is an example of a…

Most creative winners

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Veterans monument, flagpole dedicated

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Contraband checkpoint bags four on pot charges

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Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Corrections conducted a contraband checkpoint at the Lincoln County Correctional Center Sunday. Traffic Safety Officer, Tyson Rogers and his K-9, Kilo, hit on four vehicles leading to citations for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The following people were issued citations:…

Pastor bestows harmony in church

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The Rev. Ken Jones retired in January. At least, he thought he did. “God had other plans,” Jones said. “And I failed retirement.” The same day Jones retired as senior pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church in Lincolnton, another Lincolnton Church, Lincoln Avenue Baptist, contacted him. Lincoln Avenue’s pastor search committee…

Around Town 11/9/2007

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UFO NETWORK MEETS The 63rd meeting of the Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Charlotte, 401 East Arrowood Road. The first speaker will be Don Cooper, a retired minister and field investigator. He will speak on unusual happenings…

From the ground up

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