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Childhood, early career prepared minister of music

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Brian Jackson believes that his childhood, his gifts and his first career have prepared him for the job he has now. Jackson is the minister of music and the director of volunteers in ministry at Boger City United Methodist Church. Although he has helped part time with the music ministry…

Four hurt in crash involving cruiser

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Four were injured, including two teenagers, in a Lincoln County accident Tuesday evening following a near head-on collision with a Cherryville police cruiser an hour earlier. Around 7:49 p.m., Brandon Darty, 24, crossed the yellow line on Delview Road and nearly struck Officer Dell Garren’s patrol car, Lt. Mike Allred…

Fatz technology aims for better customer service

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With the push of a button, guests at Fatz Cafй in Lincolnton will now be more in control of their dining experience. As of Dec. 3, ESP Systems integrated a product that allows the guest to alert the server if something is needed, Byron Sackett, Fatz Cafй operation partner, said.…

Local legend Bud Ramseur

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After a lifetime devoted to art, Lincolnton artist Bud Ramseur’s first one-man show opens at the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday at 6:30 p.m. Ramseur’s images of shrimp boats, mills, family members, friends and mysterious women will be on display in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane galleries through the month of…

Pottery, cats fill Rising Sun studio

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Even before he decided to retire from construction, move to Lincolnton and work as a potter, Gary Lee knew something in his life had to change. “I was looking to move out of Mecklenburg County, out of Charlotte,” he said. “It was getting too big, too noisy, too light, and…

Health volunteer honored by state

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Despite the fact he has served the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education and Dance for 40 years, Ken Rudisill was shocked when he received an award for his volunteer work and dedication. “I felt excited, overwhelmed by it,” Rudisill said. “Here I am with a big organization…

Around Town 12/5/2007

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CONGRESSMAN McHENRY’S STAFF HOLD MEETING WITH PUBLIC A representative for Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-10th District) will meet with constituents from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at 115 W. Main Street in the county commissioners’ chambers of the James Warren Lincoln County Citizens Center. Josh Stapleton, Regional Staff Assistant…

Council celebrates the arts

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will celebrate both the arts and Christmas Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Tickets to Celebration of the Arts, a gala benefiting the organization, are $10. The event will include a silent art auction, heavy hors d’oeurves, a complimentary beer or wine, a cash…

Posters promoting peace

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Lincolnton Relay for Life starts early

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Despite the fact it’s still 2007, the 2008 Lincolnton Relay for Life is officially in full swing. A kickoff celebration was held Tuesday night at Main Street Cafй in downtown Lincolnton. Team captains dropped in for coffee, treats and team packets. “This is an easy way to talk to everyone,”…