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North Carolina Education Lottery scholarships available at Gaston College

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Additional scholarship assistance is now available for Gaston College students this fall, thanks to funding from the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the North Carolina Education Lottery. Some 30,000 North Carolina Lottery Scholarships will be available to assist students at Gaston and other community colleges around the state.…

Holy Fest 2007 celebrates community, Jesus

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By 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, people began arriving at the courtyard of the apartment complex on the 800 block of East Pine Street. They were there in anticipation of the start of Holy Fest 2007. This year’s Holy Fest was its ninth annual one, organized by Brother Stanley Edwards…

Around Town 7/13/2007

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SINGING BENEFIT Reach Out Orphanage Ministries will hold a singing benefit 4-9 p.m. today at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Featured acts include Laura Ashley, Elishah, BJ, Red Letter Band, Beautiful Blue, His Chosen Name and more. Donations will been accepted. CONCERT Hope Baptist Church, 571 Salem Church Road…

Minister enjoys multiple careers

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It’s not that unusual for a person to have two careers in a lifetime. It may be rarer still for a person to have twice that many, but Ted Bost is proof it is not impossible. The pastor of Daniels Lutheran Church, Bost has also been a business owner, a…

Hair stylist one of handful providing microdermabrasion

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When she was a little girl, Megan Schrum used to fold towels at her mother’s beauty shop. Now, she works there and has added a new dimension to A Cut Above, the salon owned by her mother, Robin, and Kay Houser. Schrum is one of the only people in town…

Drama campers focus on The Bard

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Those who attend this year’s Lincoln Theatre Guild Drama Camp will truly get a full experience. In addition to rehearsing and performing a play, the campers participated in improvisation, pantomime, playwriting, makeup, mask and set making and even theater history classes during the week at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in…

Extension hosting youth photo contest

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Parents looking for ways to keep their children busy this summer need look no further than their backyard. To commemorate the national Farm-City Week, the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is hosting youth photo contest for elementary, middle and high school students. “We decided to do something different this year,” said…

Youth group spends week of service

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One local youth group has incorporated their experience from Carolina Cross Connection closer to home after spending a week of service and faith in Albermarle. The youth group at Emmanuel Lutheran Church plans to meet each Monday throughout the month and began this week at 7 a.m., bringing faith, fellowship…

Sugar gliders make great pets

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Don’t call Stitch a flying squirrel. He’s a sugar glider, a marsupial native to Australia. Stitch belongs to Keith and Sherry Sampson, who also sell the little creatures at a store at the Springs Road Flea Market in Hickory. Besides Stitch, the Sampsons also own Skittles, Stitch’s girlfriend, and Gizmo.…

Drenched in Food

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