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Around Town 9/26/2007

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CHURCH SINGING Adam Beard will be singing at Sharon Baptist Church, N.C. 73, Iron Station, Saturday at 7 p.m. REUNION The 17th annual McMurry reunion will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy., Lincolnton. Friends and family are urged to attend. Those attending are…

Fifth Generation

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Band director enthusiastic about his job

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Lincolnton High School’s newest band director is not a complicated man. “My hobbies are band … band, and then I sleep,” said David Benfield, who comes to the school from Forest View High School in Gastonia. Benfield devotes an average of 75 hours a week to band during the competitive…

Quilters

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Matherly on development board

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Lincoln Economic Development Association’s executive director, Barry Matherly, has accepted a board member position with the nation’s only professional organization for economic developers. During a conference held in Phoenix, Ariz., Matherly said he was invited to sit on the board of the International Economic Development Council, and that he had…

Reading circle

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Helicopter search helps find 7-foot marijuana plant

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A helicopter search by the National Guard for drug operations led to the arrest of two men who allegedly hung a 7-foot marijuana plant from their back porch in Vale. The single plant allegedly contained 13 pounds of marijuana and was four inches at its base, according to authorities. Narcotics…

Caution mixed with fun

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Burnt churches council sets restoration service

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To help begin the healing process, the North Carolina Council of Burnt Churches is hosting a restoration service for the Temple Baptist Church Oct. 13 in Lincolnton. “We can’t even explain how much of a great loss it is to have your church burned by an arsonist,” Rev. Brenda Stevenson,…

Books and Brushes: Artists go on display

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This Friday, people will have the opportunity to celebrate the work of a number of local artists and support a local college at the same time. The fourth annual Books and Brushes event, held at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, showcases the work of a variety of artists from the region.…