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Around Town 6/13/2007

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WHITESIDES REUNION The descendants of Posey and Lou Venie Grigg Whitesides have changed the date of the Whitesides Reunion from the fourth Sunday in June to Sunday, Sept. 9. Call Marshall Whitesides at (704) 735-0636. HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT Gaston County Parks and Recreation will host the Lowell Open Evening Horseshoe Tournament…

‘Carolina Cross’ connects youth and community

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Campers involved in Carolina Cross Connection don’t spend their time playing games and making camp fires. Instead, they spend it working. In fact, Ben Wallace, camp director, doesn’t even like to refer to the church youth as “campers.” “It gives this impression of your mom dropping you off at the…

Denver UMC youth band, Submerged, joins 7 Miles, Youth With a Mission for testimony

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(Above) Pre-tweens, teens and adults all grooved to the music of 7 Miles, as well as to that of Denver United Methodist Church’s youth band, Submerged. (Below) 7 Miles rocked on beneath the church’s arbor. Mary Williams / LTN Photo (Above) Allen Norris of Dalton, Ga., a member of Youth…

Whoever was it who said, ‘It isn’t easy being green?’

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Jenny Pippin, a residential design specialist and certified professional building designer, is transforming her Sherrill’s Ford home into a “green” house – an environmentally-friendly, energy efficient creation that will be both breathtakingly beautiful and earth conscious. A spiral staircase leads up to the third level and to a studio space…

Search no more if looking for “something unique”

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(From top) “Froggy went-a mowin’, uh-huh. Leslie Brinkley (second photo), whos husband, Andy, crafted the frog, owns Jacob Fork Gallery and Garden enjoys spending time in her garden as often as possible. One of the more interesting pieces of sculpture gracing the garden is (third photo) a colorful daisy. (Bottom…

His family eagerly awaits loved one’s return from Iraq

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It’s one thing to hear people with no connection to the war in Iraq voice their opinions on the subject. It’s something else entirely to hear from a mother whose son is actually over there risking his life everyday. That is the reality for Lincolnton mother Connie Sylva, whose son…

Still a topic of conversation

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Although it’s been more than a week since the Lincolnton Sportsman Club hosted its annual 4-H Fishing tournament, people continue to talk about what a wonderful time the children had. For many of the children, it was the first time they ever fished. (Above) Crystal Gates takes a look at…

Around Town 6/11/2007

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BABYSITTING CLASS A babysitting class will be held at the American Red Cross 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday for girls 11 and up. Call to register (704) 735-3000. IRON STATION SENIOR CITIZENS Iron Station Senior Citizens meets noon Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. DEMOCRATIC PARTY Mark Hufford, senior political…

Daring writers

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Proud graduates

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