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REVIVAL Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries will hold a revival 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speakers include the Rev. Walter Odum Jr., of Rescue Ministries in Lincolnton (Friday), Bishop Samuel Ervin Jr. of El Shaddai Full Gospel Independent Baptist Church in Iron Station (Saturday) and Apostle Eugene…

Around Town 5/21/2010

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YOUTH YARD SALE The Reepsville Baptist Church Youth Group will hold a community yard sale and car wash beginning 7 a.m. Saturday at the Union Volunteer Fire Department, located on Reepsville Road in Vale. To reserve a stop, call Melissa Cook at (704) 276-3749. SPIRT LIFE YARD SALE Spirit Life…

Grandson takes on the family farm

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Ethan Lineberger, 20, grew up in the suburbs outside of Raleigh and always looked forward to traveling to Lincoln County on weekends to help with his grandparents’ farm. Now a soil science major at North Carolina State University, Ethan plans to work on the family farm when he graduates next…

UFOs now an ‘open book’

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George Fawcett, Lincolnton’s expert UFO investigator, is slowly, but surely retiring from his lifelong passion. “Frankly, I’ve done my job, and as a result, we’ve flown all over the world, we’ve met people we never would have met,” Fawcett said of himself and his wife. “I’ve had a balanced life…

Around Town 5/19/2010

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CAR WASH The Without Walls Deliverance Center will hold a car wash 4 p.m. this evening in the Big Lots parking lot. Proceeds will benefit the youth program. REVIVAL River View Baptist Church, located at 2230 Riverview Road in Lincolnton, will hold revival services from 7 p.m. tonight. Evangelist Herb…

Academic banquet

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Man charged for forged checks

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An Iron Station man is facing felony charges after detectives say he wrote worthless checks to an East Lincoln business nearly three years ago. Bradley Christopher Nolen, 23, of 6125 Nolen Acres, was charged with four counts each of uttering forged endorsements and obtaining property by false pretense. On June…

Whippoorwill Wildlife Sanctuary: Caring for critters

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ABOVE: Karin Reynolds uses a syringe filled with a special formula to nurse a five-week-old gray squirrel back to health last month at Whippoorwill Wildlife Sanctuary in Denver. She releases such animals back into the wild after they are old enough. BELOW: Reynolds feeds a special formula to a baby…

Martial arts school teaches kung fu, and code of ethics

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Shaolin Kung Fu School aims to teach students more than just martial arts skills. Three months ago, owners Mark and Jennifer Williams moved the martial arts school from 615 Highway 16 North to 2493 Highway 16 North. Mark Williams teaches a variety of related kung fu styles, which train students…

‘Times-News’ formed from 1965 merger

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The newspaper industry has seen many changes over the years, but the Lincoln Times-News remains strong with a circulation of about 10,000 subscribers. “You can only do two things,” said Jerry Leedy, publisher and owner of the Lincolnton-based publication. “You can either grow or you’ll be falling behind. We want…