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Around Town 6/18/2007

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ENERGY CONSERVATION CLASSES Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will hold classes Thursday to educate the public on low and no cost ways to save energy and make homes more efficient. Participants can also learn about the professional energy audits available to homeowners in Lincoln County. There will be one class at…

50th Anniversary

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Grandson in unfamiliar role: Hero

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Saturday, March 5 was supposed to be just another day for Rick and Fae Jones and their 9-year-old grandson Tyler Thomas. Tyler decided to ride with his grandmother to her appointment with the chiropractor at 9:30 that morning. They never made it there. “We went out and got in the…

Around Town 6/15/2007

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PERFORMANCE POSTPONED The gospel comedy, “God Kept Me Here, Part Two,” which was to have been held 5 p.m. Saturday at G.E. Massey School has been postponed until a future date. MYSTERY SHOW A hilarious interactive mystery show has been especially designed for 2007 summer readers. A lost script and…

Top prizes awarded local contractor

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It’s quite an accomplishment — actually, a series of accomplishments that build upon one another, such as being recognized by peers as 2006 Builder of the Year by the Lincoln County Home Builders Association; currently serving as president of the association; coming in first place in the $500-$600k home range…

Local musician named finalist

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After witnessing 9/11, one songwriter put his feelings into a song and – six year later – came away with critical acclaim. Lincolnton resident Marty Paris was recently named a finalist by the Song of the Year songwriting competition for “Tears of Heaven.” “For me, it was a release,” Paris…

Chamber’s Leadership Lincoln program graduates 12

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It was a heady night Wednesday as the participants of the Leadership Lincoln Class of 2007 were recognized for their involvement in the program and honored at the annual graduation ceremony. The 10 members able to attend (plus two who were absent as business obligations called them away) who made…

REALTORS award five $1,000 scholarships

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The Lincoln County Board of REALTORS awarded scholarships for the 2007 graduating seniors in Lincoln County at its monthly meeting, June 5. All four high schools received one scholarship, as well as one for the two charter school campuses and home schooled combined. The source of the funding was developed…

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…