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Around Town 6/26/2006

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KARAOKE PARTY The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse will hold a karaoke party 7 – 10 p.m. Thursday at the Kid’s Dome on N.C. 27 West for all upcoming middle school students. Entry fee is $5 with concessions available. All proceeds to Coalition, a United Way agency. For more…

On to Oz

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Around Town 6/23/2006

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DONUT SALE Lincolnton Middle School Crusaders team will sell donuts outside of Byrd’s Sundries 9 a.m. – noon Saturday. All proceeds will benefit Cardinal Healthcare’s resident council fund. Please support this worthy event by purchasing a dozen, or two, boxes of fresh donuts for only $5 per box. DINNER There…

Denver car dealer continues traits of honesty and quality from home

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Bob Poole admits many car dealers – whether new or used – generally have a poor reputation among consumers. Some consumers, in fact, won’t patronize some dealers because of an alleged reputation earned over the years. In his own small way, however, Poole has tried to change that by honesty…

Burned church rises from ashes

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Sunday morning the congregation of Salem Baptist Church stood in their new sanctuary singing songs of joy. Nearly three years earlier, many of those present watched the sanctuary burn to the ground after being struck by lightning for the second time in a matter of weeks. “It’s been a long…

Fallen letters find their proper home

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Sandi Triplett, co-owner of WL’s Grill in Lincolnton, was helping a friend clean out an abandoned house near North Aspen Street when some interesting documents literally fell across her path. As she carried a box to the trash, an old photograph fell out. Her interest piqued, she explored the remnants…

Woman who loves all things western finds sisters in spirit

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A good Western shows life at its simplest – the cowboy in a white hate fighting the cad in a black hat, good versus evil clearly drawn out. “They were our heroes, and the good guys always won, unlike nowadays,” said Evelyn Miller of Pumpkin Center. As a child, Miller…

Volunteers needed by local Red Cross

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The American Red Cross, an organization that has helped needy people in crisis for over a century, has a need itself — volunteers. “We always need more volunteers,” said Louann Freshour, Lincoln County chapter executive director. “We could not provide the services we provide without volunteers.” According to the Red…

Swim lessons available at Betty G. Ross pool

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Summer’s officially here, which means fun in the sun and water with trips to the beach, pool or lake. It can also mean tragedy, with numerous deaths occurring every summer caused by drownings. The water can remain fun for all with proper instruction. The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is…

A freedom that’s a gift from God

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Many people claim to believe strongly in freedom of speech; few actually believe strongly enough to exercise that freedom. Christine Estep is one of the few. If the name sounds familiar, it is probably because Estep is a frequent writer to the Lincoln Times-News Readers’ Forum. Estep’s letters are her…