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Author writes of love, loss

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When Dianne Wilson Elliott was 18, she picked up a pen and wrote a book. “I had a yearning to write, but naturally we have to get paying jobs,” she said. “I wrote a good bit and just kind of tossed it aside, and I moved it about 15 times…

Around Town 8/19/2009

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BLOOD DRIVE Antioch Baptist Church, located at 3413 N.C. 150 E., will host a community blood drive from 4:30-7:30 p.m. this evening in the fellowship hall. INFANT SAFETY CLASS Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will offer an Infant Safety and CPR class at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. The…

Girl Scout aims for Bronze Award

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Vehicle theft suspect remains at large

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Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a person accused of vehicle theft. On June 26, Matthew Ryan Nolen, 18, and Bradley Nolen, 22, allegedly sold two vehicles belonging to an Iron Station couple, without the owners permission, Sheriff’s Detective Kelly Paris said in a news release.…

Wastewater plant ‘on target’

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Construction of the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility is right on target, according to Lincoln County Public Works Director Burns Whitaker. The current wastewater treatment plant on South Little Egypt Road can hold 750,000 gallons per day. The problem is the plant’s capacity is fully allocated, meaning that no more…

Authors inspired by Lake Norman

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“Follow your bliss.” Those three simple words from the late Joseph Campbell, a professor and writer, changed the life of Diana and Bill Gleasner more than 30 years ago. The Gleasners were living in Buffalo, N.Y., after they married in 1958. Bill sold air compressors. Diana was an English and…

Preacher feature to hit racetrack

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Racing fans will get to find out who is the “faster pastor” this Saturday. The East Lincoln Speedway will host the 5th Annual Clash of the Clergy. A portion of the proceeds will benefit East Lincoln Christian Ministry, a Denver-based nonprofit group run by volunteers. The race is one of…

Around Town 8/17/2009

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES The Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department is holding their first annual school supplies drive for local schools. All donations may be dropped off at the Pumpkin Center VFD, 2911 Lee Lawing Road. For more information, call the station at (704) 735-4271. RED CROSS DRIVES The Lincoln County Chapter…

Around Town 8/14/2009

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold through Saturday at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held Aug.…

Church Activities

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CAMP MEETING The Balls Creek Camp Meeting will begin 2 p.m. today at the campground, located at the 2100 block of Buffalo Shoals Road in Catawba. Dean Lilly will perform from 2-5 p.m. today and a Saturday Night Singing featuring The Dove Brothers and The Anchormen, will begin 7 p.m.…