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Anthony Grove Baptist membership is young, and growing

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Anthony Grove Baptist Church may not be located in the most metropolitan area on Earth, but that hasn’t hurt membership at the Crouse church. The church boasts 805 members, with an average worship attendance of 400-450. “We joke around that they built the Wal-Mart to help people find it,” pastor…

Around Town 1/25/2008

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VALENTINE’S DINNER Daniels Lutheran Church will have its annual Lutheran Men in Mission Valentine’s Dinner on Monday, Feb. 11 in the parish house. There will be live after dinner entertainment, to be announced soon. “SOUPER” BOWL Daniels Lutheran Church will have a “Souper” Bowl of Caring on Sunday, Feb. 3.…

GE Security celebrates industrial park building

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GE Security celebrated its presence in the Lincoln County Industrial Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the facility. Representatives from the Lincoln Economic Development Association, Lincolnton City Council and The Keith Corporation, which developed the 106,000 square-foot building, were on hand to help the company celebrate. LEDA’s Jerry Cochrane…

Following the family tradition

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Joe Reinhardt. 65, grew up around potters, but he never really thought he would become one himself. “I laid brick for 33 years, had a heart attack, and that’s the reason I got into pottery,” he said. His uncles, cousins, grandpa and great-grandpa all created pottery, and Reinhardt had an…

West Lincoln High School starts clothing closet

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A high school probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when one thinks about shopping for clothes. But that’s exactly what students can do at West Lincoln High School’s clothing closet, and it’s all free. The idea was initially mentioned by West Lincoln teacher Jeremy Peeler at the…

Crouse UMC seeking memorabilia

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Crouse United Methodist Church will celebrate its 100th birthday in September, and members hope to commemorate the event with a booklet compiling a century of memories. “We have a lot of members in our church who know nothing about the history, and we feel like this will be really helpful…

Celebrating retirement

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‘Ocean Bird’ named Best of Show

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Winners have been named in the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s 2008 Amateur Photography Competition. The show will run through Feb. 1 at the Lincoln Cultural Center, located at 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Ari Miller, a local professional photographer, judged the competition. Winners are as follows: Best of…

ELAC head focuses on N.C. 16

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Denver machine shop owner, Bud Tschudin, is the new chairman of the East Lincoln Area Council. From strengthening ties between business groups to better managing growth, the 61-year-old New York state native said he is planning several accomplishments during his tenure at the eastern arm of the Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of…

Around Town 1/23/2008

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BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the East Campus. For more information, contact Robin Harwood at (704) 483-6611. OPEN HOUSE Lincolnton High School will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the new gymnasium. Following a brief meeting, parents will…