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Music fest planned for Saturday

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The third annual Red Bone Willy’s Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival takes place 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday outside of the country store in Lawndale. “It makes me happy to have people out here,” said Glenda Miller, owner of Red Bone Willy’s. “I think we just have a beautiful…

Caring for the caregiver

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When taking care of a loved one, caregivers often forget about taking care of themselves. “Because of the time that is spent and required for a care recipient, the caregiver doesn’t go to doctor’s appointments, or they don’t eat correctly, they don’t exercise and sometimes they don’t even take their…

Gaston Co. charges against Forrest Chambless dismissed

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A Gaston County court case against Forrest Chambless, 49, a Lincoln County Democratic Party activist, has been dismissed, according to court officials. Chambless, who has served as the Lincoln County Democratic Party’s representative on the congressional district executive committee, was scheduled to appear Monday on the accusation of writing worthless…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at 704-732-0895, ext. 206 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers of Lincolnton-Lincoln County hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n James Bogan Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of…

Around Town 9/3/2010

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HAUNTED TRAIL The Humane Society of Lincoln County is seeking volunteers to help with a Haunted Trail fundraiser. Volunteers must be ages 17 or older. For more information, call (704) 732-9022 ext. 2. BLOOD DRIVE The American Red Cross will hold a “Give-A-Pint, Get-A-Pint,” blood drive from 2-6:30 p.m. today…

Glass business sees rapid expansion

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Billy West, and his wife, Mindy, opened Clear Vision Auto Glass earlier this year, but have now expanded their business onto a storefront in Lincolnton. West, a former building contractor, handles the vehi-cle work, while his wife, a nurse at the Cleveland County Health Department, takes care of the administra-tive…

Around Town 9/1/2010

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HAUNTED TRAIL The Humane Society of Lincoln County is seeking volunteers to help with a Haunted Trail fundraiser. Volunteers must be ages 17 or older. For more information, call (704) 732-9022 ext. 2. HINTON UMC REVIVAL Hinton United Methodist Church will hold revival services 7 p.m. tonight. The Rev. Walter…

Engagement: Goodson, Gaskins

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Mr. and Mrs. Allen Eugene Goodson of Lincolnton, N.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Nicole Goodson, to Harrison Keene Gaskins, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Keene Gaskins of Greenville, N.C. Jaime graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005…

Lincoln painter exhibiting in Dallas

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“Misc. Perspectives … A Work in Progress: Artwork by Jason Reynolds” will be on display Aug. 31 through Oct. 30 at the Gaston County Museum of Art and History Reynolds, a Lincoln County native, is currently enrolled in the arts program at Gaston College. In this exhibit, he uses a…

Bicycle trails need community use

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A portion of the bike trails at Sally’s Y are finished, but need to be used more often by the community. Keith Isenberg, owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate Shop, has spearheaded the efforts to build the six to eight miles of trail in Denver. About 2.5…