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Around Town — 1-21-13


Prayer service
The Lincoln County Crisis Pregnancy Center and Daystar Family Worship Center in Lincolnton will hold a candlelight prayer service 7 p.m. on the front steps of the courthouse for the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. The event will remember the lives of the more than 50 million children that have been aborted. Prayers will also be offered for the country.


Water restrictions
Lincoln County Public Works will start work today on replacing a piece of equipment at the Water Treatment Plant, which will limit the amount of water available to the community for several days. The following restrictions will be in place today through Jan. 27: no lawn irrigation, no filling of pools or topping off pools, no car washing or pressure washing at homes, no use of water from fire hydrants for any purpose other than firefighting or public emergency. For more information, call (704) 736-8497.

National Pie Day
The N.C. Cooperative Extension Office in Lincoln County will celebrate National Pie Day 12-2 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. A variety of baked pie samples will be available.

Crisis Pregnancy Center  fundraiser
Zaxby’s restaurant in Lincolnton will donate 10 percent of all proceeds received from 5-9 p.m. to the Lincoln County Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Kidz Krusade
Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a four-day Kidz Krusade (ages 3-11) 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly. with registration at 6 p.m. Activities will include music, puppets, clowns, prizes and more. For more information, visit daystarcog.com or call (704) 732-1636.


Radar on Radon class
The N.C. Cooperative Extension Office in Lincoln County will host a “Radar on Radon” class 12-1 p.m. For more information, contact Leigh Guth at leigh_guth@ncdsu.edu or (704) 736-8461. For more information on radon, visit ncradon.org.


The PTA of G.E. Massey Elementary School, 130 Newbold St. in Lincolnton, will host a Winterfest event 5-8 p.m. with raffle tickets, games, crafts, nail painting, concessions and more. For more information, call the school at (704) 735-2322.


Student orientation
Register now for Gaston College’s four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. Classes are offered 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus. The next orientation will be Jan. 28-31 in Room 118. Individuals must attend the class before taking the test. Also, in 2014, the cost of the GED will go up, the method of testing will be changed, and previous partial test scores will expire. For more information, call (704) 748-5226.

Valentine’s 5K race
Register now through Feb. 4 for the Valentines’ 5K/Couples Division and Fun Run hosted by East Lincoln High School’s cross-country team and Cowan’s Ford Country Club in Denver. Proceeds will benefit Operation Homefront for struggling N.C. military families. The event will start 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16. For more information on cost and location or to register, visit denvernc.com/valentine5k.htm or call Coach Melvin Morrison at (704) 736-1860 or Director Charles Whitley at (704) 634-6415. The first 200 people to register will receive a free T-shirt.

Vocal competition
Enter now through Feb. 7 for the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition slated for March 23-24 at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
The competition seeks to identify and offer assistance to highly-talented vocalists and encourage the theatrical vocal arts.
The event is open ages 18-40 who are N.C. residents or enrolled in school in the state.
For more information, please call (704) 732-9055.

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