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Ride-A-Bike marks thirty years

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Charles Chafin Rhyne wanted a simple life — a house, a wood stove, a dog and his own business, now known as Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shoppe. Thirty years later, Rhyne still has his bicycle shop and it’s still located in downtown Lincolnton, beside his former business, Fausto’s, now owned by Mariah…

New coffee shop opens on NC 16

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JR and Susan Hearld originally planned to open a furniture consignment shop, but instead, they opened a coffee shop. “We had prayed about it and we didn’t have a clear vision and then when this door opened for the coffee shop, everything just fell into place,” JR Hearld said. The…

Schedule for MLK events

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Lincoln County’s Martin Luther King Day activities kick off 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Sunday’s program includes a message from Dr. Joy Moore, associate professor of African American Studies at Duke University, as well as music from the Lincoln County Community Choir. A breakfast will be held…

Foothills Conservancy gets state accreditation

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The Land Trust Accreditation, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, has awarded the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina accredited status. Foothills Conservancy is a regional land trust dedicated to protecting and preserving important natural areas, watersheds, forests and farm lands across North Carolina’s Eastern Blue Ridge Mountains and…

Baldwin wins international jet boating event

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Brian Baldwin, a Denver resident and business owner, took home first place in the International Jet Sports Boating Association QuakySense World Championship. The competition was held this past October in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Baldwin raced in the professional division with Team Tweek. Baldwin, owner of Purr Performance Motorsports, said…

Fast growth sparks new Gospel Hall construction

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Denver Gospel Hall has experienced so much growth over the past four years that it has outgrown its building. The Denver church began meeting in 2002 as a branch of Hickory Gospel Hall. In 2007, Denver Gospel separated from Hickory Gospel and formed its own congregation. The church has 44…

Cunningham, Cason Wedding

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Caroline Elizabeth Cunningham and Dr. David Blake Cason exchanged marriage vows Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Gilead Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Huntersville. Rev. Jim Powell officiated the 5 pm ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Janis Cunningham of Denver, formerly of Lincolnton. She is the granddaughter…

Jenkins, Baxter Engagement

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Scarlett Noelle Jenkins and Travis Wayne Baxter announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Noelle is the daughter of Dale and Robin Jenkins of Crouse. She is a 2009 graduate of West Lincoln High School and is currently pursuing an Accounting Degree from Gaston College. Travis is the son of Jerry…

2011 marks 10th year for YMCA

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The Lincoln Family YMCA plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary throughout the entirety of 2011. “I think it’s a big opportunity for the community to revisit the YMCA and to become part of what we’re going to be for the next 10 years,” said Amanda Fowler, north community marketing director…

Around Town 1/10/2011

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BOARD OF EDUCATION The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Conference Room on North Generals Blvd. Agenda items include presentation of a report on the new superintendent search as well as recognition of Education Foundation Grant winners and National Board Certification…