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Extension program provides financial guide for women

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A diverse group of women completed Money Talk, a Financial Guide for Women through North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Here’s what they are talking about: “I feel more confident asking financial questions. The workbook is essential.” “I signed up for retirement savings at work and understood the options better.” “I showed…

Payseur, Mackie Engagement

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Caroline Beth Payseur and Patrick Russell Mackie announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Caroline is the daughter of Carroll and Janice Payseur of Lincolnton. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007 with a BA in History and Political Science and from Wake Forest School of Law in 2010 with a…

Looking for a few great pies

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Pie Day organizers are seeking pie makers and their recipes. “It can be any type of pie recipe,” said Melinda Houser with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “It can be vegetable, meat, sweet.” Pie Day takes place noon Jan. 25 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Participants can still sign…

Around Town 1/14/2011

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WLHS REGISTRATIONS Registrations are underway for the Little Miss West Lincoln, Miss West Lincoln High School, and Mr. West Lincoln pageants. The first deadline is Jan. 15. The Little Miss West Lincoln pageant is for girls from any part of Lincoln County through 8th grade. The Miss West Lincoln High…

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…

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…