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Lincolnton Halloween parade, contest and festival starts 4:30 p.m. Sunday

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The third annual Lincolnton Children’s Halloween Costume Parade and Costume Contest will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on East Main Street. Children up to age 11 are invited to wear their costumes and participate in the parade, which begins on the Court Square in front of City Lunch and…

BPW Luncheon

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Teresa Jarrett, Frye Regional Medical Center cancer center coordinator, was guest speaker at a luncheon conducted by Lincolnton chapter of the Business and Professionals Women’s organization held. 2005 Apple Queen Caroline Farris pulled numbers for door prizes and handed them to Dee Deprey (right) who read the numbers. Shirley Smith…

Thinking pink may save your life

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The Gaston Colleges Student Government Association wants to remind the community to “think pink” this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the association sponsored a breast cancer awareness event that included information booths and two guest speakers. Annette Beam, a breast cancer survivor and…

4-H favorite

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50th anniversary

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Charlie A. Ballard and Peggy G. Ballard of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14. They were married on Oct. 14, 1955 at Antioch Baptist Church. They have two sons, Mark Ballard and Brad Ballard, both of Lincolnton. They have six grandchildren, Brittany Ballard, Spencer Sutton, Travis Sutton,…

Christmas tree farm grand opening set for Nov. 19

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Christmas is often a hectic time, filled with deciding on the perfect gift, decorations and tree for the season. Santa’s Forest, a Christmas tree farm owned and operated by the Herter family, aims to ease that holiday burden and make it fun at the same time. “It’s neat that it’s…

Let’s have some fun!

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Diabetes fair raises awareness of the disease

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Richard Neybert has lived with diabetes for the past 8 or 9 years, where he’s taken oral medication to offset high blood sugar. While diabetes can be caused by poor lifestyle choices, Neybert’s diabetes was hereditary. “My parents and siblings have it,” he said. According to statistics from the Diabetes…

Women’s health fair

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Those attending DABA networking lunch pleased

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The Denver Area Business Association (DABA) held its second and final networking luncheon of the year Thursday at Verdict Ridge Country Club in Denver. DABA President Andrew Johnson called the luncheon successful. “We had 77 people attend, about 10 more than the first one we held in April,” he said.…