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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.…

Denver businesses reaction to Wal-Mart pro and con

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Business owners and operators in eastern Lincoln County have surprising reactions to county commissioners’ 4-1 vote that now brings a new 203,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter to the N.C. 73/16 intersection. Harry Heesch, who owns Fine Frames, a custom-frame shop located in the Food Lion Shopping Center, is glad Wal-Mart was approved.…

Lincoln Charter raises $25,000 in “Track Attack”

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For the second year in a row, Lincoln Charter School students laced-up their walking shoes and held their “Track Attack” fund-raiser. The all-day event was held this past Friday at the school. According to Parent-Teacher Organization president Debbie Byars, not only did the fund-raiser double in corporate sponsors, but they…