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You better act quick; this delicious spring weather isn’t going to last long what with it being January and all, and now is an excellent time to take the kids to the playground or park or shed some of those holiday pounds at the nearest tennis and basketball courts. One…

Campaign logs 6,000 arrests

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State and local law enforcement officers wrapped up the most recent Booze It and Lose It campaign this week, logging almost 6,000 drunk driving arrests statewide. “It is only through the dedication of our law enforcement partners that we were able to make the roadways of our state safer for…

2005 Relay kicks off Thursday

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The 2005 Lincolnton Relay for Life Kick-off Party will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Relay for Life is the signature fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams of walkers from area businesses, schools and organizations will pledge a week-end of walking on the…

Around Town 1/10/2005

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SENIORS Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. REVIVAL Mount Zion Baptist Church, on N.C. 274 three miles north of Cherryville, will hold revival services Jan. 23 to 28 with Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday nights…

Pie free for all coming to Lincolnton

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Anyone who’s a fan of free pie needs to mark Jan. 20 on their calendar. On that day, pies large and small, sweet and salty will be lined up on tables in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Oh there are all kinds of pie,” said Pinkie Mosteller, a member…

Honoring cancer survivors

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After his won battle with kidney cancer, a Lincolnton local designed a purple heart to be worn by survivors of the war on cancer. “I think it’s something you ought to be proud of,” said Tony Setzer, co-owner of Gas Station Antiques in Lincolnton. “It is a war.” Setzer received…

Christian singer has secret smile

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She loves to sing, and she loves the stage, but this 19-year-old Christian music singer’s favorite part of performing is praising God. “I like the ministry aspect,” said Laura Mosteller, a bank teller and Gaston College student. “I don’t think there’s anything better than seeing somebody ‘God bless’ somebody else…

101st Birthday

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50th Wedding Anniversary

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Long-time minister bids farewell

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On her first trip to Lincolnton, it became very clear to the Rev. Mary McKey that this was the place she was meant to preach. She vowed not to leave until it became equally clear that it was time to move on, and after eight years, that time has come.…