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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.…

Local stylists help cancer patients cope with chemo

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The American Cancer Society recently recognized local cosmetologists for their volunteer service to the Look Good…Feel Better program. The program, a joint partnership of the American Cancer Society, the Cosmetology, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation, and the National Cosmetology Association, utilizes licensed cosmetologists to teach beauty and skin care techniques…

Polilce Toolbelt

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Events planned for MLK Day

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Local groups have planned two days of activities to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The Lincoln County Coalition of Black Churches and the Lincoln County branch of the NAACP along with many residents have celebrated King’s birthday for many years. King was not just a hero to…

Around Town 1/7/2005

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Ryan’s Steak House. MONTHLY MEETING Sons of the Confederate Veterans-General Robert F. Hoke/General William J. Hoke, Camp 1616 will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Ryan’s Steak House. Friends…

Alltel opens new store in Fatz shopping center

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Alltel of Lincolnton, formerly located next to the Chamber of Commerce office, has opened a new retail store at 1428 East Main St., next to Fatz Restaurant. A grand opening will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. Customers will be able to register to win several prizes. “Alltel…

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…

Biker injured

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