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Golf tourney wages battle against cancer

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For the seventh year in a row, a group of people gathered at Verdict Ridge Country Club to join in the fight against breast cancer by playing the game they love. The Susan G. Komen Golf Tournament Aug. 27 was coordinated by Frances Knox, an attorney who owns Verdict Ridge…

Company plan focuses on what customer needs

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Karen Simpson always had the idea of being a business owner in the back of her mind. “I was a human resources executive in financial services and the company had a change of leadership,” she said. “I found myself looking for other opportunities.” The one that appealed to her most…

Around Town 9/12/2007

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HOMECOMING Crouse United Methodist Church will have its annual homecoming Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship service will begin at 11. The church is located at the corner of N.C. 150 West and Pleasant Grove Church Road. All members, past members and friends are invited to attend.…

Around Town 9/10/2007

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FRESH START The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will present a program entitled “Legal Issues of Interest to Singles Over 60” at 6 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Chruch Family Life Center, 190 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. There is no charge for attending the event.…

Tiny Tinkerbell is a big heartwarmer

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Each year, the most popular event at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. is the Ugliest Dog Contest. If there were a Smallest Dog Contest, the winner would surely be from right here in Lincoln County. Her name is Shirley’s Tiny Tinkerbell, aka “Tink,” and she’s a teacup Yorkshire terrier…

Nontraditional church shows outreach effort

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Just because a church is small doesn’t mean it can’t have a big heart. The folks from Conquering Lion Ministries in Lincolnton are proof of that. “Even as a small church, we want to fulfill our obligations to the community,” said church member Delphine Moore. The church, which was founded…

50th Anniversary

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60th Anniversary

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Opening Up Ceremonial Cut

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Water transfer rules won`t impact Lincoln – right now

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State rules making water transfers more difficult between basins will not impact Lincoln County or Lincolnton – for now, at least. Gov. Mike Easley signed into law a bill Aug. 31 that will add years to efforts to transfer water between cities and counties in North Carolina, a response to…