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Around Town 4/21/2010

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TRI-COUNTY REVIVAL A tri-county revival will be held 7 p.m. tonight at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church, located at 3032 Wesleyan Church Road in Lincolnton. BARBECUE Covenant Bible Church, located at 2168 Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Proceeds will benefit…

Woman charged in leg injury to infant

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A Lincolnton woman is facing criminal charges after an X-ray revealed that her 2-month-old baby had a fractured leg. On Sunday, the mother took her child to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln with the complaint of a hurt left leg, Sheriff’s Detective Seth Bailey said. An X-ray showed that the child suffered…

Around Town 4/19/2010

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PAGEANT Today is the last day to register for the Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the mini-park gazebo in downtown Cherryville. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Fund. For more information or to register, call (704) 827-7277 or visit missgastoniapageant.com…

Nichols, Prather Engagement

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Michele Lin Nichols and Robert Chesley Prather of Gastonia happily announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Michele is the daughter of Ms. Marta Price of Charlotte, and Richard Teixeira of Oroville, Calif. She is a graduate of West Mecklenburg High School and graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with an…

Raby, McKenzie Engagement

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Samantha Lynn Raby and David Brian McKenzie announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Samantha is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Raby of Denver. She is a graduate of East Lincoln High School. She is employed with Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat in Huntersville. David is the son…

McGee, Pope Engagement

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Rachael Nicole McGee and Joshua Garland Pope announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Rachael is the daughter of David and Lisa Barker and Ashley and Sara McGee of Tuscaloosa, Ala. She is a 2007 graduate of The University of Alabama with a degree in Communication Disorders. She also received a…

Bluegrass festival Saturday

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The CC Spring Fest Bluegrass Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary 11 a.m. Saturday at Cross Country Campground in Denver. For the past five years, the festival has taken place in Denver. This year, seven bands will be performing with an estimated 600 people attending. “It’s just good entertainment,”…

South Fork VFD gets grant for equipment

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The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department was recently awarded a $250 grant through the Firefighters Charitable Foundation of New York. The Firefighters Charitable Foundation is national organization dedicated to supporting volunteer fire departments and assisting disaster victims, according to its Web site. The grant will be used to purchase audio…

Copper wire thefts being investigated

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Authorities are seeking information after three heating and air units were stripped of copper late last month. Lincoln County sheriff’s detectives say that sometime between March 20 and March 23 copper was stripped from two units on Forney Hill in Denver. In an unrelated case, copper was also taken from…

School Board moves to shore up finances

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The Lincoln County Board of Education made moves to raise money and save money at its April meeting Wednesday night. The board approved a 90-day non-binding agreement with Power Partners Mastec/ American Solar Integrators. The company is interested in leasing school space for the production of solar power. If the…