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Engagement: Beam, Specht

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Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Dale Beam of Cherryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Christina Beam to Matthew Aaron Specht of Lincolnton. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of West Lincoln High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She received her MA…

Former pharmacist faces drug charges

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A former hospital pharmacist, accused of taking a controlled substance from his previous employer is facing charges from the State Bureau of Investigation. Travis Scott Reynolds, 25, of Maiden, was arrested Feb. 19 at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Reynolds, a former pharmacist at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, is accused of embezzling…

Wallet stolen from probation officer

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Lincolnton Police are on the lookout for a person who took a probation officer’s wallet and used her debit card. The victim told police that she had left her wallet under her desk Tuesday at the Probation and Parole Office on East Sycamore Street before heading to court, Sgt. Richard…

Monthly lunches come to an end

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A 15-year tradition that provided senior citizens with a meal for very little money has come to an end. Senior citizens would meet at Captain Pete’s the second Friday of every month for lunch. The seniors would pay $5 for the meal, plus tip. The lunch gatherings, “Wayne’s 2nd Friday…

Around Town 2/26/2010

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BARBECUE Pearl Baptist Church, located at 4657 N.C. 27 E., in Iron Station, will have its annual barbecue from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday. For more information or to place an order, call (704) 735-2038 or (704) 735-9679. Proceeds will benefit the less fortunate in the local…

Church Briefs

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FISH FRY St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will have a fish fry from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday during Lent. Takeout orders will be available. GOSPEL MUSIC The Lincolnton Gospel Music Singspiration will be held 7 p.m. Friday at the Citizen’s Center. For more information or to order tickets…

Love Memorial line-dancer retiring

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Love Memorial Elementary School’s physical education teacher loves to dance, and he’s passed on that love to his students. Johnny Colvard has been a P.E. teacher in Lincoln County schools since 1976. He’s been at Love Memorial since 1985 and has organized annual dance performances for 10 of the past…

Iron Station organizes own Olympics

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Iron Station Elementary School students have immersed themselves in the Olympics for the past two weeks. They’ve learned about the event’s history and the athletes competing in it today. They’ve kept tally of what countries have won what medals and tried to pick their favorite event. “I like skiing, snowboarding,…

Raised beds an easy way to garden

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension has held two workshops on raised bed gardening with maximum attendance. For those who couldn’t get a spot in either workshop, a third is planned for 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The event is free. “I think partly it’s…

Puddingstone to perform at Lincoln Cultural Center

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Puddingstone will bring its unique mixture of music to the Lincoln Cultural March 6. “We have all the way from Renaissance music to Americana, Celtic, folk, classical – it’s a mixed bag,” said Denise Yoder, a member of Puddingstone who lives in Lincolnton. “That’s really kind of why we think…