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County likely to give YMCA four acres

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County commissioners gave preliminary approval Monday to donate four acres adjacent to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln in Lincolnton to the Lincoln County Family YMCA. The undeveloped land next to the hospital parking lot on Gamble Drive would serve as an expansion of the Lincolnton YMCA facility. If approved, the site would…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Chamber networking lunch The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7 at the East Lincoln Community Center. Speakers will include Department of Transportation officials Mike Holder and Jackie McSwain. Cost is $11 for members and guests and…

Festival begins Friday

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The 18th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is just around the corner. “The festival is always a lot of fun for everyone in this community,” said Diana Beam, assistant director of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce. “We had over 10,000 people attend last year.” The two-day event will have music, games,…

Camera’s lens doesn’t miss Cherryville

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Cherryville isn’t Hollywood, but, in this area, it may be the next best thing. Some may remember a 2006 Hamburger Helper commercial featuring a Cherryville family. Others may recall a Toyota commercial filmed in downtown Cherryville. And now, there’s the possibility that more camera crews might descend upon the northwest…

Ribbons stylists have decades of doing hair

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If you are looking for a trendy new cut, Ribbons Hair Salon will make you feel like a star. Sisters Kathi Mauney and Katrina Burch have been serving customers in the Cherryville area for more 20 years. Mauney says that she “has always enjoyed styling hair” but decided to pursue…

Around Town 4/21/2008

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CONSTITUENT DAY Sen. Elizabeth Dole will send a representative from her western office to meet with her Lincoln County constituents from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday in the Commissioners’ Room on the third floor of the Citizens Center. Constituents are invited to hold individual meetings to discuss concerns with…

Egg-cellent

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Rising Sun’s Mugathon is Tuesday

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Rising Sun Pottery will be selling mugs for mutts and cups for cats 5 p.m. Tuesday at the studio on South Academy Street in Lincolnton. For $10, customers at the 11th annual Mugathon will get a free drink and homemade dessert and the mug or cup of their choice. Fifty…

800 participate in InAsMuch

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At least 800 people participated in Saturday’s Operation InAsMuch, a community outreach program that had people helping others through such activities as mowing lawns, painting houses, feeding inmates and visiting nursing homes. Individuals ages 18 months to 92 years took part in the event, which was held statewide for the…

Cancer fundraiser

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