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50th Anniversary

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Roy and Shelby Messer Coffey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 23. They were honored at a reception March 22 at First Baptist Church. Their children, Brenda Coffey and Alan Coffey and his wife, Rita Sipe Coffey, all of Lincolnton, hosted the event. They are the grandparents of Hannah Coffey,…

Bond would help Kiser, Love, Union

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The proposed school bond referendum would grant a total of $665,000 to Kiser Intermediate, Love Memorial Elementary and Union Elementary. Although these schools would receive far fewer funds than many other schools in the district, principals said they are excited about the possibility of any upgrades. Kiser will receive a…

ROTC students at West Lincoln go to boot camp

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Navy ROTC students at West Lincoln High School recently had a true military experience: boot camp. From March 24 to 28, students traveled to the Marine base at Parris Island, S.C., to “play war games,” as their instructor, Lt. Cmdr. Karl Jordan, put it. “We pretty much got treated like…

Signed on, and with passion

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Charles Mize’s passion for computers was born out of another passion. “I was looking for a computer because I always loved to write,” Mize said of his first foray into the world of modern technology. Mize, president of the Computer Users Group of Lincolnton, recalls looking for a computer at…

Education Briefs

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PALADIN SALES DOWN The 2007-08 ‘Paladin,’ North Lincoln High School’s nationally acclaimed yearbook, is available, and sales are at an all-time low. Books are preordered and can be purchased from any yearbook staff member in the yearbook room for $75. The staff member who sells the largest number of yearbooks…

Around Town 4/11/2008

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MEETING The Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Gen. William J. Hoke Camp 1616, will have its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Monday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. YARD SALE A multifamily yard sale will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at 1040 Flint Street. DOG WASH The Lincolnton Animal…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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POKER RUN Reach Out Orphanage Ministries will have a Reach Out Poker Run beginning at 10 a.m. April 19. Registration will be at Carolina Harley-Davidson in Gastonia, with other stops including Zipper’s in Lincolnton and Iron Thunder Saloon in Hickory. The cost is $25 per person/per poker hand. Those who…

Grand opening at Beef O’Brady’s

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Growing through art

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Color and the creative expression of children has filled the galleries at the Lincoln Cultural Center. A Place to Grow’s annual art show will run through April 18. It features the work of the school’s students, many of whom have special needs. Creating art serves as a learning tool and…

Country store to have grand opening

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Cold Springs Country Store’s grand opening celebration will include bluegrass music, dulcimer demonstrations, the “Bottle Brothers” with their antique bottles and, of course, a new country store full of old things. The grand opening is 7 a.m. Saturday at 2018 Fox Creek Trail. It will be an all-day event. The…