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Missing boy found unharmed

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CHERRYVILLE — A 12-year-old child reported missing from school at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, was found unharmed on Tuesday. Cherryville police were notified on Monday that the boy was missing from John Chavis Middle School. The five-foot, 92-pound boy had had last been seen leaving the school. Authorities set…

Goodwill store seeks volunteers

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A local non-profit organization is asking for residents’ help. Lincolnton’s Goodwill retail store needs volunteers to help sort donated clothing and household items, hang clothing on hangers, display clothing on sales racks, organize sales displays and help donors with donations. The store, located at 510 Vaughn Way in Lincolnton, is…

Still `Fit` after all this time

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Fit Dimension is celebrating their 11-year anniversary and is opening their doors to the local community. During the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 4, the community can come and experience a the facility for free. This is being done also in honor of the great athletes of the Olympic…

ELPAC to continue interviews

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee (ELPAC) is gearing up for another set of candidate interviews after completing meetings with Republican candidates for county commissioner. “We hope to be able to identify the good and qualified candidates to help educate the voter,” Judy Browne, chairwoman of ELPAC, said. “One of…

Safety Dance

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Erin Atkinson, 6, dances with the WLON tiger Saturday at the Lincoln County SAFE KIDS Coalition’s car seat check at Griffin Buick Pontiac GMC Truck Dealership of Lincolnton. SAFE KIDS is a non-profit organization that strives to educate and assist the community with injury prevention and is funded by donations…

School Board approves fire hydrant for Love Memorial

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Love Memorial Elementary School will soon be safer for students if the Board of Education follows the recommendation of one of its committees. Milton Sain, chief of Crouse’s volunteer fire department, spoke before the board at its July meeting about the elementary school’s need for an additional fire hydrant. “The…

Indian Creek Club plans Open House

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Indian Creek Tennis and Swim Club will hold its first Open House and Tennis Exhibition this week. The event will start Wednesday and run till Saturday, owner and resident tennis pro Don Campbell said. The four-day event will be composed of daily tennis events that will lead up to the…

FSA plans committee elections

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Farmers and farm owners in Gaston and Lincoln counties are urged to submit nominating petitions for the local farmer elected FSA county committee election. Farmers in the Gaston county communities of Riverbend, Gastonia, South Point and Crowder’s Mountain can nominate a candidate to represent them on the five person FSA…

Gift from BellSouth

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Ron Fairbanks, president of the North Carolina State Volunteers, gives Victoria Walker, principal of Battleground Elementary School, a gift card for teaching supplies on Thursday morning. Steve Zickafoose, assistant superintendent for business affairs looks on. The Foothills Council of the BellSouth Pioneers provided a $50 gift card to 40 teachers…

Friends are for networking

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It was a lesson in networking for networkers. Denise Ryan of Firestar, a consulting business that offers seminars on the subject, offered the dos and don’ts of attending a networking luncheon even as the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce members were holding just such an event Wednesday. It’s much more…