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Around Town 4/1/2011

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ANNUAL BEAUTY DAY The 2nd Annual Beauty Day will be 6:30 p.m. today at the Courtyard Marriott hotel, 1856 Remount Road, Gastonia. The program will feature beauty consultations, fashion show, vendors, food, prizes, and a special guest. Admission is $12, with friend admitted for $10. ROBERSON BENEFIT Friendly Chapel Church…

Aunt and niece partner to open bakery

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Patti Hegler found her niece, Amy Helms, through Facebook six months ago and quickly discovered that they both loved baking. After spending years making cakes for friends and family, the two relatives decided to go into business together. Last week, they opened Carolina Bakery & Cafй in Denver. Neither one…

Family opens new bargain retail store

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Paul Burgess and his family opened Poarch Bargains after their construction business was taking them away from Lincolnton. Burgess and his family had to go outside Lincoln County for construction jobs. They wanted to find work closer to home. Two weeks ago, Burgess and his wife, Tammy, his sister, Christa…

Around Town 3/30/2011

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ORIENTATION The Lincolnton Campus of Gaston College is offering 4-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation classes for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. Upcoming class dates are April 2-5, and April 11-14. For more information, call (704) 922-2268. COMEDY GROUP “Chasing Parked Cars,” an improv…

Map for Lincoln County’s portion of trail approved

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has approved the map for the county’s portion of the Carolina Thread Trail. Commissioners approved the Thread Trail plan without the map Nov. 16, 2009. The trail will run through 15 counties in South Carolina and North Carolina. Some commissioners and residents had concerns…

Fundraiser benefiting man with cancer

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Friendly Chapel Church is hosting a fundraiser for a Cherryville man diagnosed with a rare bladder cancer. The benefit for Tim Roberson will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The church is selling baked spaghetti or lasagna, side salad, bread and…

‘Up close’ bluegrass festival promotes regional music

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Those attending the Darin and Brooke Aldridge Music Festival can listen to bluegrass while raising funds for the Catawba Valley Music Revival. “It’s a very quaint, small, family-type festival,” said Linda Hunsucker, general manager of the Catawba Valley Music Revival, a nonprofit group that promotes bluegrass and sponsors youth bands…

East Lincoln ministry in need of donations

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Normally, the donation bins at East Lincoln Christian Ministry are overflowing. But these days, they are barely filled to the top. “Most of the time, when you came in after the weekend, the bins would be full with stuff, but now, it’s not,” said Jo Anne Henley, coordinator of the…

Students showcasing service learning project

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Members of the Lincoln Charter School’s Leadership Institute will be showcasing their service learning project at the National Service Learning Conference. Lincoln Charter is sending 24 high school students, including 10 members of the Institute, to the conference April 6 to 9 in Atlanta, Ga. Michelle Gavel and Vic Griffin…

Around Town 3/28/2011

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BLOOD DRIVES The following blood drives are available in the Lincolnton area this week: 11:30 a.m. — 4 p.m. today at CMC-Lincoln; 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. and 3:30 — 6 p.m. Tuesday at Gaston College/Lincoln campus. Call (704) 972-4700 for more information. ADJUSTMENT BOARD The Lincoln County Board of…