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Maiden High School students want to slow down use of r-word

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Today, hundreds of Maiden High School students will sign a pledge to “Spread the Word to End the R-Word.” “Our Varsity Blue members will be taking a stand to raise awareness of how harmful using the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded’ can be,” Maiden High School Athletic Director, Butch Parker said.…

Around Town 3/1/2010

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HEALTH MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road, Lincolnton. QUILT GUILD The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from 10 a.m. until Noon, Wednesday in the Lincoln County Senior Center, located at 511…

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…

Apple Festival T-shirt competition

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival is holding a contest to select the design for the official 2010 Apple Festival T-shirt. The top designer will receive a $200 prize and their design will be featured on the shirt. The second place artist will receive a $100 prize and the third place…

NC Chamber president offers upbeat message

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N.C. Chamber of Commerce President Lew Ebert brought a positive message to Lincoln County residents and business owners this week. “I am optimistic about North Carolina’s resilience, about our potential to emerge from this economic storm stronger and better than we even were before,” he said. “Make no mistake about…

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…