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Polar plunge raises money for Hospice

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Twelve souls braved the frigid 40-degree waters of Lake Norman on Saturday in memory of a Denver firefighter’s late wife. The Denver Fire Department conducted its second annual Polar Plunge in honor of firefighter Frank Shupe’s wife Lisa, who lost her battle with cancer this past October. The event was…

Upcoming race may help promote fitness

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It is not uncommon for people to make New Year’s resolutions, particularly regarding their health, and then let them fall by the wayside. East Lincoln High School is hoping its upcoming Valentine’s Day 5K and Fun Run will inspire some people to get back on track with their healthy resolutions.…

Around Town 1/17/2011

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CITY OF LINCOLNTON PLANNING BOARD The City of Lincolnton Planning Board meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. This meeting is open to the public. BOARD OF EDUCATION The Board of Education meeting that was rescheduled due to inclement weather will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the…

Extension program provides financial guide for women

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A diverse group of women completed Money Talk, a Financial Guide for Women through North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Here’s what they are talking about: “I feel more confident asking financial questions. The workbook is essential.” “I signed up for retirement savings at work and understood the options better.” “I showed…

Payseur, Mackie Engagement

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Caroline Beth Payseur and Patrick Russell Mackie announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Caroline is the daughter of Carroll and Janice Payseur of Lincolnton. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007 with a BA in History and Political Science and from Wake Forest School of Law in 2010 with a…

Looking for a few great pies

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Pie Day organizers are seeking pie makers and their recipes. “It can be any type of pie recipe,” said Melinda Houser with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “It can be vegetable, meat, sweet.” Pie Day takes place noon Jan. 25 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Participants can still sign…

Schedule for MLK events

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Lincoln County’s Martin Luther King Day activities kick off 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Sunday’s program includes a message from Dr. Joy Moore, associate professor of African American Studies at Duke University, as well as music from the Lincoln County Community Choir. A breakfast will be held…

Around Town 1/14/2011

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WLHS REGISTRATIONS Registrations are underway for the Little Miss West Lincoln, Miss West Lincoln High School, and Mr. West Lincoln pageants. The first deadline is Jan. 15. The Little Miss West Lincoln pageant is for girls from any part of Lincoln County through 8th grade. The Miss West Lincoln High…

Ride-A-Bike marks thirty years

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Charles Chafin Rhyne wanted a simple life — a house, a wood stove, a dog and his own business, now known as Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shoppe. Thirty years later, Rhyne still has his bicycle shop and it’s still located in downtown Lincolnton, beside his former business, Fausto’s, now owned by Mariah…

New coffee shop opens on NC 16

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JR and Susan Hearld originally planned to open a furniture consignment shop, but instead, they opened a coffee shop. “We had prayed about it and we didn’t have a clear vision and then when this door opened for the coffee shop, everything just fell into place,” JR Hearld said. The…