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Stitchin’ Babes take up purple hat project for CMC newborns

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On a Tuesday, you will find the Stitchin’ Babes chatting and knitting at 36th Street Bakery & Catering in Lincolnton. The ladies, mostly hailing from Lincoln and Gaston counties, knit and crochet their own projects. But now, they have begun working together on a special project for Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln.…

United Way pushing for $355K by year’s end

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The United Way of Lincoln County hopes to reach its campaign goal of $355,000 by Dec. 31. So far, $80,598 has been raised through the Pacesetter’s Campaign, which is 8 percent more than pacesetters raised last year. “Pacesetters went really, really well,” said Yerby Ray, executive director of the United…

WLHS 40th reunion

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Speaker talks about fight against cancer

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For almost 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Rita Harmon-Law has been a part of that movement for the past 10 years. She is ACS’s mission delivery director for Western North Carolina. On Wednesday, Harmon-Law was…

Maiden woman killed in Fla. crash

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Maiden woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash after getting out of her car to flag down help along a Cape Canaveral road. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 39-year-old Tammy Chester, of Maiden, N.C., was apparently trying to get help for her husband,…

Church Activities

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REVIVAL Greater Works Full Gospel Ministeries, 2543-A E. Main St., Lincolnton, will hold a revival 7 p.m. this evening. Minister Leslie Williamson of Danner’s Chapel FBH Church in Roaring River will be the guest speaker. CONFERENCE Macedonia Baptist Church, 5286 N.C. 150 E., Lincolnton, will hold an evangelism conference beginning…

Around Town 10/22/2010

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COFFEE FOR KOMEN Fausto Coffee, located in downtown Lincolnton, will donate 10 percent of its sales today to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. YARD AND FOOD SALE St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church, 148 St. Dorothy’s Lane, Lincolnton, will hold a yard and food sale from 7 a.m. until Noon, Saturday. Proceeds…

Contest winners announced

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The 2010 Paul C. Rhyne County-Wide Art Competition is now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show features a mixture of contemporary and traditional art representing a variety of techniques, created by local Lincoln County artist. Work will be displayed in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane Galleries of…

Veteran starting Last Man’s Club

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A World War II veteran hopes to form a club so people like himself have a place for reminiscing. “We’ll talk about old times or the war or whatever they want to talk about,” said Jim Leatherman, 84, of Lincolnton. “That’s what I’m trying to do is get them together.”…

Service honoring Confederate soldier

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A memorial service honoring a Lincoln County Confederate soldier will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale. Solomon Workman was born July 4, 1842 and died May 7, 1897. He spent most of his life as a farmer in the Vale area. He joined Company E,…