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New group to enjoy low-stress bicycling

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Bicycle enthusiasts are meeting in Lincolnton on Monday nights for casual exercise and social mingling. Chafin Rhyne and Tim Cloninger are leading the Shorts and T-Shirt Bicycle Rides through August. The 15-mile route starts and ends at First Federal Bank in Lincolnton with an average pace of 12-15 miles per…

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…

Downtown Dream Date winner

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Supporting Tuesdays for Tots

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Notable News

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Jamie Alyssa Carpenter graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville Dec. 18 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in management with a concentration in business management and administration. Jamie is a 2007 graduate of West Lincoln High School and is the daughter of Fred Carpenter and Susan Payseur…

Pet of the Week

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Auction, food and gambling to raise Relay for Life funds

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Relay for Life of East Lincoln County Team Fishing for a Cure is hoping its largest fundraiser last year will prove to be a success again tomorrow. Last year, Casino Night at Safari Miles raised $5,000 for Team Fishing for a Cure. The proceeds were donated to the American Cancer…

‘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…