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Barefoot skiers ignore cold feet

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Frigid temperatures could not keep barefoot skiers off Lake Norman on New Year’s Day. Eighteen men, from teenagers to grandfathers, braved the 45-degree weather to participate in Carolina Show Ski Team’s 32nd annual New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge at Lake Norman Marina. Dressed in wetsuits with built-in floatation devices, the…

Around Town 1/4/2010

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CONFERENCE Gospel Way Baptist Church, located at 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road in Cherryville, will have an Old Paths Conference beginning 7 p.m. this evening and Tuesday. Dr. Tony Hutson will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (704) 445-8420, 1-866-356-3219 or visit www.gospelwayonline.org. RELAY FOR LIFE The Lincolnton Relay…

Bollinger, Harris Engagement

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Ms. Jo Ann Harrison of Lincolnton, and family announce the engagement of Miss Pamela Marie Bollinger to Mr. Kevin Christopher Harris, son of Ricky and Teresa Harris of Denver. Pamela is also the daughter of Mr. Larry Wayne Bollinger of Lincolnton. Pamela graduated from Lincolnton High School in 2001. She…

Daughters organize race in fathers’ memory

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For Natalie Wiseman and Whitney Beaver, a strong friendship blossomed out of the saddest time in their lives. “When her dad passed away, I went out to her house that night, and we just became friends,” said Natalie of Whitney. Natalie’s father had passed away in January 2007, Whitney’s in…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST BENEFIT Bethel Baptist Church will have a breakfast benefit from 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome to attend. FIRST SUNDAY LUNCH Crouse United Methodist Church, located at N.C. 150 West, will have a luncheon from Noon until 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The meal is available for dine-in or carry-out. Proceeds…

Southpaw Technology moves to new site

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Madyson Millard thinks her husband, Scott, is a genius when it comes to repairing computers. “You see people walk out of here so happy,” she said. “They came in here unhappy, so miserable and so frustrated that they just want to throw their computers out the window.” “They come in…

Richard brings grooming skills to Prestigious Petz

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If you ask Brad Richard what he enjoys most about his new job, the answer is easy for him. “I get to play with dogs all day,” he said. “How could you not have fun playing with dogs all day?” Richard recently opened Prestigious Petz, a grooming salon and cageless…

Lincoln man charged in Cherryville break-in

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A Lincolnton man was arrested Christmas Eve after he allegedly stole more than $4,000 metal from a Cherryville business. Terry Allen Varner, 35, of 1660 N.C. 182, is accused of breaking into JBC Enterprise and taking material estimated at $4,300, said Lt. Mike Allred of the Cherryville Police Department. The…

Around Town 1/1/2010

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OBSERVATORY The Lucile Miller Observatory, located at the Maiden Middle School campus, will be open for public observing beginning 7 p.m. this evening. Weather permitting, the group will observe the Moon, Jupiter and the first glimpse of Mars. Visitors are encouraged to bring their telescopes. For more information, contact Jeff…

New owners to reopen gym as The Rock Fitness

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As 2010 approaches, people are making resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. The Rock Fitness can help make that goal a reality. Chip Stewart owns All-American Fitness in Lincolnton and Statesville and LKN Athletic Club in Denver. Recently, he and his wife, Angie, went into a partnership with Jerry and…