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Around Town 3/30/2011

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ORIENTATION The Lincolnton Campus of Gaston College is offering 4-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation classes for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. Upcoming class dates are April 2-5, and April 11-14. For more information, call (704) 922-2268. COMEDY GROUP “Chasing Parked Cars,” an improv…

Map for Lincoln County’s portion of trail approved

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has approved the map for the county’s portion of the Carolina Thread Trail. Commissioners approved the Thread Trail plan without the map Nov. 16, 2009. The trail will run through 15 counties in South Carolina and North Carolina. Some commissioners and residents had concerns…

Fundraiser benefiting man with cancer

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Friendly Chapel Church is hosting a fundraiser for a Cherryville man diagnosed with a rare bladder cancer. The benefit for Tim Roberson will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The church is selling baked spaghetti or lasagna, side salad, bread and…

‘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…

East Lincoln ministry in need of donations

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Normally, the donation bins at East Lincoln Christian Ministry are overflowing. But these days, they are barely filled to the top. “Most of the time, when you came in after the weekend, the bins would be full with stuff, but now, it’s not,” said Jo Anne Henley, coordinator of the…

Around Town 3/28/2011

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BLOOD DRIVES The following blood drives are available in the Lincolnton area this week: 11:30 a.m. — 4 p.m. today at CMC-Lincoln; 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. and 3:30 — 6 p.m. Tuesday at Gaston College/Lincoln campus. Call (704) 972-4700 for more information. ADJUSTMENT BOARD The Lincoln County Board of…

Notable News

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On Dec. 18, Jamie Alyssa Carpenter graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelor`s 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…

LEDA recognizes business milestones

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The Lincoln Economic Development Association honored longtime Lincoln County businesses Thursday. The Milestone Awards recognized businesses who have been in operation at least five years. The recipients, along with the number of years in operation, were as follows: • Kirk & Matz, five years • Sabo USA, five years •…

Chief of Cherryville Fire Department attends National Fire Service Summit

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One Gaston County fire chief recently attended the nation’s first National Volunteer Fire Service Summit in Washington, D.C. to address issues facing volunteer departments and other small combination operations. Chief Jeff Cash of the Cherryville Fire Department was one of 125 fire and emergency service leaders to attend the event.…

Taste of Hope to benefit young leukemia patient

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Taste of Hope, a fundraiser for an East Lincoln Middle School student battling cancer, takes place 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Red Fez Club at Lake Wylie. Gabby Villarreal is battling Leukemia. “We thought, ‘Let’s give people who want to come out food and some fun and…