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Firefighters help with Angel Tree

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Parents and children bombarded through the Wal-Mart doors, looking for their names on cardboard signs held up by uniformed East Lincoln firefighters standing beside dozens of shopping carts. Among the eager shoppers were Virginia Jones and her five children, Evonte Shuford, 7, Yolanda Shuford, 5, Devarius Shuford, 3, Laseana Palmer,…

ELCM aids needy families at Christmas

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Alicia Johnson wants her daughter to have a good Christmas this year. She has tried her best to make the holiday memorable. The Denver resident and her 3-year-old daughter made ornaments out of Play-Doh to hang on their tree, listened to classic Christmas tunes and visited Santa Claus. Last week,…

Around Town 12/23/2009

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MEETING CANCELLED The Lake Norman Covekeepers, which meets the fourth Thursday of each month, will not meet this month because of the holiday season. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249. CHRISTMAS PARTY The middle and senior high UMYF Christmas Party will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. this evening…

70th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Burgin W. Goodson of Maiden celebrated their 70th anniversary Nov. 25. They are the parents of Kermit and Diane Goodson of Maiden and Yvonne Cromer of Lincolnton. Grandchildren are John Comer III, Linda C. Goodson, Laura Cromer, Emily Walmsley and Amy Hauck. Great-grandchildren are Matthew Goodson, Daniel…

Community effort repairs home

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For the past few years, Cynthia Dellinger has not put up a Christmas tree. “The house was so ugly and dirty,” she said. “I didn’t have the room either. I was so disheartened. I knew my tree would be pretty, but my house was so ugly.” Dellinger has lived in…

Around Town 12/21/2009

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MEETING CANCELLED The Lake Norman Covekeepers, which meets the fourth Thursday of each month, will not meet this month because of the holiday season. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249. H1N1 VACCINES The Lincoln County Health Department will offer free H1N1 vaccines for all residents ages 6…

60th reunion

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Wedding: Messer, Nantz

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Melissa Elizabeth Messer and Calvin Jackson “Trey” Nantz, III, Esq. were married on October 24, 2009 at 5:00 in the evening at First United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. The Reverend Ann Self officiated. Dinner and dancing immediately followed at a reception hosted by the bride’s parents at CenterStage at…

Engagement: Gantt, Wilson

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Tiffany Mychel Gantt and Christopher James Wilson announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride is the daughter of Michael E. Gantt and Cathi R. Killian of Vale. She is a 1992 graduate of West Lincoln High School. The groom is the son of Jim and Phyllis Wilson of Maiden.…

Firefighters offer holiday safety tips

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The holiday season is here and where there is joy in stringing lights on the Christmas tree comes the potential to start a fire. Firefighters from the City of Lincolnton are asking citizens to be more cautious during the holidays because of the increased risk to start a fire. “As…