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Around Town 12/16/2009

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COAT/SWEATER DRIVE SAM Outreach and El Shaddai Full Gospel Church are accepting donations for their coat and sweater drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. New or lightly used clothing may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Friday at SAM’S Outreach, located at 114-B…

50th anniversary

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Louis and Barbara McConnell of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Oct. 18 at Boger City Baptist Church. They are the parents of Julie Spake of Lincolnton and the late Todd McConnell and wife Darlene. Grandchildren are Lauren Putnam and her husband Bradley and Andrea McConnell. Great-grandchild is Kirsten Leigh Putnam.…

50th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Burgin W. Goodson of Maiden celebrated their 50th 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…

Donations aid Christian Ministry

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is in the midst of its Christmas fundraising drive. The ministry provides emergency services to those in need. It also has a soup kitchen, a home meals delivery service and a nursing home ministry. The following donations have been made: n Boger City United Methodist…

Students brave cold weather to fight cancer

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Lincoln Charter School Students participated in the Talon Challenge “game ball run” for several reasons. Victoria Morgan, a sophomore, did it for her grandmother and grandfather, who died of lung and liver cancers, and her other grandmother, a breast cancer survivor. Sophomore Elena Fea, a member of the cross country…

Donations boost Christmas Closet effort

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Families will get a chance to shop for free holiday gifts at Westport Baptist Church’s second annual Christmas Closet Saturday. Donations have been pouring in steadily for this year’s Christmas closet, which was also held last Saturday. The Denver church uses a separate building for the event, filling each room…

Around Town 12/14/2009

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ELFD DONATIONS The East Lincoln Fire Department is collecting money for children who are less fortunate in an area school. The firefighters would like to take the children Christmas shopping and out to dinner. Donations may be dropped off at the fire department, located on South Pilot Knob Road in…

Business Center offers services, snacks, games

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Freddie Smith has recently opened Lincoln’s Business Center, in Lincolnton. Customers can send and receive faxes, make copies and automatic teller machine (ATM) transactions. They can also use the computers to surf the Internet, check e-mail or play games. Snacks and beverages are available for customers too. To play the…

Willow Creek wins first place

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High Shoals man set for trial in slaying of his girlfriend

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HIGH SHOALS (AP) — A High Shoals man charged with killing his girlfriend in their home two years ago while six children were inside is going to trial. The Gaston Gazette reports jury selection was set to begin this morning in the murder case against 33-year-old Lindsey Morgan. The High…