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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…

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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…

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…

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…