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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…

Pet of the Week

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Around Town 3/25/2011

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BBQ SALE First Wesleyan Church, 115 Bonview Avenue in Lincolnton, has a BBQ sale 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. today. Cost $8.00 per plate. Delivery in town with minimum of 5 plates; outside of town with a minimum of 10 plates. Call (704) 735-4956 for more information. MUSIC MAKERS Lincoln…

Church Activities

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LENT DINNERS St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will host a fish dinner every Friday during Lent, ending April 15. Dinners will be 5:30 – 7 p.m. and cost is $7. For more information, call (704) 735-0063. MEN’S CONFERENCE God’s Kingdom Builders will have a men’s conference at Holy Jerusalem Church, 800…

The Perfect Spot in Lincolnton offers trendy clothing at consignment prices

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Tomika Weaver has moved her consignment shop, The Perfect Spot, from Hickory to Lincolnton. Most of Weaver’s customers hailed from Lincolnton and Cherryville. She opened the shop in downtown Lincolnton March 21 after spending three years in Hickory. “I wanted to be closer to my customer base, and I’ve been…

Bank issues first loan under new federal program

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Carolina Trust Bank in Lincolnton has issued the nation’s first loan under a new program designed to bolster business lending. The loan was issued under the North Carolina Capital Access Program, a federally funded program, which is part of the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center. North Carolina was one…

Fite, Huss Engagement

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Kayla Leann Fite of Shelby, N.C. and Nathaniel Keith Huss of Lawndale, N.C. announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kayla is the daughter of Steve and JoAnn Fite of Shelby, N.C. She is a 2008 graduate of Crest High School and currently attends Gardner-Webb University, majoring in nursing, with a…

Maiden High School’s 50th Reunion

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Community project to help feed hungry

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Recently, a group came together to discuss the possibility of growing more food for Christian Ministry of Lincoln County in Lincolnton and East Lincoln Christian Ministry in Denver. While both of these ministries receive some donations of local produce during the growing season, they indicated at the meeting that they…