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East Lincoln Community Garden Club plans annual spring plant sale

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The East Lincoln Community Garden Club is hosting its Fifth Annual Spring Plant Sale this Saturday. Hardy perennials, roses, shrubs, fruit and vegetable varieties, including herbs, will be available. Kim’s Kitchen will have cinnamon rolls and breads for sale. Besides Kim’s Kitchen, other vendors for the event are: Shagreen Nursery…

Activities focus on Y groundbreaking

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This weekend will be slammed with activities focused on Sally’s Y, the much-anticipated facility expected to open in January. The ground-breaking ceremony will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. It will start off with a blessing and keynote addresses from David and Jo Clark and Andy Calhoun. Family activities,…

DABA prepares for 2nd Taste of Denver event

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The Denver Area Business Association (DABA) is gearing up for its second annual Taste of Denver event on April 29. The event has enough space for 26 vendors and six restaurants. As of last week, 17 vendors and three restaurants had reserved spots. Vendors will get a chance to meet…

Around Town 4/21/2010

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TRI-COUNTY REVIVAL A tri-county revival will be held 7 p.m. tonight at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church, located at 3032 Wesleyan Church Road in Lincolnton. BARBECUE Covenant Bible Church, located at 2168 Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Proceeds will benefit…

Around Town 4/19/2010

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PAGEANT Today is the last day to register for the Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the mini-park gazebo in downtown Cherryville. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Fund. For more information or to register, call (704) 827-7277 or visit missgastoniapageant.com…

Nichols, Prather Engagement

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Michele Lin Nichols and Robert Chesley Prather of Gastonia happily announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Michele is the daughter of Ms. Marta Price of Charlotte, and Richard Teixeira of Oroville, Calif. She is a graduate of West Mecklenburg High School and graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with an…

Raby, McKenzie Engagement

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Samantha Lynn Raby and David Brian McKenzie announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Samantha is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Raby of Denver. She is a graduate of East Lincoln High School. She is employed with Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat in Huntersville. David is the son…

McGee, Pope Engagement

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Rachael Nicole McGee and Joshua Garland Pope announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Rachael is the daughter of David and Lisa Barker and Ashley and Sara McGee of Tuscaloosa, Ala. She is a 2007 graduate of The University of Alabama with a degree in Communication Disorders. She also received a…

Collector the unofficial High Shoals historian

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Steve Bailey likes to explore the unknown and the almost forgotten. His office beneath Drum’s Florist in downtown Lincolnton is filled with maps from his days of discovering caves and historic pictures from his native High Shoals. His collections also include carbine lamps, animal skulls and rocks. He even has…

100-year-old house receives recognition

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When Dee Nachamie first bought a 100-year old house to serve as her law offices, she was filled with indecision. “I struggled with wanting to retain the character of the house because I love old houses, but a the same time, I wanted to do what would be the cost-effective…