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Around Town 7/5/2010

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STORY TIME The Gaston County Public Library will hold story time for child ages 3-6. Story time will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Florence Soule Shanklin branch in Denver, 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Cherryville branch, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Charles R. Jonas branch in Lincolnton and…

Smith, Setzer Engagement

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Kelly Amanda Smith and William Aaron Setzer announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kelly is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Smith of Cherryville. She is a 2003 graduate of Cherryville High School and a 2007 graduate of N.C. State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political…

Jolley, Tadlock Engagement

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Kara Jolley and Nick Tadlock announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kara is the daughter of Doug and Shelia Jolley of Denver. She is a 1996 graduate of East Lincoln High School and a 2008 graduate of Gaston College. She works as an RN with Novant Health. Nick is the…

City Council makes way for haunted houses

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The Lincolnton City Council has approved an amendment to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that will allow haunted attractions. During Thursday’s council meeting, Denise Propst requested the amendment change, which will apply to the general manufacturing and commercial district of the UDO. Propst will be seeking approval from the…

Houser honored

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YMCA campers enjoy summer fun

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Rebecca Neeley was looking forward to a field trip Friday. She was going to pan for gold in Charlotte, along with dozens of other kids as part of the Lincoln County YMCA’s summer camps. “That’s going to be the best field trip,” Neeley said. “I’m going to take as many…

50th anniversary

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Don and Linda Smith of Vale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 26. They are the parents of Chad Smith and wife Becky of Vale and Myra Stallings and husband Seth of Oxford. Grandchildren are Dylan, Camille and Callie Smith of Vale and Josh Stallings of Oxford. Don and Linda…

Rags for Wags helps animals in need

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Savannah Costner is collecting blankets and towels for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. The Lincolnton High School senior started her efforts, Rags for Wags, three weeks ago. Already, she has collected close to 100 towels, blankets and bath rugs for the shelter’s cats and dogs. Costner started the donation drive…

Around Town 7/2/2010

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GASTON FIREWORKS The City of Cherryville will hold a Fourth of July Celebration from 6-10 p.m. tonight at the Downtown Mini-Park with music by Jim Quick and the Coastline Band. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket. PARADE WALK The Maiden Fourth of…

Local league a big benefit

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A Lincoln County girls summer basketball league, which began a year ago, has steadily grown to include the local surrounding area. The idea was to include Lincoln County teams in a five-week league in which the ladies basketball programs play two games a day on Mondays and Tuesdays in the…