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South Fork VFD to receive $29,039

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A grant through the Department of Homeland Security was recently awarded to the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department, and fire officials say the money will be used to purchase new equipment. The amount of $29,039 will be used for the purchase of safety equipment that includes a thermal imaging camera,…

Around Town 6/28/2010

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85th ANNIVERSARY Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, 318 W. Ballard St., in Cherryville, will celebrate its 85th anniversary at 7 p.m. Thursday. Gospel singing group, The Kingsmen, will perform. For more information, call the church office at (704) 435-6934 or visit www.cherryville.mmc.com. GASTON FIREWORKS The City of Cherryville will hold a…

Around Town 6/25/2010

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Boger City 15-19 year old Dixie Majors baseball team will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday at Fatz Cafe to benefit the team’s trip to the state tournament in Burgaw. PORKER RUN The Fourth Annual Driven By Grace Porker Run to benefit Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County…

Church Activities

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CORAL PARK VBS Coral Park Baptist Church will have a Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight. APPRECIATION Light House Ministry, 1816 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will have a pastor appreciation service 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Guest Speakers include the Rev. Jacuelyn Elliot of Mt.…

Tindall’s Professional Photography moves to owner’s home

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J.J. Tindall decided to open a photography studio in Lincolnton four years ago. But last month, he moved the business, Tindall’s Professional Photography, to his home in Iron Station. Tindall wanted to spend more time with his family. His wife and co-owner, Brandy, handles the administrative side of the business.…

Cub Scouts brave heat at day camp

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At the Piedmont Council Cub Scout Day Camp held this week in Betty G. Ross Park, boys braved the blistering heat, shot BB guns, went swimming and earned badges. “We learn some character skills,” said Debbie Heafner, director of the camp. “We learn about respect. We learn about cooperation. This…

Alive After Five

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Pirate party

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Dramatic response to teen’s fund drive for Humane Society

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Christina Famulari’s donation drive for The Humane Society of Lincoln County brought in more donations that she expected. Famulari, of Denver, organized the donation drive as part of her efforts to earn the Girl Scouts’ Silver Award. She also volunteered at PetSmart’s adoption events. The North Lincoln High School freshman…

Cruise-in lets friends enjoy vintage cars

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Every Thursday evening, you will find a group of people sitting in front of Lakeshore Barbecue, sipping sweet iced tea and admiring dozens of shiny, vintage cars. “We’re all friends and we have one thing in common — old cars,” Jack Martin said. The Alexis resident is one of the…