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Vale Christmas tree farm also offers blueberry picking

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Henry Helms is best known for his Christmas Tree farm, but this summer, he has something new up his sleeve. Helms Christmas Tree Farm in Vale recently opened its blueberry patch to the public. “We have 100-200 bushes of blueberries, and they are just coming in now,” Helms said. “Just…

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 6/30/2010

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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. HEALTH MEETING The Way and Truth Restoration Center, 208…

Retirement leads to consignment career

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Donna Horton was looking for something to do in her spare time after retirement. “I had too much free time and I wanted to do something I enjoyed,” the Lincolnton resident said. Earlier this month, Horton opened D’s Clothing Consignments, which sells gently used clothing and accessories for men, women…

Five generations

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Proud preschoolers

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Engagement: Kluttz, Kiser

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Lydia Nicole Kluttz and Joshua Craig Kiser announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Lydia is the daughter of Hal and Margie Kluttz of Lincolnton. She graduated from Gardner-Webb University with an AA in Nursing and a BS in Psychology. She is currently studying for state boards to receive her nursing…

Robbery suspect arrested

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A 35-year-old man is facing criminal charges after authorities say he robbed two East Lincoln businesses nearly three months ago. Harold Lee McCoy Jr., has been charged with the March 31 robberies of the Aldi and Rite-Aid stores near Lowesville, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. McCoy is accused…

ELHS cheerleaders lead three-day camp

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ABOVE: East Lincoln Mustangs cheerleader Brooklyn Elms and camper Hannah practice their cheer routine together Wednesday. BELOW: Emily (left) and MaKayla are hoisted in the air by their cheerleading counselors. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo “Clap, clap! Jump, jump! Stomp, stomp!” an East Lincoln High School cheerleader shouted to little…