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Playing the bad guy often results in a real good time

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There is one time it’s OK to be mean, and that’s on the stage. (Well, OK, it’s also okay to be mean to bigots and Nazis and people who are trying to steal babies…or your parking space… OK, there are actually a lot of reasonable reasons to be mean, but…

Charter school prepares for its major fundraising event

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The Lincoln Charter School’s Lincolnton campus will be conducting its biggest fundraiser of the year on March 19. “We kind of let loose and have a good time while we’re eating dinner,” said Judy Smith, principal. “It’s pretty much a family affair with our entire school campus.” The school will…

Planning Board votes 5-3 to back NC 16 plan

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The Lincoln County Planning Board took a vote on the proposed N.C. 16 Corridor Vision Plan that affects Eastern Lincoln County. Last Monday, board members voted 5-3 to recommend that the county’s Board of Commissioners receive the plan. The vote also included commending the plan’s Steering Committee for their efforts…

Dooley, Carpenter Engagement

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Ashley Lauren Dooley and Wade Lathan Carpenter III and Ashley Lauren Dooley announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Trey proposed to Ashley at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. Ashley is the daughter of Paul and Tammy Dooley of Roanoke, Va. She is a 2007 graduate of Virginia Tech with…

Hamlett, Iddings Engagement

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Maeghan Nicole Hamlett and Brent Iddings announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Maeghan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steven Hamlett of North Augusta, S.C. She is a 2003 graduate of Crestwood High School and a 2007 graduate of Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in…

Keziah, Gilbert Engagement

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Megan Danielle Keziah and Terry Edward Gilbert II announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Megan is the daughter of Mike and Martha Keziah of Lincolnton. She graduated from West Lincoln High School in 2007 and currently attends Western Carolina University pursuing a degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education. TJ is the son…

Smith, Huss Engagement

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Kesha Elizabeth Rae Smith and Trent Alan Huss announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kesha is the daughter of Ray and Debbie Smith of Lincolnton. She graduated in 2006 from Smith New Life Academy and is employed at H&R Block of Lincolnton. Trent is the son of Randy and Robin…

Schrum, Recore Wedding

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Megan Lynn Schrum and Thomas Earl Recore exchanged marriage vows February 6, 2010 at Messiah United Methodist Church. Pastor Bill Draughn officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Max and Robin Shrum of Lincolnton. Grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Pete Schrum and the late…

Turning recycling ethic into a serious business

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Franklin Evans and his family like their cereal. It is one product, along with milk, that they buy frequently. All those plastic jugs and cardboard boxes can stack up pretty quickly. Once they do, Evans recycles them, along with anything else he and his family can find around their Pumpkin…

Around Town 3/8/2010

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FOOD DRIVE Curves in Denver will be collecting non-perishable food items for the East Lincoln Christian Ministry food pantry during the month of March. For more information, call Camie Stroupe at (704) 483-1301. REVIVAL Solid Rock Baptist Church of Stanley, will have a revival at 7 p.m. tonight and Tuesday.…