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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…

Hardware store closing its doors

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At age 76, Joe Turbyfill, owner of Turbyfill TrueValue, has finally decided to retire. But the decision to close the longtime business he has shared with his wife, Jean, did not come easy. “If we wanted, we could still stay in business, but it’s simple,” Turbyfill said. “At our age,…

Thread Trail hires capital resources director

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The Carolina Thread Trail, also known as The Thread, has hired Lindsey Dunevant as its capital resources director. The trail will span 15 counties, including Lincoln, and reach more than 2.3 million people in 20 years. Dunevant will provide key support to the initiative by identifying local, state and federal…

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…