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Maiden High School students want to slow down use of r-word

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Today, hundreds of Maiden High School students will sign a pledge to “Spread the Word to End the R-Word.” “Our Varsity Blue members will be taking a stand to raise awareness of how harmful using the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded’ can be,” Maiden High School Athletic Director, Butch Parker said.…

Sally’s Y blazing new bike trails

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Volunteers have spent the past several weekends cutting the new bike trails at Sally’s Y, the first YMCA in east Lincoln County. When completed, the Sally’s Y will be located off Optimist Club Road and the new N.C. 16. The trails, roughly six to eight miles, will take up 85…

Speedway to host pageant

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The East Lincoln Speedway is looking for its first beauty queen. Bea’s Angels, formed by Bea Alexander, is sponsoring the Junior Miss East Lincoln Speedway Pageant for girls, ages 12-15, on March 12 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. “All girls love beauty pageants,” Alexander said. “Every…

Around Town 3/1/2010

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HEALTH MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road, Lincolnton. QUILT GUILD The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from 10 a.m. until Noon, Wednesday in the Lincoln County Senior Center, located at 511…

Engagement: Beam, Specht

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Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Dale Beam of Cherryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Christina Beam to Matthew Aaron Specht of Lincolnton. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of West Lincoln High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She received her MA…

Former pharmacist faces drug charges

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A former hospital pharmacist, accused of taking a controlled substance from his previous employer is facing charges from the State Bureau of Investigation. Travis Scott Reynolds, 25, of Maiden, was arrested Feb. 19 at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Reynolds, a former pharmacist at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, is accused of embezzling…

Monthly lunches come to an end

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A 15-year tradition that provided senior citizens with a meal for very little money has come to an end. Senior citizens would meet at Captain Pete’s the second Friday of every month for lunch. The seniors would pay $5 for the meal, plus tip. The lunch gatherings, “Wayne’s 2nd Friday…

Around Town 2/26/2010

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BARBECUE Pearl Baptist Church, located at 4657 N.C. 27 E., in Iron Station, will have its annual barbecue from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday. For more information or to place an order, call (704) 735-2038 or (704) 735-9679. Proceeds will benefit the less fortunate in the local…

Church Briefs

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FISH FRY St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will have a fish fry from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday during Lent. Takeout orders will be available. GOSPEL MUSIC The Lincolnton Gospel Music Singspiration will be held 7 p.m. Friday at the Citizen’s Center. For more information or to order tickets…

Love Memorial line-dancer retiring

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Love Memorial Elementary School’s physical education teacher loves to dance, and he’s passed on that love to his students. Johnny Colvard has been a P.E. teacher in Lincoln County schools since 1976. He’s been at Love Memorial since 1985 and has organized annual dance performances for 10 of the past…