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ECA to celebrate Pie Day

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All kinds of free pie from savory to sweet will be offered noon at the Citizens Center Tuesday in honor of National Pie Day. “It’s a perfect month to have it because it’s cold, and a lot of them are warm, stick-to-the-rib type pies,” said Lucille Johnson, a member of…

Gaston College to host small-business seminars

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Gaston College will kick off a series of seminars for small-business owners and current or prospective entrepreneurs at its Lincolnton campus. The Small Business Seminars orientation will be 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through March 28 in Room 125 at the Lincoln campus. The orientation will give an overview of…

Around Town 1/19/2011

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DDA The Lincolnton Downtown Development Association meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday at Court Street Grille. AIRPORT AUTHORITY The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport Authority will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the conference room of the airport terminal building in Iron Station. This meeting is open to the public. OAK…

Icy road derails deputy responding to incident

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One Lincoln County deputy totaled his patrol car on an icy road while responding to a possible break-in Saturday night. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Jacob Lail wrecked his patrol car near the intersection of Hwy 274 and Bess Chapel Church Road in North Brook after he…

Polar plunge raises money for Hospice

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Twelve souls braved the frigid 40-degree waters of Lake Norman on Saturday in memory of a Denver firefighter’s late wife. The Denver Fire Department conducted its second annual Polar Plunge in honor of firefighter Frank Shupe’s wife Lisa, who lost her battle with cancer this past October. The event was…

Upcoming race may help promote fitness

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It is not uncommon for people to make New Year’s resolutions, particularly regarding their health, and then let them fall by the wayside. East Lincoln High School is hoping its upcoming Valentine’s Day 5K and Fun Run will inspire some people to get back on track with their healthy resolutions.…

Around Town 1/17/2011

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CITY OF LINCOLNTON PLANNING BOARD The City of Lincolnton Planning Board meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. This meeting is open to the public. BOARD OF EDUCATION The Board of Education meeting that was rescheduled due to inclement weather will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the…

Extension program provides financial guide for women

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A diverse group of women completed Money Talk, a Financial Guide for Women through North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Here’s what they are talking about: “I feel more confident asking financial questions. The workbook is essential.” “I signed up for retirement savings at work and understood the options better.” “I showed…

Payseur, Mackie Engagement

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Caroline Beth Payseur and Patrick Russell Mackie announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Caroline is the daughter of Carroll and Janice Payseur of Lincolnton. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007 with a BA in History and Political Science and from Wake Forest School of Law in 2010 with a…

Looking for a few great pies

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Pie Day organizers are seeking pie makers and their recipes. “It can be any type of pie recipe,” said Melinda Houser with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “It can be vegetable, meat, sweet.” Pie Day takes place noon Jan. 25 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Participants can still sign…