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Mustang soccer squad learns from early losses

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DENVER — The 2009 East Lincoln men’s soccer program didn’t get off to the start to which it usually has been accustomed. The team lost its first three games 5-0 to 4A power Vance, 1-0 to West Iredell and 6-3 to former Southern Piedmont 1A/2A rival South Iredell. Mustangs head…

Around Town 9/14/2009

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FALL SUPPORT GROUP Today is the last day to register for Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County’s fall support group fall support group, “In Good Company.” The group will meet from 12-1:30 p.m. every Thursday until Nov. 5. The seminar is open to the community at no cost. For…

60th anniversary

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Joe and Lena Helms celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 13. They were honored by their children Eddie and Shannon Helms, Conley and Hattie Helms, Susan and Richard Bivens, Sandra and Steve Chatman with a vow renewal ceremony Aug. 15 with Steve Chatman officiating. It was attended by family and…

Horse workshops offered in fall, winter

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Local horse enthusiasts are invited to participate in a series of monthly educational programs on a variety of horse management topics. The sessions will be held at the Citizens Resource Center in Dallas and are sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and the Gaston County Horseman’s Association. Each…

Macedonia Baptist Church turns 175

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Macedonia Baptist Church will spend three Sundays celebrating its 175th anniversary. “I think it’s made an impact in the community in the past, and I think it will continue to make an impact as long as we remain focused on what we’re called to do,” said Randy Setzer, senior pastor.…

Photos on display

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Around Town 9/11/2009

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BARBECUE Pisgah United Methodist Church, located on Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, will be selling barbecue until 7 p.m. this evening. POTTERY RECEPTION The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host an opening reception to celebrate the Catawba Valley Pottery Exhibit from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

Improv troupe to perform Saturday

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No one knows what will happen at a Missing Lincs show — including its performers. “It’s just totally made up on the spur of the moment,” said Richard Morgan, director. “It’s sort of instant theater.” The Missing Lincs’ Second Annual About to be Canceled Improv Show will take place 7:30…

Good Company offers support to those grieving

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Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County’s grief support group will offer a place for those in morning to learn coping techniques, talk about their feelings and, most importantly, connect with each other. “We find that’s the best way people can achieve a sense of healing — talking to other people…

CFD raises funds for 100th anniversary

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The Cherryville Fire Department has come up with a unique way to raise funds for its 100th anniversary celebration — a cornhole tournament. “We’re looking forward to it,” said Jeff Cash, fire chief. “We think it’s a fun way to come up with the funds to put on this big…