• Local vigils set to honor Conn. shooting victims Tuesday

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The impact was felt world-wide when 20 children and six adults were killed in a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday.

    In the days following the shooting, the grief for the families and victims has been felt around the country.

    As the families bury their loved ones this week, vigils have been set up around the Charlotte area to honor the victims.

    There are three vigils planned in the area for Tuesday:

    Shelby

    Prayer vigil
    6 p.m. Tuesday at the historic court square in uptown
    Meet at the corner of Warren and Washington streets
    Attendees are advised to bring a candle
    For more information call Central United Methodist Church between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 704-487-6336.

    Charlotte
    Prayer vigil held by Mothers of Murder Offspring
    7 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall Park
    East 3rd Street
    If you need further information, please call 704-334-5056 or 704-517-8669.

    Gastonia
    Candlelight vigil
    7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rotary Pavilion,
    162 S. South St., Gastonia.
    Speakers include the Rev. Pierre Crawford of Center Baptist Church and Gaston County Schools Superintendent Reeves McGlohon


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