Several area residents decided to celebrate the New Year with a swim in Lake Lure on Jan. 1. There were 167 participants in costume that plunged into the cold waters of Lake Lure at noon on New Year’s Day to raise money for local charities. Shown are Kathryn Gille from Tryon, Katie Malone from Landrum and Laura Phelps from Columbus. Wearing a Viking helmet is local contractor Phil Mosley, below. (photos submitted)

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Published 9:53am Friday, January 4, 2013

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