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Betterment Association selects board members

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The largest and most active resident’s group in east Lincoln County has added several new faces to its leadership. Now they are aspiring for a louder voice on local issues. Dozens of East Lincoln Betterment Association (ELBA) members voted Thursday at their annual election meeting to usher in five new…

Bagel shop chain expands to Denver

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After moving from Costa Rica to the United States in the late 1980s, Armando Corrales said he is “living the American dream.” Corrales, owner of The Original New York Bagels, recently opened his third location at 3740 N.C. 16 in Denver. “This area is very diverse and it’s constantly growing,”…

Sydney’s return to Denver

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DENVER — Moving is never easy. Coming back to the same place where you left from can be hard, but don’t tell that to East Lincoln senior Spencer Sydney, who moved back to Denver over the summer. Sydney, a 6-foot-3-inch guard and post player, has recently been a nice addition…

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Reading Superbowl

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Iron Station Elementary School kindergarten students enjoy snacks (above) Friday during a Reading Superbowl Party. Combined, kindergartners read a total of 2,015 books with their parents for the week, making them all champions. Class MVP readers were (bottom, right, listed from left) Cameron Kale, Chase Forstson, Morgan Young and Summer…

Learning about marquetry

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Around Town 2/2/2009

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BLOOD DRIVE The Community Blood Center will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St., Lincolnton. QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday of each month at the…

Church Briefs

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST Poplar Springs AME Zion Church will have a pancake breakfast beginning 10 a.m. Saturday. A choice of five types of pancakes, grits, sausage, eggs, biscuits with gravy, bacon, juice and coffee will be available. The cost is $5.09 per person. All proceeds will benefit the church building fund.…

Around Town 1/30/2009

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BARBECUE BENEFIT Members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Lincoln County Chapter will hold a barbecue benefit for Woodie Anthony and family starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church, 3410 Startown Road, Lincolnton. The $7 plates will include barbecue pork or chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert and a…

He’s ‘Grandpa’ 87 times over

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Orie Helmuth, 69, has seven sons, six daughters, 87 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Helmuth, who works at Harmony Sheds in Denver and lives in Statesville, has trouble keeping track of the young ones. “I can’t keep all the names straight,” he said. There are also likely to be more grandchildren…