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On drugs, there’s much to gather in

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n EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of 11 weekly installments by staff writer Lisa Brown as she goes through the Citizens Police Academy training. Look for her columns on Mondays. After week two of the Citizens Police Academy, I am pumped. If I could have started the wave in…

For the love of roses – Hodges style

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Everything’s coming up roses for Bob Hodges. “I’ve always loved roses,” the Lincolnton resident said. “My mother loved roses.” Hodges has turned his love for the flowers into a serious hobby. He says he has 186 rose bushes at his home on N.C. 150 E. On Saturday, Hodges’ blooms will…

Around Town 9/22/2008

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ALL PRAISE 2009 Singers of all denominations are needed to form a community worship choir for All Praise 2009. The choir will rehearse 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 30 at Boger City Baptist Church. Performances are scheduled for March 19-22, 2009. Sheet music and rehearsal CDs will be available.…

Lincoln County’s high school marching bands and color guards take to the field in an annual preview Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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Lincoln County’s high school marching bands and color guards take to the field in an annual preview Tuesday at 7 p.m. North Lincoln High School is the host for this year’s event. Admission is free. Pizza and other concessions will be offered for sale throughout the evening. Reflecting the more…

Around Town 9/19/2008

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HEALTH DAY Wexford House, a DePaul Senior Living Community, located at 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver, will have a Health and Wellness Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to learn more about elder laws,…

Apple Fest full of entertainment

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Music from a wide variety of performers will fill four stages during the Lincoln County Apple Festival Saturday. “I think all the entertainment is very important,” said Pete Degregory, who has been entertainment coordinator of the festival since 1986. “I think it’s one of the reasons people come out.” Most…

Farmers Market still going thanks to dedicated vendors

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William “Dub” McNeely, 85, and Boyd Dellinger, 78, are Lincoln County Farmers Market staples. “If it hadn’t been for these two guys, the Farmers Market wouldn’t be here,” said Giles Martin, Farmers Market coordinator. “They’re here every time, all the time – rain or shine, cold, wet – these guys…

Hesed House client turns life around

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On Jan. 1, the first night Hesed House of Hope opened, William “Bubba” Metts went there hoping to find a warm place to sleep. Unfortunately, volunteers had to turn him away because he had too much alcohol in his system. “Kathy Rhine, who was the intake volunteer that evening, took…

Celebrating the Constitution

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Mount Ruhama Baptist has new youth minister

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The Rev. Thomas Nicholson came to Mount Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden June 6 as the church’s youth and children’s minister. “I had just graduated from Montreat College in May,” Nicholson said. He had also just gotten married to his wife, Kathryn. While this summer was a hectic time for…