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Farmers’ Market, other events mark spring in Denver

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Spring is here and several community events will come into full bloom this Saturday in east Lincoln County. While vendors set up their stands for the start of third annual Denver Farmers’ Market at Rock Springs Elementary School off N.C. 16, two other community groups will host a Earth Day…

Mustang soccer star playing better after ACL recovery

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DENVER — Two years ago Chelsea Tate tore her ACL, not knowing whether she would get back to playing the level of soccer to which she was accustomed. Now in her senior year the East Lincoln captain said she may be even better. “In some ways I feel better than…

Around Town 4/15/2009

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CAMP MTG. JUBILEE Exodus Baptist Church, 3164 Exodus Church Road, Maiden, will have their sixth annual camp meeting jubilee 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (828) 728-3594. MILL GET TOGETHER All former employees of Carlton Yarn Mill and S.Ct.,…

Comp-Cal adds color to race cars

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After working several years in the racing industry, Brian Wittkamp, decided it was time to make his part-time automotive graphic design business a full-time job. “The racing industry is so up and down. You have your good years and you have your bad years,” Wittkamp said. “I decided that I…

Ribbon cutting

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Homeowners groups sharpens identity, mission

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A group of lakefront homeowners who came together to fight higher property taxes have made significant strides just two months after their initial meeting, according to organizers. The have a name — Lincoln Shoreline Community Organization or LiSCO — a defined set of topics, and even an official logo in…

Around Town 4/13/2009

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5K WALK AND RACE Long Shoals Wesleyan Church will sponsor a Bumblebee 5k walk and race April 25 to benefit a mission trip to Leon, Nicaragua. Awards will be give to the top male and female runners in each age division. The cost is $15 for entries received by Wednesday,…

Puppet teaches kids about caring

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Jammin’ Joe was just a sad pile of fur lying on a heap of discarded items when Laura Baxter Munday found him. “I took him in and gave him a new home,” said Munday, who is a reading teacher at North Brook Elementary School. The puppet has since become a…

Bible Bee participants perfect study skills, learn scripture

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Local youth participating in the 2009 Inaugural Bible Bee Competition will have a chance to compete for $260,000 in prize money. “We’re anxious work together with anyone in the community to support these kids who wish to compete in this,” said Jeri Ballard a member of Harvest Church in Lincolnton,…