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Lowder students get nutrition boost through federal grant

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The students at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School have been enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables all year and have recently added a universal breakfast to their nutritious schedules. “Research shows that children who have nourishing food throughout the day can focus better,” said Leigh Guth, an extension agent. “So we…

Around Town 2/15/2010

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NUTRITION PROGRAM Nancy Satterwhite, an RD at Carolina Medical Center – Lincoln will present the heart healthy program, “Healthy Diet doesn’t come in a Pill” from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the multi-cultural room of the East Lincoln Community Center. For more information, call (704) 736-8811. GRIEF WORKSHOP Hospice and Palliative…

Spantek celebrates move to Lincolnton

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Spantek, a certified metal manufacturer, kicked off its move to Lincolnton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Lincoln Economic Development Association. The event was last Monday at the facility, located in the former RSI Marble building off North General’s Boulevard. Headquartered in Hopkins, Minn., Spantek designs and manufactures custom-sized…

DAR winners

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Soil & Water seedlings

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United Way kicks off prom dress drive

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The United Way of Lincoln County kicks off its annual prom dress drive today. The drive is being coordinated by the nonprofit organization’s Teen Board. “They just want to make sure all teens get the same chance,” said Laura Slack, executive director of the United Way. Dresses of all styles…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, located on Startown Road, will have a breakfast benefit from 7-10 a.m. Saturday. A donation of $6 will benefit the parsonage fund. CREATION SEMINAR Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 1139 Oak Grove Church Road, will hold a creation seminar 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.…

Around Town 2/12/2010

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PREGNANCY CENTER The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Lincoln County has moved to its new location at 621 Clarks Creek Road. Office hours are from 9-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. For more information, call (704) 732-3384. SCHOLARSHIP The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Secretaries Association is accepting applications for a $750…

Gigi’s gains space with relocation

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Gigi’s Consignments has moved to a new space, but still remains in downtown Lincolnton. The number of consignors has grown from 250 to 800 since Ashley “Gigi” Essary took ownership of the store two years ago. Consignors hail from Lincolnton and nearby areas, such as Cherryville and Vale. “It’s almost…

Helton became principal to ‘help teachers help students’

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North Lincoln High School’s new principal started her educational career later in life, but her interest in teaching began in childhood. Marty Helton, who started her new job Feb. 1, grew up in Unionville, Conn. as one of 10 children. “You work with your younger siblings and at some point…