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Grand Openings

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Lincolnton mayor Bobby Huitt holds the ceremonial scissors in preparation for the ribbon cutting at the Citizens Insurance Center Agency grand opening that took place Feb. 2. To the left of the mayor are Lincolnton-Lincoln County chamber of commerce chairman Jack Funk and Mark Mullen, owner of Citizens Insurance. Behind…

Around Town 2/7/2007

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SATURDAY BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, Startown Road will have a breakfast buffet on 7 – 10 a.m. Saturday. Buffet includes juice, fruit, eggs, grits, cold cereal, pancakes, toast, biscuits, gravy and sausage. Minimum donation of $6 benefits parsonage fund. YARD SALE Boger City United Methodist Church will hold its…

Cold weather means more clients for Christian Ministry

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When the weather outside is frightful, poverty-stricken people who can’t afford heating have a lot to worry about. During December and January, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County spent more than $4,000 on energy-related expenses for clients, and February may be its busiest month yet. “We have had an increase in…

Home school students get practical lessons in fire safety

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Denver Fire Department batallian chief Darby Price (left) demonstrates equipment during a homeschool tour. Will Rhoney, 6, (right) wears Price’s helmet. The tour emphasized safety and the importance of having a fire escape plan. Stop, drop and roll. It’s not a new dance or the prescription for boredom: it’s the…

Annual event comes to lake

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There’s going to be a lot of Lake Norman casting going on March 10 and it’s all for a good cause. That Saturday will mark the 21st anniversary of the Jim Ledbetter memorial team bass tournament. Bass anglers from throughout the Carolinas and surrounding states will gather for this popular…

DFD plans public session

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In planning and preparing for future growth in Denver, the Denver Fire Department is holding the second of two sessions on its upcoming 2007-08 budget Monday night. According to DFD chief Jay Flynn, people within the district are welcomed to come by the station with suggestions and ideas prior to…

Poe named new ELAC chair

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Another Denver attorney has been named chairwoman of the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC). Kimberly Poe’s first meeting as chairwoman was in January. She accepted the position from Denver attorney Todd Wulfhorst. According to ELAC vice chairman Ken Morris, Wulfhorst had been serving as both…

Grand Openings

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Flanking Lincolnton mayor Bobby Huitt (holding the ceremonial scissors) are Jarrett Brown (on the mayor’s right) and Amy Brown, owners of the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio located at 224 E. Main St. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Current Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce president Jack Funk, bears the ceremonial scissors…

Around Town 2/5/2007

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INSTALLATION The newly formed Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold its “Installation of Officers” 7 p.m. Tuesday at the DAV, Laboratory Road. All active duty and former Marines and Navy Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsmen are invited to attend. BLOOD DRIVE Community Blood Center…

From tragedy, triumph

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(Left) Andrew Proffit, 19, and his mother, Joy Roche, enjoy their time together at the RHA/Howell Care Center facility in New Bern. When Andrew was 7-months old an auto accident on an icy road left him with severe vision impairment and traumatic brain injury, and his father and grandmother (Joy’s…