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DABA guest speaker: ‘Growth is a good thing’

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Members of the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) met Thursday at Sagebrush Steakhouse in Denver. The guest speaker was Mike Holder, divisional engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT). Holder makes decisions on transportation matters for the six county division that includes Lincoln County. He spoke to the…

Talks move away from consolidation to cooperation

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On Tuesday, May 15, members of the East Lincoln Area Chamber (ELAC), a branch of the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, met to continue discussion of a proposed consolidation of the county and city sewer and water systems. According to chairwoman Kimberly Poe, the discussion had moved away from consolidation…

We’ve been working on the Rail Trail

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After a successful morning of litter cleanup from the Rail Trail (from left) Glenda Johnson, Elizabeth, Scooter, MaKayla, Britany, Katie and the rest of Girl Scout Troop 740 head back to the Methodist Church for other Troop activities. Girl Scout Troop 740 enjoys a quick break for a group photo…

Around Town 5/21/2007

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BABYSITTING CLASS The American Red Cross is sponsoring a babysitting class for girls age 11 and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday. Call (704) 735-3500. BLOOD DRIVE The next American Red Cross blood drive is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Activis (formerly Alpharma), 1877 Kawai Road. DEM WOMEN Lincoln County Democrat…

Around Town 5/18/2007

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VETERANS EVENT There will be two veterans organizations at the crossroads General’s Boulevard/East Main Street crossroads today and Saturday. Capt Jeb F Seagle Detachment No. 1265, Marine Corps League and Lincolnton Post #30 American Legion will offer small American flags in return for donations to fund the veteran’s assistance programs.…

Boutique currying ‘Favor’ with clientele

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Ivey Robinson, owner of House of Favor Boutique, always dreamed of having her own clothing shop. Last month, that dream officially came true with the opening of her store on East Main Street. Yet Robinson doesn’t take all the credit for her success. “God has opened so many doors for…

Local history buffs earn honor

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When Robert and Ann Dellinger were told they were going to receive the Lincoln County Heritage Award, the couple at first couldn’t believe it and then refused it. “I said ‘No,’” Ann said. Eventually, however, she and her husband relented. “They kept saying they were going to do it, and…

NFL players take field

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This Saturday morning, high school football players will take on pros during the Heidi Bowl NFL/High School Brawl at Lincolnton High School’s stadium. “What high school football player would not give anything to play with NFL, former NFL guys in a flag football game?” asked Brad Whitley, co-owner of Lackey…

Ministry holds conference

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Organizers of the Women’s Ministry of Reconciliation’s Second Annual Conference hope participants walk away with more than door prizes and goody bags. “I want them to be able to grab a gold nugget and take it with them – don’t leave empty-handed,” said Joeanne McSwain, the ministry’s founder. “If you…

Summer drama camp set

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The 15th Annual Lincoln Drama Camp will cover all aspects of producing a play from behind the scenes to center stage. “A lot of people have the misconception that drama camp is something for kids who want to act, but there’s so many other roles in the theater, and this…