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Denver/Lake Norman Rotary art auction popularity, funds raised growing at a fast clip

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More than $7,000 was raised at the recently-held fifth annual “Fall in Love with Art” auction sponsored by the Rotary Club of Denver/Lake Norman, but for a brief while, it was touch and go. Rotary president Jack Funk said he wasn’t sure at the first of the year if the…

Grant Received

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BBB president alerts DABA of scams

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Tom Bartholomy, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau – Southern Piedmont, who recently met with more than 40 business leaders at a monthly Denver Area Business Association (DABA) meeting, explained the purpose and function of the organization. In addition to discussing consumer complaints that arise between a consumer…

Karate Kid

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Career breakout just about to happen?

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Mariah Carey. Mary J. Blige. Jennifer E. Kemp? You may not know Jennifer E. Kemp’s name now, but she’s trying to change that. The Lincolnton native will soon release her debut album. It’s an accomplishment a lifetime in the making. Kemp was born in Georgia, but grew up here in…

Kids ‘Kamp’ out for after-school mentoring program held Tuesday afternoons

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Every Tuesday, a group of kids from Kiser Intermediate School gathers at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton for fun, food and valuable time with some caring mentors. The brainchild of Jerry Cochrane, Kamp Kiser is a place where kids who may benefit from an after-school mentoring program can get that…

Giving back to the community her passion

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Cathy Davis, executive director of Lincoln County’s United Way, has deep roots in her home county. Maybe that’s why she gives so much back. Although Davis grew up in the Startown Road community of Oak Grove, her father’s side of the family, the Goodsons, settled in an area of Boger…

Around Town 4/16/2007

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RELAY FOR LIFE SHAG LESSONS If you don’t know how to Shag, this is an opportunity to learn the basic steps and help a good cause, too. During Relay for Life at East Lincoln High School on April 20, you can get a 30 – 45 minute dance lesson session…

Rousing start to new Farmers Market season

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market, 250 W. Water St., opened its season 7 a.m. Saturday with honey, baked goods, plants and produce. Only a few vendors were set up Saturday, but they saw a steady stream of customers. “We’re just about sold out,” said Diane Hawkins, owner of Diane’s Bakery.…