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Denver’s Farmers Market vendors sell out wares fast

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Rainy skies didn’t keep people away from the Lincoln County Farmers Market at Denver’s opening day. “People were here before we opened,” said Lucia Siochi, a vendor. “We hadn’t even finished setting up when we sold things.” Those who went to the market’s opening day learned the sooner they get…

Festival-goers clutching at straw…berries

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Despite rainy weather and a low berry count due to early freezing temperatures, residents came out Saturday to the 22nd annual Strawberry Festival held in the East Lincoln High School parking lot. “We can’t always have it go our way, it can’t be perfect,” said Debbie Hultgren, a member of…

Tractor pull still ‘sled-fast’

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Maybe the weather kept the crowd smaller than past years, but there was no denying the people at this spring’s Stumptown Tractor Club swap meet and tractor pull at Killian Farm, Denver were enjoying every single minute they were there. Whether it was looking at, buying or swapping old implements,…

Around Town 5/9/2007

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CHURCH FUNDRAISER Fellowship Baptist Church, 2891 Long Circle, Iron Station, will hold a barbecue starting 10 a.m. Friday. Proceeds will go toward a planned mission trip. The cost is $7 a plate. Call (704) 735-4196. CHURCH BREAKFAST AND BAKE SALE Marvin United Methodist Church, Startown Road, will hold its second…

Dedicated in family heirlooms

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80th birthday

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Fighting Cystic Fibrosis

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Around Town 5/7/2007

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IRON STATION/SENIORS The Iron Station Senior Citizens meets noon Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. SUPPORT GROUP Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St. will host an informational meeting for a possible caregivers support group 5 p.m. Tuesday. Call (704) 732-6146. DEMOCRAT MONTHLY MEETING The Lincoln County Democratic Party monthly…

Students take foreign language as a ‘sign’

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Once a week after school, students at the Lincolnton Middle School spend time learning a foreign language, but a lot of the time, “words” aren’t needed. The approximately 24 middle-schoolers are members of the Wildcat Signers, a sign language club started by sixth-grade math and science teacher Karen Robbins. A…

Church may be the last of its kind in state

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Many years ago, it wasn’t that uncommon to see union churches – two churches that share a common building – across the state of North Carolina. Today, it’s very rare, and Lincoln County may have the only one left in the state. Salem Lutheran and United Church of Christ, located…