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Around Town 4/24/2006

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BOARD MEETING Lincoln Charter School’s monthly School Board meeting will be 7 p.m. today at the Denver campus. YARD SALE The Annual Howard’s Creek Community Yard Sale, normally held the first Saturday in May, has been moved forward to April 29 due to the primary election May 2. The yard…

Champions again

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Tortilla chip maker expanding, letting chips fall where they may

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During a tour Tuesday of the R.W. Garcia plant in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, members of Leadership Lincoln learned the tortilla chip manufacturer is expanding. According to plant manager Greg Huffstetler, a second manufacturing line should operational by October. “We currently have 35 employees,” said Huffstetler. “We hope to…

Raising money with golf

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Want to tee up and support a good cause? This spring offers two opportunities to mix charity with pleasure. First up is a golf tournament organized jointly by the Relay for Life teams at Pisgah United Methodist Church and Salem Baptist Church. “We’re just trying to raise as much money…

Lessons taught in `Parenting Matters` class

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It’s easy enough to become a parent, but learning the proper way to care for a child can be challenging. “We don’t come into the world knowing how to be a parent. No one does,” said Melinda Houser with the Cooperative Extension, who teaches the class “Parenting Matters.” The eight-week…

Sons of Confederate Veterans Scholarship winner

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Around Town 4/21/2006

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POKER RUN CANCELED Due to possible inclement weather, the Red Cross Poker Run set for Saturday will be rescheduled at a later date yet to be announced. GOSPEL SINGING There will be gospel singing by Tri-City from Alabama at 11 a.m. Sunday at Spirit Life Praise and Worship Center (formerly…

East Lincoln may get a YMCA

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David Clark remembered his daughter, Sally, called him around 1 a.m. after the Duke-Connecticut game on Palm Sunday in 2004. “She had called me from her brother’s apartment,” said Clark. “I remember waking up about an hour later and realizing she wasn’t home.” Clark said that Sally, along with her…

Music, props turns mime upside down

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Many people believe mimes to be whitefaced, silent performers. Hardin Minor of Charlotte thinks differently. Last Monday at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library in Denver, Minor performed in front of about 20 people in a program called Omimeo (pronounced oh-mime-e-oh), or what Hardin calls “mime turned upside down.” In his…

Future site of active-adult community has historical significance from 1780s

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The future site of Denver’s new active-adult community, Carolina Ridge by Del-Webb at Ingleside, has historical significance according to county historian Darrell Harkey. Recently, Harkey spent a day with representatives from Pulte Homes touring the old Clark Property. The 600 acres across from East Lincoln High School will be home…