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Saturday’s poker run to benefit Red Cross

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The Lincoln County chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a Poker Run on Saturday. Registration is from 10:30 a.m. – noon at Zippers Restaurant in Lincolnton. The last bike out will be 12:30 p.m. and the last bike in will be by 4 p.m. Stops are planned throughout…

Dedication to CROP Walk lasts 20 years

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Pisgah United Methodist Church has participated in Lincolnton’s CROP Walk for 20 years and some of its members haven’t missed a single walk. “The first crop walk, we walked quite a many miles,” said Rachel Rhyne, a participant. “It was just wonderful just to get to be with friends and…

‘What’s for Dinner?’ offers answers

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Take a look at Paul Balcerek’s huge stack of cookbooks, and you won’t wonder where his passion lies. “I’ve always cooked all my life,” the personal chef said. “To most people, it’s a chore. To me, it comes easy.” Balcerek, 59, grew up cooking with his grandmother, mother and aunt…

Around Town 10/5/2005

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FALL BAZAAR Mt. Anderson Baptist Church on Hwy. 16 will hold its annual Fall Bazaar from 7 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. From 7 – 10 a.m., there will be breakfast biscuits and coffee. The bazaar will include crafts, baked goods, canned goods etc. It will be held in the…

Cooperative extension welcomes new staff member

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A childhood filled with pig raising and 4-H clubs has prepared Leigh Guth for a career with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “I came after this job,” said Guth, the new family consumer sciences agent. “It does a lot of things I believe.” Guth, who has lived in Lincoln County…

90th birthday

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Weaving a tapestry of beauty

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Quilters now have a store Delores Ellsworth has been doing crafts for most of her life. A voracious reader, Ellsworth came across a book one day that changed her life. “It was a book on quilts and the art of quilting,” she said. As a result of that book, Ellsworth…

This year’s Denver Days one for the record books

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Organizers of the 2005 Denver Days festival are calling the event “record breaking.” According to Denver Days chairman Jerry Earnest, in excess of 20,000 made the two-day festival. “It was the biggest and the best we ever had,” said Earnest. “We’re going to possibly expand to a three-day event. Last…

Enforce sign ordinance, east Lincoln business leaders demand

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East Lincoln business leaders gathered at the East Lincoln Community Center last Wednesday to talk about signs. Specifically, members of the East Lincoln Area Council are concerned that some businesses in the eastern part of Lincoln County are not complying with the sign ordinance. “For nearly a year, the council’s…

Lake Calendar

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FAMILY FUN EVENT The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Family Fun & After Hours Networking Event at the Lake Norman Yacht Club on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact the chamber at (704)-664-3898. MARINE COMMISSION MEETING The Mountain Island Lake…