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First place finish for Winter Guard

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Around Town 5/12/2006

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YARD SALE A fund raiser yard sale to raise money for a family mission trip to Vermont will be 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Denver Baptist Church, N.C. 16. Appliances, televisions, toys, clothes and more will be sold. SINGLES Single and single again adults are invited to join…

A-2-Z expands in Denver

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The need for a showroom and expanded space motivated a Denver businessman to open a second location. Jack Funk, owner of A-2-Z Promotional Products, opened A-2-Z Solutions via a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday. “We were outgrowing the current location on N.C. 16,” said…

Strawberries ‘best ever’

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In his 72 years Harold Lineberger has never seen a finer strawberry crop. This spring has had the perfect weather – cool nights and fairly dry days. His Iron Station and Dallas farms are overflowing with ripe, red berries, and Lineberger has no problem finding customers for them – everyone…

Singing from the soul

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Growing up in Pumpkin Center, Adam Beard was always singing — as long as no strangers were around. He would sing for his family, sing while jumping in puddles and sing while shampooing his hair. “I sang in the shower because it had that echo effect,” he said. It wasn’t…

Author Ann B. Ross speaks her mind

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Nationally best-selling author Ann B. Ross shared her wit and writing wisdom with members of three Lincoln County book clubs Wednesday afternoon. The creator of the “Miss Julia” books spoke at the Lincoln Cultural Center on a variety of topics – women older than 50 riding motorcycles, the face of…

Talented tots and teens

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The Lincoln County 4-H Fashion Revue and Talent Show was held Tuesday, April 25. Fashion show participants constructed their own garments. The Cloverbud Division (ages 5 – 8) participants were Ruth Perkins, dress; Scarlett Berryhill, shorts; Alexis Cespedes, skirt; Brielle Palmer, skirt and Hannah McCoy, skirt. The Junior Division (ages…

Meet the top 10 seniors from Lincoln County Schools for 2006

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Editor’s note: The following students are the top 10 seniors in each of Lincoln County’s high schools. The roster of top students from Lincoln Charter School was not available at press time. West Lincoln High School · Gary Eugene Arp Jr., son of Daphine Hoffman Arp, plans to attend Appalachian…

Atlanta courthouse hostage recounts ordeal to Denver church audience

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Hundreds packed the sanctuary of Denver United Methodist Church Sunday night to hear the testimony of Atlanta Courthouse hostage Ashley Smith. Smith told the crowd of her life on drugs and how God helped her through the hostage situation at the hands of Brian Nichols, the man who stands accused…

LeeBoy to go to

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Pending regulatory approval, commercial grade asphalt equipment manufacturer B.R. Lee will be acquired by Vision Technologies Land Systems (VTLS) in a $129 million deal. The plant, currently based in Denver on N.C. 16, will be moving to a new facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park in Lincolnton later this…