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Junior Achievement debuts in east Lincoln

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Learning to write a check, build homes or run a business is something that many people learn after they graduate from high school. For third graders at Rock Springs Elementary school, the pilot Junior Achievement program gave the students early exposure to these concepts. “Rock Springs signed up to have…

Teaming together for the children

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Local beauty salons are doing a lot more than hair this holiday season. Four salons and a cosmetology school in Lincolnton have teamed up to spread Christmas cheer to underprivileged area families. Lyndsi Barnett, a student at Cosmetic Arts Academy in Lincolnton, spearheaded the idea. “I figured that most people…

Denver pastor returns from Uganda

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Dr. Joel McCall, pastor of Lakeshore Presbyterian Church, has lived in Israel for a year and can speak and translate Hebrew. He has spent the last several years going on a mission trip to Rwanda with members of his church for mission trips. He’s never been to Uganda, however, until…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST The January Wayne’s Feast will be at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 at Capt’n Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The featured speaker will be orthopedic surgeon Dr. Donald Davis. Reservations will be accepted through Jan. 8 and the cost is $6. For more information, call Celia and Paul…

Around Town 12/21/2005

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS The Pilot Club is accepting offerings for lights on the Christmas tree on the courtsquare. Each light costs $1 and a memorial costs $5. Donations can be sent to: Pilot Tree Lights, 3141 Laboratory Road, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092. FRUIT FOR SALE Due to the inclement weather last week,…

DABA trees of hope bring Christmas cheer to Denver

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For the second year in a row, the Denver Area Business Association is holding a unique fund raiser for a local charity that also brings some Christmas spirit to the area. It’s the tree of hope, and according to Jill Feldmeyer, owner of Fit Dimension on N.C. 16, there are…

Not everyone gets a day off on Christmas; here’s what some do

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For most people, Christmas conjures up images of family gatherings, big meals and brightly lit trees. But for public safety workers, Christmas is spent like other work days — whether it be in a police car, fire truck or ambulance. “We try to spread the cheer of the season, and…

Around Town 12/19/2005

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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Bethel Lutheran Church on Long Shoals Road will hold its Christmas Eve service at 8 p.m. The Christmas Day service will start at 10 a.m.. HEART OF CHRISTMAS Boger City Baptist Church’s Adult Choir will perform “The Heart of Christmas” at 7 p.m. on Friday, and 10:50…

Christmas bikes are ready to roll

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Lincolnton Christian Academy students learned more than how to fix up cars after they helped donate new bicycles to needy kids. The students, who take a class on the basics of auto body collision at Auto Body Solutions on Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, were willing participants in the bicycle…

Around Town 12/16/2005

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PROGRAM Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, will be holding its Christmas Cantata and children’s program Sunday. The cantata will be at 11 a.m. and the children’s program is at 6 p.m. BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School board will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec.…