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Commissioners` approval of CATS will have Denver riders purring

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Denver residents might be able to continue taking the bus to Charlotte. Lincoln County commissioners approved a three-year agreement with the Charlotte Area Transit System last week for the Lincoln County Express, the route from Denver to Charlotte. But the plan still has to be presented to the Charlotte City…

Within the week

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It can be stinky, crusty and slimy. On occasion it becomes mushy, oozy and scaly. Every once in a while it even produces gunk. The body’s pretty gross, huh? That’s the reason the Discovery Place has named its new body works exhibit “Grossology: the (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.”…

Alexis post office exhibit keeps on growing

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In the spring of 200l, newly appointed Alexis Postmaster Dale Tate began collecting pictures of local area servicemen for display to promote the commemorative stamp “Honoring our Servicemen and Women.” Today this exhibit has grown from about 20 photographs to 76 photographs of Alexis area men and women in uniform.…

On hallowed ground

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Aah, paradise!

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Around Town 5/23/2005

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BLOODMOBILE A bloodmobile will be at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call the Red Cross at 704-735-3500. McHENRY STAFF HOLDS OFFICE HOURS Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Lincolnton from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on…

Around Town 5/20/2005

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SINGING PROGRAM Lovely Holy Temple Church will hold a singing program on May 21 at 5 p.m. Groups and choirs are invited to share the experience of worship and praise. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION The 10th Congressional District Democrats will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Old Rock School, 400 W.…

4-H team scores win

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The Junior Explorer’s 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Junior Team received third place in the state WHEP competition on April 23. The competition was held at Cool Springs Environmental Education Center in Craven County. The team competed in four areas: wildlife identification, wildlife food identification, habitat management recommendation and habitat…

Bicycling groups take to the open road

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Sure bicyclists have great calf muscles and snazzy lycra shorts, but the sport’s real thrill is the ride. “The joys of bike riding have been expounded on by many poets and philosophers much greater than myself,” said Chafin Rhyne, owner of Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shoppe in downtown Lincolnton. That said, when…

Church faces financial woes

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New Life Christian Fellowship has found themselves with a dwindling membership, a $380,000 building and a financial crisis. “We believe we can build a church to the point that it’s self sustaining, but I don’t think that will happen quickly enough to save us from the bank,” said the Rev.…