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Curtain up on this year’s drama camp

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The little stars of tomorrow converged on Denver’s Charter School campus this week to ham it up and learn some, too. The Lincoln Theater Guild hosted its first week of the Footlights Drama Camp, sponsored by Grateful Growers Farms in Denver and Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton. “The camp provides…

Local barbecue festival gains national attention

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The Outdoor Life Network (OLN) debuts its series, “All-Star BBQ Showdown” on July 23. Lincolnton’s motorcycle and barbecue festival, Hog Happening, will be the setting for one of the upcoming episodes. The series seeks to crown the ultimate barbecue champion by pitting eight award-winning “BBQ All-Stars” against amateur challengers in…

Around Town 7/13/2005

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Boger City United Methodist Church will have Vacation Bible School from 6 – 8:30 p.m. beginning Sunday, July 17 – 22. There will be a last-day celebration ending at 7 p.m. Ages preschool – fifth grade are welcome. There will also be an adult class. Registration can…

Ministry makes move into brand-new home

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After three years and $750,000, East Lincoln Christian Ministry (ELCM) has a new home and people associated with the ministry couldn’t be more happier. It’s a move that’s been long overdue, from their old facility on Pine Ridge Drive to a larger building on Catawba Burris Road in Denver; an…

Denver opposition group formed to fight Wal-Mart

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NO to Wal-Mart! Cheryl Deskus, a Denver resident, has formed a group called “Denver First,” which consists of people who are opposed to the Super Wal-Mart that has plans to come to the NC 16/73 intersection. “I am very surprised at the amount of people that I have talked to…

Around Town 7/11/2005

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REVIVAL Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1774 Buffalo Shoals Road, will hold revival Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Pastor Robert Wensil. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. For more information call (704) 732-1656. REC MEETING The Lincoln County Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Lentz Recreation…

Can it get any better than this?

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Saturday was Family Fun Day at Lincolnton Church of God, with plenty of food and activities for young and old. (Above) Jason Hill (left) and Josh Craig enjoy some ice cream. (below) Josh Howard hurled a horseshoe during a match. Did he make a ringer? Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

This old house

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Built in 1884, the home of Homer and Shirley Smith has gone through its share of changes over the years. The one thing that has remained the same, however, is its social atmosphere and open door policy. “It’s like everybody’s home,” said Homer. “It’s a welcome sight.” Homer has lived…

Non-profit uses horsing around for therapeutic health

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At-risk youth can shut out teachers, parents and principals, but there’s one thing that’s impossible to ignore. “You get them in an arena with a horse and there’s no way they do not engage,” said Vicki Robinson, an equine-assisted therapist. “They have met their match.” Shepherd Inc., a non-profit that…