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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…

Ministry provides merry Christmas

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More than 850 children who may not have had a merry Christmas are now getting a better one thanks to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s annual food and gift drive in Lincolnton. Some 200 volunteers working in rotating shifts will provide more than 570 families with gifts, food and a…

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…

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…

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 12/16/2005

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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.…

Five Years

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Fastenal now in Lincolnton

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Fastenal Industrial and Construction Supplies announces it is opening a Lincolnton store in the Carolina Shopping Center. The store will occupy the 4,067 square-foot end cap space adjacent to East Main Street. The Carolina Shopping Center is now occupied by the following businesses: Country Town Tire and Service Center; Dollar…

Children and Christmas make best pageant ever

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Keeping 26 children under control is no easy feat, but methods like “The Quiet Game” and “No Talking Egg Hunt” help — something Laura Estep learned while directing “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” “I made sure that I had fun with them, and I was their friend, and they knew…