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LEDA pays tribute to local businesses

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DENVER —Local businesses accepted Milestone Achievement Awards at a banquet held Thursday by the Lincoln Economic Development Association at Verdict Ridge Country Club. From now on the awards will be handed out every five years. Last year the first awards were handed out to Timken and Blum who were both…

Schools receive grants

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A number of elementary schools in Lincoln County have received a $4,500 grant to go towards their after school programming. Pumpkin Center, Rock Springs, Iron Station, North Brook and St. James elementary schools have all received the North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral School Age Project Grant. The grant,…

Scout`s Honor

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Practice makes perfect

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Champion gymnast Bobby Costea has broad shoulders, small hips and is 40 pounds of pure muscle. “He’s going to be hunky when he’s 20,” said Karen Costea, his mother. At the tender age of 7, Bobby has already won three first place medals at the 2005 North Carolina Men’s Gymnastics…

Radio station changes tune

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CHERRYVILLE – WCSL 1590 AM in Cherryville has announced that their music and programming format will change from adult contemporary to contemporary Christian. Currently, WSCL simulcasts with WLON Lincolnton to provide Cherryville with news, weather and local sports as well as music from the ’70s and ’80s. The new format…

Church marks 35 years

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Messiah United Methodist Church will celebrates its 35th anniversary on Sunday, the fourth service of its Lenten renewal Celebration which has been under way this past week. The Rev. Garland Young, who served as minister and lead the formation of the new congregation in the late 1960s and who led…

Chocolate Factory has cast of 30

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It’s not easy organizing a cast of 30 children, especially when singing, dancing and oompa loompas are involved. “It’s pulling itself together at the last minute,” said Shanti Ammen, a third grade teacher. Ammen and fellow teacher Jennifer Seiracki are the proud directors of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” starring…

Family events ahead

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On Saturday, March 19 the East Lincoln Speedway will host a practice session from noon to 4 p.m. for all divisions. Spectators will be admitted free of charge. The speedway will open April 2 for the 16th consecutive season of weekly Saturday night racing. This time there are many new…

Four Friends

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Church to beautify the body and spirit

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Denver Baptist Church is offering the “Ultimate Makeover” to women in the area on April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church, which holds two events a year in the fall and spring, has never held a full day event. “It was something that we decided to do,”…