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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,…

Around Town 3/18/2005

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PALM SUNDAY SERVICE First Baptist Church will hold a Palm Sunday service on Sunday, March 20. There will be Special Children`s and Adult Choirs participation. Services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 201 Robin Road. SPAGHETTI DINNER St. James United Methodist Church in Denver…

Denver consignment store has mix of goods

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Stylish clothing is available in Denver for a much lower price than new clothing. Glad Rags Consignment offers adult, teen, children and men’s clothing. It also has many accessories available such as bedding, shoes, pocket books, belts and toys for children. Wholesale jewelry sold new is also available The store…

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,”…

Ostrich Odds — an unusual purpose for nature`s flightless bird

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SHERRILLS FORD – Pat Roberts of Sherrills Ford never expected she would change her lifestyle to include ostriches. “If someone would have come to me and told me that I would be raising ostriches in 10 years I would have told them that they were taking some sort of hallucinogen…