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Native a world-traveling architect

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When he was a fourth-grade student living in Lincolnton, Randy Croxton’s teacher told him something that would change his life. Mrs. Brown pointed out he was good at science and math as well as art. “Most people are good at one or the other. It’s very unusual to be good…

Parents, children reading together

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“Family Storyteller,” a pilot program at G.E. Massey Elementary School, is coming to a close, but organizers hope to see more of its kind in the future. The program, which was put together by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, focused on helping 16 parents and their children read together. “Reading…

82nd birthday

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Poe named new ELAC chair

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Another Denver attorney has been named chairwoman of the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC). Kimberly Poe’s first meeting as chairwoman was in January. She accepted the position from Denver attorney Todd Wulfhorst. According to ELAC vice chairman Ken Morris, Wulfhorst had been serving as both…

Around Town 2/7/2007

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SATURDAY BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, Startown Road will have a breakfast buffet on 7 – 10 a.m. Saturday. Buffet includes juice, fruit, eggs, grits, cold cereal, pancakes, toast, biscuits, gravy and sausage. Minimum donation of $6 benefits parsonage fund. YARD SALE Boger City United Methodist Church will hold its…

Cold weather means more clients for Christian Ministry

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When the weather outside is frightful, poverty-stricken people who can’t afford heating have a lot to worry about. During December and January, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County spent more than $4,000 on energy-related expenses for clients, and February may be its busiest month yet. “We have had an increase in…

Home school students get practical lessons in fire safety

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Denver Fire Department batallian chief Darby Price (left) demonstrates equipment during a homeschool tour. Will Rhoney, 6, (right) wears Price’s helmet. The tour emphasized safety and the importance of having a fire escape plan. Stop, drop and roll. It’s not a new dance or the prescription for boredom: it’s the…

Annual event comes to lake

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There’s going to be a lot of Lake Norman casting going on March 10 and it’s all for a good cause. That Saturday will mark the 21st anniversary of the Jim Ledbetter memorial team bass tournament. Bass anglers from throughout the Carolinas and surrounding states will gather for this popular…

DFD plans public session

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In planning and preparing for future growth in Denver, the Denver Fire Department is holding the second of two sessions on its upcoming 2007-08 budget Monday night. According to DFD chief Jay Flynn, people within the district are welcomed to come by the station with suggestions and ideas prior to…

Around Town 2/5/2007

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INSTALLATION The newly formed Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold its “Installation of Officers” 7 p.m. Tuesday at the DAV, Laboratory Road. All active duty and former Marines and Navy Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsmen are invited to attend. BLOOD DRIVE Community Blood Center…