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Around Town 4/3/2009

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INDOOR YARD SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #30 will host an indoor yard sale to benefit homeless veterans 8 a.m. until noon today and Saturday at 1120 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton. RELAY FOR LIFE Century 21 Hecht Realty, 885 N.C. 16 N., Denver, will conduct a yard and bake…

Passion drama draws thousands

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An estimated 4,000 people come to see Anthony Grove Baptist Church’s passion drama every year during the weeks before Easter. “It started out we did it just in the church, and then we had so many people come, we just had to keep expanding it,” said Dennis Bean, pastor of…

WMU celebrates100 years

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The South Fork Baptist Association Women’s Missionary Union will be celebrating its 100th anniversary at its annual meeting 6 p.m. Pearl Baptist Church in Iron Station. The event is free and open to the public. For a century, the organization has been encouraging women to teach, study, pray and give.…

Goodwill offers more than bargains

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For those who are busy spring cleaning, officials at Goodwill Industries have a suggestion of where to donate unwanted goods. “Donations are needed,” said Armando Barragan, spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “We’re hoping that people will think about Goodwill when they’re cleaning out their closets.” Money raised…

One-man band a crowd pleaser

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The 36th Street Bakery on Courtsquare in Lincolnton will be home to a one-man band on Friday nights. Barrie Howard will be playing upbeat tunes for everyone willing to listen. “So many folk singers do these things – ‘I’m down by the river, and she left me last week.’ Heavy…

Around Town 4/1/2009

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QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from 10 a.m. until noon today in the Senior Center at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 S. Aspen St. Joyce Reid will present a program on Felting and Embellishments. Guild members will also meet April 15 to work on…

Economy is still golden for one Denver merchant

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While some businesses are struggling to survive in this economy, Raeia Lail says business is booming for companies buying gold. Lail, who co-owns the Gold and Silver Assay Company, expanded into Denver to open its second location in November 2008. The business, located at 278-C N.C. 16 in Denver, previously…

Derby winners

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N.C. 16 next leg on target for opening

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The next leg of the new N.C. 16 up to Optimist Club Road remains on track to open by July 24, according to engineers with the construction firm overseeing the nearly $30 million highway project. “It’s an aggressive schedule, but we feel comfortable with it,” Bobby Eaves, construction manager for…

Lowesville church plans new sanctuary

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After 150 years of offering spiritual shelter, Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville will soon have a new sanctuary to help in that mission. The church off N.C. 16 in southeastern Lincoln County is launching a capital campaign this month to support a $1.8 million building and renovation project…