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Coming Up

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COMING UP n Books, beans, arts and music: Cool Beans and Sweet Things coffee shop is brewing an abstract art show and live music 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday at the newly re-branded business on N.C. 16 near Webb Road. No cover and families are welcome. Features best…

City, high school partner on camps

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City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation and Lincolnton High School have formed a partnership designed to benefit local kids, both now and in the future. “We’re working with the Lincolnton High School athletic department to cosponsor our spring and summer camps,” Nathan Eurey, program coordinator for the Recreation Department, said.…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Firefighter job deadline Friday is the last day to submit an application to the Denver Fire Department for one full-time emergency medical technician and firefighter position. For more information, call (704) 483-5115. DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on…

Student Advisory Council gives report

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The Lincolnton City Council recently heard re-ports for projects sponsored by its Student Advisory Council, composed of 23 high school students from all over the county. Members are students at East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln High Schools and the Lincoln Charter School. Miranda Payseur and William Hartis,…

Around Town 3/12/2008

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RELAY TALENT SHOW Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182, Lincolnton, will have a talent show and soup/sandwich supper to benefit Relay for Life beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The meal will be served first in the church family life center and will consist of chili, vegetable and chicken noodle soup…

Lowes’ local ties end after 230 years

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Before Lowesville or even Lincoln County, there was the Lowe family. For at least 230 years, the Lowes owned huge swaths of land in and around their namesake community Lowesville in southeastern Lincoln County, according to historical records. They were landowners, mill operators, shrewd businessmen and benevolent benefactors; slave owners,…

Absolute Organics delivers organic produce to customers’ front doors

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What started as a decision to be more health conscious during pregnancy has morphed into a successful small business for one Newton couple. Steve and Vonda Hodun decided to eat organically seven years ago when Vonda was pregnant with their son, William. “We wanted to give William the best we…

Fire squads have growing pains

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Strained to the limit from a record housing boom in recent years, fire departments across eastern Lincoln County are now expanding services unlike ever before. From new substations and fire engines to a growing roster of full-time firefighters, four departments are undergoing the most dramatic increase in resources in decades,…

Covenant basketball clinic

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Pictured above are participants and coaches in the 3- and 4-year-old team in the Covenant Basketball Clinic: Jude Anthony, Ethan Hansley, Gavin Ellis, Noah Keener, Jerry McGill, C.J. Powell, Jacob McGill, Gavin Haynes and Gid Anthony (not pictured is Elijah Walton.) Pictured below are participants and coaches in the 5-…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Would you pay more taxes for expanded fire and emergency services in eastern Lincoln County? Rebecca Jones, Denver: “Absolutely. Just because my daughter has type one diabetes and so it’s really important for us, absolutely.” Michael Connell, Westport: “No, but I don’t have much of a choice. I’m willing to…