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Around Town 5/29/2009

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THE PURPLE SHOE The Purple Shoe Thrift Store, 214 E. Main S., Lincolnton, will have their Fill the Bag $5 Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday. The store will provide a brown grocery bag to be filled with clothing items of the customers choice. All proceeds…

Spring Fling benefits chorus

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West Lincoln High School choir students hope the Spring Fling Music Festival and Family Fun Day will fund their trip to Washington, D.C. “We’re really excited about it,” Sarah Anthony, a freshman, said of the festival. “We’re ready for all our hard work to pay off.” The day will include…

Man carves statue of father-in-law

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Above, Jack Hoover (far left) stands next to a statue of himself carved by his son-in-law, Hai Dam (far right). The statue sits in front of the Dams home on Hoover Elmore Road. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo Family members of Hai Dam knew he had artistic leanings, but no…

Union Elementary volunteer honored

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The Lincoln County Schools Volunteer of the Year knows the importance of a good education. His father had only a third-grade education. His mother made it through the seventh grade. “(Education) helped me growing up,” said the Rev. Bill Draughn, Volunteer of the Year. “My parents weren’t very well-educated, so…

Nearing completion

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ABOVE: The new East Lincoln Fire Department on South Pilot Knob Road in Denver nears completion. The 21,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in mid-July. BELOW: Captain Lee Keever stands on the second floor as he looks over the apparatus room of the new facility. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

Around Town 5/27/2009

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WLHS BANQUET The West Lincoln High School Winter and Spring 2009 Awards Banquet will be 6 p.m. this evening in the new gym. KINGDOM FOCUS Maiden Chapel Baptist Church will have a Kingdom Focus Conference 7 p.m. this evening and Thursday. Speakers include the Rev. Herbert C. Crump Jr. of…

Five generations

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Class of 1949

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50th anniversary

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Mustang track stars make mark at state meet

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs boys track team seemed to get better with every meet as the season progressed. Freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, it didn’t matter. East Lincoln head coach Lonnie Custer said everyone played a role in the success of the track team. “What a blessing it…