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Store brings weight-loss program to Denver

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Totally Fit 4 Life, a medical weight loss program, will soon begin its annual Weight Loss Challenge. Debra Powell, owner of locations in Denver, Shelby and Hickory, said this is the second year her company has done the program. “Our previous Weight Loss Challenge was such a hit among our…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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What are some volunteer activities people can do to help the community in east Lincoln County?” Tommy Nixon, Denver: “We don’t do anything outside the church really. We support East Lincoln Christian Ministry. It’s important what they do to help people who need a hand.” Sherman Dramer, Denver: “I think…

Around Town 1/21/2009

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BBQ FUNDRAISER Cub Scout Pack 76 will host a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Crowell Memorial Church. The cost is $7 per plate. The meal includes barbecue with bun, slaw, baked beans, chips and dessert. Dine-in and take-out meals are available. Proceeds will benefit pack…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS CoveKeepers The Catawba CoveKeepers will resume meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sherrills Ford Fire Station on Slanting Bridge Road. Discussions will include new leadership , future program topics, Muddy Water and CoveKeeper training and incident reporting. Visitors are welcome. Call (704) 489-2911. East Lincoln Optimist Club…

‘Potter’s Hands’ wins photo competition

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For John Arrowood, photography is both a creative and spiritual practice. “A lot of my photography is driven by my faith,” he said. “It’s a way to help people see what I see in God’s creation.” Arrowood won Best in Show in the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s Amateur Photography…

Paintball vandal targets more than twenty homes

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Lincolnton Police are on the lookout for a person that allegedly shot paintballs at several vehicles, homes and businesses early Saturday morning. A homeowner in the 600 block of S. Grove St., alerted police that her home and vehicle had been shot with orange paintballs, Officer R.J. Barlowe II reported.…

Hotel ex-manager charged with ‘milking the payroll’

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A western Lincoln County woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars from a local hotel. Tatiana Gonzalez, 34, Vale, is accused of embezzling about $200,000 from the Comfort Inn on East Main Street, Lincolnton police reported. Hospitality Group Management, which oversees 17 hotels including Comfort…

Undercover narcotics probe prompts Denver man’s arrest

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A Denver man is facing several felony charges following an undercover operation by narcotics investigators. Eugene Henry Porter, 40, was arrested Wednesday in Mecklenburg County on Lincoln County charges, said Larry Seagle, public information officer for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Porter’s arrest was a result of an investigation where…

Lincolnton Firefighter awards

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Classroom without walls

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Braving bone-chilling temperatures, wild animals and methane-spewing mud pits, a Lincoln Charter School teacher Tuesday completed a five-day field trip with his students to one of the most untamed national parks in the United States. And he did it without even having parents sign permission slips. Steve Hall, who teaches…