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Flo Robinson Literary Competition turns 25

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While she was alive, Lincolnton’s Flora Robinson was best known as a woman who picked through her neighbors’ garbage and lived in poverty. When she died in the early 80s, however, her reputation changed. Robinson left $46,000, which was divided up between various Lincoln County charities and non-profit organizations. These…

Community Activities

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will host an after-hours event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Wexford House assisted living home, 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver. For more information, call (704) 489-2633. Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly…

50th Anniversary

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Make the call

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Upcoming exhibit features two very different artists

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Roger Steele and Gail M. Little, two very different artists, will come together in a joint show opening March 8 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “Gail’s is so whimsical and wonderful and colorful and dance-like, and Roger’s is very spiritual and quiet and some of the techniques and some of…

Prom dresses available

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School comedy has writing focus

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Iron Station Elementary School teachers dressed as pirates Friday for a comical performance to get their students excited about writing. With the state mandated fourth-grade writing test looming Tuesday, the students have been preparing for several weeks. The teachers’ pirate skit, “The Pirates of the Writing Treasure,” reviewed the components…

1930s-era engine links generations

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When Pate Jenks closed his western Lincoln County flour mill around the early 1930s, he pushed the steam engine that powered the mill into a well, where it was eventually buried. Last Wednesday, his great-great-grandsons dug it up. According to Bobby Jenks, who, along with his cousin Chuck, uncovered the…

Cooking is powerful therapy for Denver native, 76

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Virginia Caldwell may not get around as well as she used to, but that hasn’t stopped her from doing what she loves: cooking. “The doctor told me cooking is my therapy,” Caldwell said. A Denver native, Caldwell suffers from arthritis and diabetes, yet she says it’s a rare day when…

Community night of worship

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Above: Laura Ashley Mosteller performs during Community Wide Night of Worship 2008, held Saturday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Below: U.S. Army Capt. Jeff Struecker, a former U.S. Ranger who is now an Army chaplain, discusses his experiences in firefights in Mogadishu, Somalia, while speaking at the…