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Center close to opening at church

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Nearly three years after planning began, a new $2.6 million life center for Westport Baptist is almost complete and ready to open. The 27,000-square-foot structure is located directly behind the main church at 2373 Lake Shore Road South off N.C. 16. Mike Young, senior pastor for Westport Baptist, called the…

Height just the start of Thackeray’s hoops’ talent

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Standing at 6-feet-1 inches North Lincoln senior Ashley Thackeray was destined to play basketball. Ever since the third grade her parents got her into the sport that her older brothers and sisters played. Thackeray wanted to follow suit and the path has paid off. “I always wanted…

Designers comes Full Circle in Denver

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After relocating her business to Denver, Interior Designer, Linda Thunberg said she hopes to be an inspiration during these tough economic times. Thunberg, who established Full Circle Interior Design seven years ago in Cleveland, Ohio, will soon launch her first series of interior design classes in the Lake Norman area.…

Around Town 12/17/2008

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAM The First Baptist Church of Lincolnton’s Children’s Choir will perform 6:30 p.m. tonight. All are welcome to attend. CHRISTMAS CANTATA Members of the Reepsville Baptist Church Adult Choir will present Noel, a Christmas Cantata 7 p.m. tonight and 11 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome to attend. CHRISTMAS SCENES…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Toy drive Denver Fire Department and Fit Dimensions are sponsoring a toy drive in Denver until Saturday. Unwrapped gifts for donation can be dropped off at Fit Dimensions, 3273 N.C. Families who need assistance can stop by the Denver Fire Department headquarters, 3956 N.C. 16 to complete forms…

Students Singing

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Around Town 12/15/2008

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CHRISTMAS PARTY The Lutheran Men in Mission at Daniels Lutheran Church, 3290 Reepsville Road, will host their annual Christmas Party and Sing Along 7 p.m. tonight in the parish house. Please bring a heavy hors d’oeuvre to share. BLOOD DRIVE Lincoln County Charter School’s junior and senior classes in partnership…

Around Town 12/12/2008

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GROUP MEETING The Lincoln County Horseman’s Association will host their annual meeting 7 p.m. tonight at Sagebrush Steakhouse. The meal is Dutch treat. All are welcome to attend. WLHS CHORUS The West Lincoln High School Chorus will be selling hotdogs and hamburgers Saturday and Sunday at WoodMill Winery. Proceeds will…

LEDA Art Invitational a success

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Karen Banker is an artist, and artists love empty walls. When the Lincoln County Economic Development Association opened its new building in June, she approached executive director Barry Matherly with a question. “I kind of came to him and said ‘Hey Barry, what are you putting on the walls of…

Kiser Intermediate hosts exhibit

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Students at Kiser Intermediate School are learning about American history through art. Picturing America, which features 26 reproductions of works by American artists, is on display a the school now. An open house for the art show will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the school. The…