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Business group has big plans for east Lincoln

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It began as local businesses banding together against crime, but morphed into much more. Now the Denver Area Business Association has big plans on the horizon for their 10th anniversary next year — and beyond. From more networking events and presentations to revamping their Web site and shaping public policy,…

Churches re-create Bethlehem at Rock Springs Campground

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Area residents can catch a bit of Christmas spirit this weekend at the Rock Springs Campground in Denver. A dozen local churches have banded together to reconstruct the town of Bethlehem and living nativity scene on the historic grounds. As with this past weekend, nearly two dozen visitors can take…

School clubs unite to aid sick youngster

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Area high school students are making a difference in the life of Marshal Nivens, the Catawba Springs Elementary student afflicted with a rare brain disease. The “Interact” clubs at East Lincoln High and North Lincoln High schools are stepping up efforts to raise $6,000 in funds in association with the…

Around Town 12/3/2008

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BLOOD DRIVE The Denver Fire Department will host a blood drive 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the fire station on N.C. 16. All donations will benefit the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Donors can schedule an appointment or stop by during donation hours. For more information, call Josh Carpenter at…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“How much holiday shopping will you do in east Lincoln County?” Danny Perusse, Denver: “We just moved here from California. For my wife, I’ll probably go out and do some holiday shopping. Basically, she has everything she wants. I’ll maybe look into some framing places around here.” Peggy Snipes, Westport:…

Salon business thriving a year after move

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After relocating her business one year ago, Mona Morgan said she is “having a blast.” Hair Advantage, now located at the West Pointe Shoppes in Denver, opened in 1989 with her friend Bootie Mincey. Five years later, her daughter, Holly Puffenbarger came on board. “We’re all like a big family,”…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Blood drive The Denver Fire Department will host a blood drive from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at their headquarters. Contact Josh Carpenter at (704) 483-5115 or stop in during donation hours. DABA holiday party The Denver Area Business Association will host its annual holiday party…

Ribbon cutting

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Around Town 12/1/2008

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FELLOWSHIP MEAL New Covenant United Methodist Church, 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway, Mount Holly, will have a community fellowship “breakfast meal” 5-7 p.m. tonight. Donations will benefit the parish building fund. For more information, call the church office at (704) 827-4468. LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m.…

School Activities

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HOLIDAY FUN G.E. Massey students celebrated Thanksgiving by learning more about America’s first Thanksgiving. Randi Kolseth, mother of kindergarten student Cory Melanson, made the Thanksgiving costumes for his kindergarten class and discussed the historical aspects of the holiday. Cory’s relatives are descendants of Miles Standish, John Alden and George Soule,…