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Lincoln County Senior Center hosts a wide range of activities

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Lincoln County Senior Services works hard to honor local older Americans. “They have so much wisdom, and they have so much to give,” said Marti Hovis, director of Lincoln County Senior Services and the Lincoln County Senior Center. The center will host an Older Americans Celebration 10:30 a.m. to 1…

Lincoln County athletes participate in Senior Games

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Lincoln County seniors threw softballs, sprinted, jumped and took to the track at the 2009 Senior Games. The event was held this week at Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs. Participants came from Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland counties. “Once you get here, it’s so much fun, you don’t ever want…

Seniors take home top prizes

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Lincoln County participants received many awards in SilverArts at the 2009 Senior Games in Cleveland County. In 1983, North Carolina Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians ages 55 or older. SilverArts is a division of the North Carolina…

YMCA helps mind, body, spirit

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA is a hot spot for active older adults. On a regular basis, groups of seniors exercise together and relax afterwards by chatting and drinking coffee in the lobby. “I made a lot of friends here, and it gave me something to do after my wife…

Participants face fear of falling

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Many seniors are scared of falling, and with good reason. In one year, “One out of three seniors 65 and older will fall,” said Marti Hovis, director of Lincoln County Senior Services. This fact causes many seniors to become inactivity in hopes of avoiding falling. Inactivity, however, can actually lead…

Becoming computer literate

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ELCM completes expansion

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With demand for their services skyrocketing, East Lincoln Christian Ministry just completed a $240,000 expansion to better serve area individuals and families who each month depend on the non-profit group for a helping hand. Nearly 3,600 square feet of space has been added to the ELCM center, 4278 Catawba Burris…

‘Super street’ critics try to get word out

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With time running out, local critics of so-called “super street” intersections may step of their efforts before sections of a new highway open this year in east Lincoln County. “As the old saying goes, time is of the essence now,” said Bo Moore, chairman of the transportation committee for the…

DABA serves up ‘Taste of Denver’

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Perhaps best known for their annual fireworks display, the more-than-160-member Denver Area Business Association last week expanded their recipe to raise the exposure of the lakeside business group by holding their first-ever exposition. “A Taste of Denver,” combined local culinary cuisine with more than 30 DABA members who set up…

Around Town 4/22/2009

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SCHOOL MTG. The Lincoln Charter School will have a board meeting 6 p.m. this evening at the Denver campus. SPRING LITTER SWEEP Lincoln County Parks and Recreation in coordination with the North Carolina Litter Sweep 2009 will begin its spring litter sweep 7 p.m. Wednesday along Hull’s Grove Church Road.…