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Around Town 12/19/2008

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TOY DRIVE The Denver Fire Department and Fit Dimension have teamed up to help local children within the fire district who are in need this holiday season. Unwrapped toys fir grade-school-age boys and girls at Fit Dimension, 3273 N.C. 16 N. Families in need may stop by the Denver Fire…

Church Briefs

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CHRISTMAS SCENES First Presbyterian Church, 512 Old Mt. Holly Road, Stanley, will present live Christmas scenes 7-9 p.m. tonight. You may drive through or park your car to walk through the scenes. For more information call, (704) 263-4275. CHRISTMAS CANTATA Westport Baptist Church, N.C. 16 and Lakeshore Road South, Denver,…

Cardboard boat racing helps students learn

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA’s inside pool smelled like wet cardboard and chlorine Wednesday afternoon. A total of 15 Lincolnton High School Physics II Honors students raced six boats made of cardboard and kept together with duct tape. “It was exciting to see them actually racing and also to see…

Art stroll to take place in downtown Lincolnton

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The volunteers behind the Downtown Lincolnton Art Stroll see big things in Lincolnton’s future. “We’re at the threshold of a kind of future vision of what this whole area can be,” volunteer Karen Banker said. “I think the whole country is moving in this direction. We’re kind of just waking…

Student plans professional singing career

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Courtney Derr, 17, has a big voice and even bigger dreams. “If God gave it to me, I’m not going to waste it,” she said of her voice. The Lincolnton High School junior plans to have a career in music. She’s already recorded songs with producer Ronnie Garrett with Big…

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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Operation Santa USMC gives Christmas goodies to Marines

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When Wanda Patton of Lincolnton learned about Operation Santa U.S. Marine Corp in October, she knew she had to become a part of it. “That’s just really near and dear to my heart,” she said. “I’m married to a veteran, and I have an active-duty son.” Patton and friend Mimi…