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Christmas concert

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Members of the seventh grade band at Pumpkin Center Middle School recently performed in the school’s holiday concert. Also performing were the sixth grade general music students, the seventh and eighth grade bands, seventh grade chorus, eighth grade chorus (pictured below) and the Pumpkin Center Middle School jazz band. Chris…

Around Town 12/22/2005

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BLOOD DRIVE The Lincoln County Red Cross announces two blood drives. The first will be held 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday at the Red Cross office on North Aspen, which is in the back of the Century 21 building. The second drive will be held from noon –…

Chamber increasing scholarships from one to four

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has increased the number of scholarships given for 2006 from the proceeds of the annual adult spelling bee. Starting next year, the chamber will give out four scholarships — one to each Lincoln County high school — instead of just one scholarship covering four…

Grand opening

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Lighting up the holiday season

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Those who drive down Lincolnton’s Aspen Street this holiday season may find themselves hitting the brakes and staring in awe. There, on the side of the road, is a testament to Christmas decoration excess: a mobile home with manger scenes, green wreaths and thousands of Christmas lights filling its yard.…

Pretty enough to eat

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It’s a work of art, really. Taking 90 hours to create and made up entirely of edible materials, the gingerbread house is too beautiful to eat. “I wouldn’t dare touch it,” said Carolyn Dysart, the “adopted mom” of the creator. “He has worked so hard on it, so diligently.” Patrick…

Denver pastor returns from Uganda

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Dr. Joel McCall, pastor of Lakeshore Presbyterian Church, has lived in Israel for a year and can speak and translate Hebrew. He has spent the last several years going on a mission trip to Rwanda with members of his church for mission trips. He’s never been to Uganda, however, until…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST The January Wayne’s Feast will be at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 at Capt’n Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The featured speaker will be orthopedic surgeon Dr. Donald Davis. Reservations will be accepted through Jan. 8 and the cost is $6. For more information, call Celia and Paul…

Around Town 12/21/2005

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS The Pilot Club is accepting offerings for lights on the Christmas tree on the courtsquare. Each light costs $1 and a memorial costs $5. Donations can be sent to: Pilot Tree Lights, 3141 Laboratory Road, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092. FRUIT FOR SALE Due to the inclement weather last week,…

DABA trees of hope bring Christmas cheer to Denver

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For the second year in a row, the Denver Area Business Association is holding a unique fund raiser for a local charity that also brings some Christmas spirit to the area. It’s the tree of hope, and according to Jill Feldmeyer, owner of Fit Dimension on N.C. 16, there are…