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Pumpkin Center Intermediate wins book battle

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Cub Scout Pack visits fire department

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Some boom, some go bust

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A Discount Tire store (above) is under construction near the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on N.C. 73 in eastern Lincoln County. However, some businesses along the old N.C. 16 corridor to the north, in Denver, have closed recently, including Pepperocini’s. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo As a final spurt of…

Around Town 4/6/2009

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KIDS WALK The East Lincoln County American Cancer Society Relay for Life will host a walk for kids 15 and younger 10 a.m. May 2 at East Lincoln High School. The cost is $5 per child. Today is the last day to register. To register, visit www.relayforlife.org/eastlincoln or e-mail Carrie…

Ribbon cut

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New GOP officers

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Passion drama draws thousands

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An estimated 4,000 people come to see Anthony Grove Baptist Church’s passion drama every year during the weeks before Easter. “It started out we did it just in the church, and then we had so many people come, we just had to keep expanding it,” said Dennis Bean, pastor of…

WMU celebrates100 years

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The South Fork Baptist Association Women’s Missionary Union will be celebrating its 100th anniversary at its annual meeting 6 p.m. Pearl Baptist Church in Iron Station. The event is free and open to the public. For a century, the organization has been encouraging women to teach, study, pray and give.…

Goodwill offers more than bargains

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For those who are busy spring cleaning, officials at Goodwill Industries have a suggestion of where to donate unwanted goods. “Donations are needed,” said Armando Barragan, spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “We’re hoping that people will think about Goodwill when they’re cleaning out their closets.” Money raised…

One-man band a crowd pleaser

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The 36th Street Bakery on Courtsquare in Lincolnton will be home to a one-man band on Friday nights. Barrie Howard will be playing upbeat tunes for everyone willing to listen. “So many folk singers do these things – ‘I’m down by the river, and she left me last week.’ Heavy…