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Historic one-room school finds a new home

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She knows it’s a one-room school house. She knows it sat near Mt. Olive Church and served black children. She knows it was moved from its original location in the 1950s, but other than that, Amy Blanton’s most recent acquisition is a mystery. “We really don’t know anything else about…

Concert Association seeking new members

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While other area nonprofit organizations struggle to keep their doors open, the Lincoln County Concert Association is plugging along just fine. “We’re managing to maintain our level of income,” said Bob Cantwell, president. “We’re completing our 30th season, so I think we have a number of loyal devotees who look…

Financial Fitness Fair scheduled

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Local financial experts will be fielding questions at the Financial Fitness Fair March 5. Financial information booths will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. at the James Warren Citizen Center, 115 West Main Street in downtown Lincolnton. In response to economic uncertainty, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is…

Around Town 2/27/2009

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TRAPPING COURSE North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a trapping education course 6-9 p.m. this evening and 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Sportsman’s Club on Horseshoe Lake Road. The course is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Register at www.ncwildlife.org or…

Church Activities

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HOLY SPIRIT FISH FRY Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 357 N.C. 16 N., Denver, will have a fish fry from 5:30-8 p.m. this evening to benefit the 2009 Relay for Life. Dinner will include fish, shrimp, fries, hush puppies, slaw, dessert and a drink. The cost is $8 for adults and…

Around Town 2/25/2009

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GRACE BAPTIST Grace Baptist Church, 1185 Little Road, Newton, will host a King James Bible Jubilee until Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Thursday. The jubilee will be a time of fellowship, preaching, praying and praising. For more information, call (828) 464-7088 or (828) 464-7055. DANIEL’S…

Project Heal

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Project Heal is a University of North Carolina Chapel Hill student run and student funded global health organization. It delivers basic dental supplies and medical supplies to those in need. UNC students will be visiting Ghana this summer. Betty Royster of Lincolnton and Kristen DaCanal of Cherryville, both UNC sophomores,…

Surprising flora

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

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East Lincoln County residents and business owners are speaking out on possible laws that could dramatically shrink signs allowed along N.C. 16 — including those already in existence. While many agree sign clutter and appearance on east Lincoln County’s main corridor is a simmering issue, some are concerned the changes…

Church, businesses set up race for Denver runners

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With each organized run, there is moment right before the start that is electrifying, according to Denver resident Deirdre West. “There is just this excitement to be in a pack of people and that energy is all around you,” West said. “You may not know a soul but you feel…