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Church Briefs

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ST. DOROTHY FISH FRY St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will have a shrimp dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Plates are $7. INDOOR YARD SALE Long Shoals Wesleyan Church will host an indoor yard sale 6 a.m. until noon Saturday. Ham biscuits and coffee will be available for purchase. All…

Around Town 4/3/2009

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INDOOR YARD SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #30 will host an indoor yard sale to benefit homeless veterans 8 a.m. until noon today and Saturday at 1120 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton. RELAY FOR LIFE Century 21 Hecht Realty, 885 N.C. 16 N., Denver, will conduct a yard and bake…

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.…

Economy is still golden for one Denver merchant

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While some businesses are struggling to survive in this economy, Raeia Lail says business is booming for companies buying gold. Lail, who co-owns the Gold and Silver Assay Company, expanded into Denver to open its second location in November 2008. The business, located at 278-C N.C. 16 in Denver, previously…

Derby winners

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N.C. 16 next leg on target for opening

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The next leg of the new N.C. 16 up to Optimist Club Road remains on track to open by July 24, according to engineers with the construction firm overseeing the nearly $30 million highway project. “It’s an aggressive schedule, but we feel comfortable with it,” Bobby Eaves, construction manager for…

Lowesville church plans new sanctuary

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After 150 years of offering spiritual shelter, Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville will soon have a new sanctuary to help in that mission. The church off N.C. 16 in southeastern Lincoln County is launching a capital campaign this month to support a $1.8 million building and renovation project…

Mustangs’ Johnson showing maturity as senior year starts

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DENVER — Rewind four years ago and Ethan Johnson was a freshman playing varsity for the East Lincoln baseball team. Fast forward to last season and Johnson sat out a year as he injured his shoulder. Pause to this season and watch Johnson unfold a stellar start to his senior…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Spring Break Camp Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is hosting a spring break camp for kids grade K — 6th from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center on Optimist Club Road. The fee is $85 and registration ends Thursday. Call Lindsay at (704)…