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Business group has big plans for east Lincoln

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It began as local businesses banding together against crime, but morphed into much more. Now the Denver Area Business Association has big plans on the horizon for their 10th anniversary next year — and beyond. From more networking events and presentations to revamping their Web site and shaping public policy,…

Churches re-create Bethlehem at Rock Springs Campground

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Area residents can catch a bit of Christmas spirit this weekend at the Rock Springs Campground in Denver. A dozen local churches have banded together to reconstruct the town of Bethlehem and living nativity scene on the historic grounds. As with this past weekend, nearly two dozen visitors can take…

Battleground Thanksgiving

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Students at Battleground Elementary got an early taste of Thanksgiving last week by dressing as American Indians and roasting marshmallows. Above (from left) are Ruth Davis, Autumn Sweeney and Elisa McClure. Below, other students including (from left) Braxton Eley, Jewels Fernandez, Julian Davis and Abby Funderburk, demonstrated their own versions…

Around Town 12/1/2008

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FELLOWSHIP MEAL New Covenant United Methodist Church, 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway, Mount Holly, will have a community fellowship “breakfast meal” 5-7 p.m. tonight. Donations will benefit the parish building fund. For more information, call the church office at (704) 827-4468. LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m.…

School Activities

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HOLIDAY FUN G.E. Massey students celebrated Thanksgiving by learning more about America’s first Thanksgiving. Randi Kolseth, mother of kindergarten student Cory Melanson, made the Thanksgiving costumes for his kindergarten class and discussed the historical aspects of the holiday. Cory’s relatives are descendants of Miles Standish, John Alden and George Soule,…

Dollars for scholars

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The winding road from Lincolnton to Nashville

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Most people probably haven’t heard of Tammie Davis, but that could change soon. The country singer and Lincolnton native has recorded an EP that could be released as early as this month. Although she sings with a band backing her up now, there was a time when Davis was a…

Toys for Tots fundraiser in full swing

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The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Detachment of the Marine Corps League has started its first annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive. The toys will be distributed to children in need Dec. 20 at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. Gifts should be new and unwrapped. Businesses and stores that would like…

Middle-schoolers learn about life in era of Revolution

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North Lincoln Middle School eighth-graders stepped back in time last week to experience Colonial America. Lincoln County historian, Darrell Harkey, along with re-enactors Mark Ewing, Randy Whitworth and Angela Whitworth set up tent to show students how early settlers survived. Students braved freezing temperatures as they watched how resources such…

WLHS student powers vehicles with used oil

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When the cost of gas shot up, West Lincoln High School student Granger McKee, 18, decided to take matters into his own hands. McKee went to local car shops for used motor oil and local restaurants for used cooking oil. He used both to power his motor vehicles. “I looked…