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Around Town 2/2/2009

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BLOOD DRIVE The Community Blood Center will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St., Lincolnton. QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday of each month at the…

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Reading Superbowl

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Iron Station Elementary School kindergarten students enjoy snacks (above) Friday during a Reading Superbowl Party. Combined, kindergartners read a total of 2,015 books with their parents for the week, making them all champions. Class MVP readers were (bottom, right, listed from left) Cameron Kale, Chase Forstson, Morgan Young and Summer…

Church Briefs

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST Poplar Springs AME Zion Church will have a pancake breakfast beginning 10 a.m. Saturday. A choice of five types of pancakes, grits, sausage, eggs, biscuits with gravy, bacon, juice and coffee will be available. The cost is $5.09 per person. All proceeds will benefit the church building fund.…

Around Town 1/30/2009

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BARBECUE BENEFIT Members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Lincoln County Chapter will hold a barbecue benefit for Woodie Anthony and family starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church, 3410 Startown Road, Lincolnton. The $7 plates will include barbecue pork or chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert and a…

He’s ‘Grandpa’ 87 times over

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Orie Helmuth, 69, has seven sons, six daughters, 87 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Helmuth, who works at Harmony Sheds in Denver and lives in Statesville, has trouble keeping track of the young ones. “I can’t keep all the names straight,” he said. There are also likely to be more grandchildren…

North Lincoln coaches get CPR training

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Injury is a risk that all athletes take when they step onto the field to compete. At the high school level, however, safety is always a top priority. Many student-athletes have suffered serious injuries during athletic competition in the state of North Carolina this year. In response,…

College to hold classes at Lincoln Charter

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After years of eyeing growth in the area, Gaston College is partnering with Lincoln Charter School to dramatically expand the number of college courses offered in eastern Lincoln County. The first few classes are scheduled for March at the Lincoln Charter High School’s campus, just west of N.C. 16 near…

Question of the Week

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How long should the county give owners of illegal signs on N.C. 16 to come into compliance? County officials say seven years. What do you think?” Larry Straight, Denver: “The maximum should be seven years. I think with all the construction going on during that time is when it needs…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS ELBA meeting The East Lincoln Betterment Association is hosting a meeting at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road in Denver. Light refreshments will be served. Topics include electing officers and board members, an update on Sally’s Y and ceremony honoring East Lincoln High…