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Around Town 12/9/2009

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FOOD DRIVE Tuesday is the last day to drop off non-perishable items for the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department’s annual food drive. Proceeds will benefit Christian Ministries. MEDICARE PLAN Open enrollment for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage will end Dec. 31. For assistance enrolling or changing your plan, call…

Eagle Scout identifications

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Christmas grows year by year

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Growing up, I had small Christmases. I celebrated with my parents, my two siblings and one pair of grandparents, who lived nearby. The rest of my family lived out of state, and they would send presents and cards. But, really, Christmas was quite condensed. It was nice that way. It…

Police offer holiday safety tips

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With the rise of vehicle break-ins and larcenies during the holidays, Lincolnton Police are offering ways to help better protect citizens from becoming victims of crime. “It’s important that we let the community know of (several) ways to keep safe this holiday,” Lt. Kent Lukach said. “ … We want…

Around Town 12/7/2009

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TOY DRIVE The Denver Fire Department are collecting toys for their annual toy drive until Dec. 22. Monetary donations will also be accepted to provide assistance to the families of these children. Drop-off sites include: the fire department headquarters, Kidville Station and Webbs Station, Care Mor Pharmacy, Giovanni’s Pizza, Denver…

Backyard Buddies expands with move

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Backyard Buddies has moved to a new location, but still remains in Lincolnton. Owners Kathy and Jack Woodward opened the shop at 2426 E. Main St. in Lincolnton two years ago. “This is something I enjoy doing and it’s a fun business to get into,” Kathy Woodward said. More space…

50th Anniversary

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Model Student

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School gets 2nd science, math grant

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St. James Elementary School has been awarded a grant from the Exxon/Mobil Education Alliance for the second year in a row. The $750 grant will go toward science and math supplies including calculators and meter sticks for fifth-grade students. . “It’s just a wonderful opportunity, and we’re just grateful for…

Deputies seek tips on Cowan’s Ford, Iron Station thefts

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating property taken last month or any information that could lead to the arrest of the persons in connection with the crimes. On Nov. 13, between 9-9:15 a.m., an unknown person took items laying next to a vehicle at the Cowan’s Ford…