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Adult women conclude first season of recreation hoops

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Lincoln County Parks and Recreation was ending its first adult women’s basketball season with a championship game. It was down to the Newton Flames Old School and The Give & Go. The players, a sea of orange and pink T-shirts, took their places on the court last week. Within seconds,…

Denver woman helped train dogs graduating in prison program

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Denver resident Bonnie O’Rourke knows how strong the bond can get between a dog and his handler. She watched a special bond unfold between Gaston Correctional Center inmate Heath Carroll and dogs Payton and Oliver as part of the New Leash on Life program. “He really takes pride in taking…

Ministry adds new programs with move into larger space

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Mount Moriah Summit’s new space is allowing owners Suzanne and John Fish to offer more programs. Four months ago, the nonprofit ministry moved from 1612 N. Hwy. 16 to 1258 N. Hwy. 16 in Denver. The ministry now occupies the former Triangle Ace Hardware building. In addition to the retail…

Skating away

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Tunes at noon

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Around Town 5/31/2010

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APPLE QUEEN Applications for the Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant will be accepted until Tuesday. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce, located at 101 E. Main St., in Lincolnton. NORTH 321 MEETING All residents living in the North 321 fire district are invited to attend a…

Lincolnton ABC store getting used to new Boger City location

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Bert Honeycutt was sad to see the old Lincolnton ABC torn down. After all, it had been on East Main Street for 42 years. Honeycutt has worked for the ABC store for 28 years, but it only took a few days for bulldozers to crumble the building to make room…

Craig, Hull Engagement

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Bridgett Nicole Craig and Jeremy Dean Hull announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Nikki is the daughter of Carla and Brent Simmons of Lawndale and Joe Craig of Vale. She graduated from East Burke High School and Appalachian State University with a degree in Elementary Education. Jeremy is the son…

Drug Store adds location near new hospital

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George Brookins was waiting for the right time to open his third pharmacy, The Drug Store. Willie Heafner, president of Piedmont Companies, approached Brookins about opening The Drug Store in Carolina Shopping Center in Boger City. The shopping center had a spot at the end of its building, perfect for…

Shop expands with new name, more merchants

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Marcia Swan is making some changes to her business, Red Rabbit 27, formerly M&M Mini Mall, in Lincolnton. “We want people to realize we are here and that it’s changing,” she said. “Our merchandise is frequently changing, but the customers will always see a friendly, smiling face.” The Lincolnton resident…