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CLUBS, GROUPS Blood drive The Denver Fire Department will host a blood drive from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at their headquarters. Contact Josh Carpenter at (704) 483-5115 or stop in during donation hours. DABA holiday party The Denver Area Business Association will host its annual holiday party…

Ribbon cutting

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Service honors loved ones

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Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County and Emmanuel Reformed Church will present an interfaith memorial candlelight service 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, located at 329 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. “It’s a great way to start the holiday season – by remembering those that are very near and dear,”…

Bluegrass band wins first place

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Five generations

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Abandoned animals an increasing concern

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The expanding housing crisis and rise in pet food costs are creating desperate times for Lincoln County pet owners and relief agencies. Totals for animal surrenders for the year in the county are staggering. From Jan. 1 to Nov. 24, there were 4,306 surrenders to Animal Services. Of those, 538…

Trail to link Denver artists

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Art scenes are often born around clusters of defunct warehouses and depressed downtown districts attractive for their low rents and large spaces. In suburban east Lincoln County, a much different story is unfolding. For the third year in a row this Saturday, a handful of upscale residences and local businesses…

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…

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.…