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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after hours The Denver Area Business Association is hosting an after hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at AnaChris Wellness spa, 4317-A N.C. 16 in Denver. There will be refreshments and prizes. Bring plenty of business cards. Call (704) 489-6997. Wayne’s Monthly Feasts Wayne’s second Friday monthly feast…

Weight-loss program targets low-income women

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Middle-aged women hoping to lose weight in the new year may want to turn to the Lincoln County Health Department’s Weight-Wise Program. The study is open to overweight, middle-aged, low-income women. “It’s a really good program because it really takes into consideration this population and really will help them lose…

4-H’er earns honor of going to two national events

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An egg-heavy macaroni and cheese recipe landed one Lincolnton 4-H’er in a national competition. Guy Perkins, 15, won the North Carolina State Gold for his presentation on egg cookery. He went on to compete nationally in Louisville, Ken. in November and placed seventh in the nation. “I like mac and…

4-H celebrates its 100th anniversary in North Carolina

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North Carolina is celebrating its 100th year of 4-H. “I would love to see every school-age child involved in 4-H,” said April Dillon, extension agent with 4-H youth development. 4-H first started when adult farmers chose not to listen to recent college graduates’ advice regarding farming corn. “These were just…

Around Town 1/5/2009

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NAACP The Lincolnton chapter of the NAACP will hold a regular meeting 6:30 p.m. tonight at the old Oaklawn Elementary School in Lincolnton. Everyone is welcome. BLOOD DRIVE The American Red Cross in partnership with the Lincoln Masonic Lodge #137 will hold a blood drive Tuesday at the Freedom Church…

Around Town 1/2/2009

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PHOTOGRAPHY The Arts Council of Lincoln County will have its annual Amateur Photography Competition. Entries will be accepted 1-4 p.m. today at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St., Lincolnton. Entrants must be 18 years or older and much engage in photography for pleasure, rather than financial benefit or…

Room to grow

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Scholarships available

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Applications are now available for the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship. Stoudemire was a former Lincoln County agricultural extension chairman and a highly regarded member of the community for almost 30 years. Stoudemire scholarships are awarded annually to Lincoln County residents who will be pursuing a degree program at a…

Brrrrrr

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Braving very cold temperatures Thursday, participants in the 31st Annual New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge braved the waters of Lake Norman, launching from Lake Norman Marina in Sherrill’s Ford. (Above) Pat Hutchinson got an extra dose of the frigid water as he wiped out. Meanwhile, the Carolina Show Ski Team…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Chad Ray Humphreys Wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony breaking and entering…