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Oysters in hot water with Bethel Methodists

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Bethel United Methodist Church in Denver held its Oyster Stew Night last Saturday. According to Junior Barkley, a church member who helps organize the annual event, Oyster Stew Night has become a unique tradition at Bethel UMC. “I’m going to say it’s approximately 30 years,” Barkley said of how long…

Around Town 11/19/2008

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BAKE/CRAFT SALE Salem Baptist Church, Salem Church Road, Lincolnton, will have a bake, craft, gift and cut glass sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. SINGING Cross Reference, a southern gospel group from Kings Mountain, will perform 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“What do you think of the East Lincoln High School’s winning football season so far?” Joe Joseph, Sherills Ford: “The coach is a friend of mine and a great guy and I know they will do good and I wish them all the luck in the world.” Tanya Kistel, Denver:…

Class of 1943

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Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church on N.C. 16 in Denver. Brings business cards. Cost is $11. Wayne’s monthly feasts Wayne’s second Friday monthly feast will be 9:45 a.m. Dec. 12 at…

The Last Picasso

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ALF evacuted due to clothing catching fire

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Fire officials said a clothes fire Tuesday night prompted the evacuation of a Lincolnton assisted living facility. Shortly after 8 p.m., firefighters from Boger City and Lincolnton responded to a call that clothing had caught fire in a dryer at Heath House, 919 Wilma Sigmon Road. The fire was contained…

County Notebook

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners had a productive session Monday night, passing many important measures, while discussing others that will have to be dealt with later. Here’s a rundown of some of the ground board members covered. Some items here will be treated in more detail in upcoming articles.…

Mustang fever grips East Lincoln

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A digital sign outside a popular eatery on N.C. 16 flashes “Congratulations!” On bumper stickers and shirts in the area, an increasing number of stylized horse heads are also cropping up. Across east Lincoln County, the signs are becoming clear: “Mustang fever” is spreading like wildfire. With an 11-1 record…

Triangulating an eastside center

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Years from now, the south Triangle area in east Lincoln County could possibly be known by another name. Downtown. After months of study, members of a committee appointed to steer the future development of the existing N.C. 16 corridor recommended the area as a possible location for a future town…