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Apple Festival Board searching for T-shirt design

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival Board is searching for a local artist to create its 2010 T-shirt. “We’re opening this up, trying to get more input from the people in Lincoln County,” said Joyce Dorsey, liaison to the Apple Festival Board. “It can be anybody from zero to 100 that…

Stoplight set up at key Denver intersection

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Installation of a new stoplight at the intersection of St. James Church Road and N.C. 16 is nearing completion. The N.C. Department of Transportation is finishing up with signal placement and will start building a turn lane when weather conditions improve, said Jackie McSwain, district engineer for DOT. “The signal…

Fundraiser benefits young cancer patient

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The grandmother of an 8-year-old with cancer is using discounts at her business to drum up cash for medical bills. Robbie Caskey, a second-grade student at Maiden Elementary School, was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in October. His parents have insurance, but the cost of chemotherapy and radiation is…

Rock Springs playground

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Regional Principal of the Year

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Floral store relocates to Terrell location

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Artistic Floral owner Sonja Johnson has a knack for creating big, bold and bright floral arrangements. “It’s more eye-catching,” she said. “I want this to be more of an upper-end (shop). It’s not your typical daisies and carnations flower shop.” The Troutman resident is hoping her unique work will impress…

Biggest year ever for H/W vocal contest

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Lincolnton’s own annual version of American Idol is back this year and bigger than ever. “It’s about doubled,” said Carolyn Heafner, one of the founders of the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition. “We hope we’ve been discovered. We’ve been statewide just a couple of years, and programs like this are so dependent…

DABA site overhaul generates interest

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The Denver Area Business Organization’s (DABA) new Web site is garnering some attention that the organization does not mind. Since the new site was launched Dec. 30, it has averaged 90 visitors per day, or 2,700 per month. The site gets 2,600 hits per day, or 78,000 a month, said…

Around Town 3/12/2010

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FOOD DRIVE Curves in Denver will be collecting non-perishable food items for the East Lincoln Christian Ministry food pantry during the month of March. For more information, call Camie Stroupe at (704) 483-1301. BARBECUE BENEFIT Oak Grove Baptist Church will have a barbecue fundraiser until 7 p.m. tonight. The meal…

Church Activities

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DEDICATION SERVICES Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries, located at 2543-A E. Main St., in Lincolnton, will have building dedication services beginning 7 p.m. this evening. Evangelist Johnny Ingram of El Shaddai Full Gospel Independent Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. Elder Robert Hayes of Chesterfield Church of God will…