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Martial arts teacher joins forces with gymnastics academy

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Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy is partnering with Martial Arts Training Institute (MATI) to teach people of all ages how to defend themselves in an unexpected and dangerous situation. Master Scott Hartsell will be teaching the style of Shorinji Kempo Karate at Lake Norman Gymnastics. He is also the chief instructor…

New church hopes to meet spiritual needs in Denver

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Pastor Mike Teeter, and his wife, Melissa, hope their new church will touch the lives of people needing a little spiritual guidance. “I do believe there are a lot of people who are unchurched or non-churched,” he said. “A lot of people are hurt and searching in life. They didn’t…

Around Town 3/15/2010

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EASTER PAGEANT Today is the last day to register for the Miss Easter on Parade Pageant. The pageant will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cherryville Community Building, located at 108 S. Jacob St. Girls newborn to age 19 are eligible to enter. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Gastonia…

Miss West Lincoln

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The West Lincoln High School NJROTC recently sponsored the Little Miss West Lincoln and the Miss West Lincoln High Pageant. A total of 49 girls from age 0 months to 18 years competed for crowns, banners, trophies and prizes. All proceeds from the pageant went to the NJROTC program. Pictured…

Gettys receives economic development scholarship

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Lincoln Economic Development Association Assistant Director (LEDA) Crystal Gettys was awarded the Jack Ervin EDI Scholarship to attend the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. “It is an honor and privilege to receive this scholarship,” Gettys said. “This will certainly support my efforts in obtaining my professional goals.” The North…

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…