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Around Town 12/3/2008

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BLOOD DRIVE The Denver Fire Department will host a blood drive 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the fire station on N.C. 16. All donations will benefit the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Donors can schedule an appointment or stop by during donation hours. For more information, call Josh Carpenter at…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“How much holiday shopping will you do in east Lincoln County?” Danny Perusse, Denver: “We just moved here from California. For my wife, I’ll probably go out and do some holiday shopping. Basically, she has everything she wants. I’ll maybe look into some framing places around here.” Peggy Snipes, Westport:…

Salon business thriving a year after move

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After relocating her business one year ago, Mona Morgan said she is “having a blast.” Hair Advantage, now located at the West Pointe Shoppes in Denver, opened in 1989 with her friend Bootie Mincey. Five years later, her daughter, Holly Puffenbarger came on board. “We’re all like a big family,”…

Community Calendar

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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…