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Thousands expected at Grape Stomp Festival

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Grapes will be stomped come rain or shine Saturday at WoodMill Winery in Vale. “We’re hoping it won’t rain,” Larry Cagle, the winery’s owner, said. “I don’t know what else we can do.” If the weather cooperates, Cagle estimates 6,000 to 8,000 people will attend the event. “Everybody’s wanting to…

Question of the Week

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“Do you think roundabouts would work well at certain intersections along N.C. 16?” Juli Thomas, Denver: “I don’t like roundabouts. They’re confusing. I’m from Virginia and I hadn’t really heard of them until I came down here.” Joe Gallagher, Denver: “I think they are a good idea. They have a…

Coming Up

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n Charlene Travis benefit: Come out for some barbecue and a good cause on Sept 12. Support Denver resident Charlene Travis and her family as she awaits a liver transplant. Bring your appetite and $8 starting at 11 a.m. at the Denver Masonic Lodge on St. James Church Road in…

Around Town 9/3/2008

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DINNER, DANCE The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is presenting a dinner and dance featuring musician Les Marple. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Cover charge is $5. Bring a covered dish. Beverages…

American cuisine featured

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Midtown Sundries, a full-service restaurant specializing in American cuisine, served its first customers Tuesday in Denver. “We’re a family owned and operated business,” Pierce Moore, co-owner of the Denver location said. “The first restaurant was opened by my parents, Nancy and Luke Caudle in 1991.” Now, with locations in Charlotte…

Exhibit features variety of pottery

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County’s annual Catawba Valley Pottery Exhibit is now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “We have works from contemporary to wood-fired on display, functional to non-functional,” said Gary Lee, president of the council. “There’s a very broad range of styles and shapes and colors.”…

Donors Choose helps teachers with supplies

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The school year has started and educators are looking for ways to get the supplies they need without breaking the bank. Through DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers can submit proposals for much-needed classroom materials. These projects are funded through the generosity of others. Donors Choose was started by social studies teacher,…

90th Birthday

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Clash of clergy raises money for ELCM

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On Aug. 23, a group of pastors got to play NASCAR driver for a day. The occasion was the fourth annual Clash of the Clergy, a fundraiser for East Lincoln Christian Ministry held at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley. “It went very well,” the Rev. Eric Reece, an ELCM clergy…

68th Anniversary

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