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East Lincoln runner bounces back after August car crash

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The 2009 cross country season has been a test of strength for East Lincoln senior Greg Kielar. The former Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference Runner of the Year had been working hard over the summer running about nine or 10 miles every day and up around 50 miles a week to…

Crop Walk benefits from increased participation

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An ailing economy may have helped the East Lincoln Area Communities Responding to Overcoming Poverty, or CROP, Hunger Walk. The Oct. 4 walk raised more than $8,500, about $1,500 more than last year. East Lincoln Christian Ministry will receive $2,100 to aid East Lincoln area residents in need. The rest…

Brooklyn Bros. serving up pizza, other Italian cuisine

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Brooklyn Bros. Neighborhood Pizzeria is bringing authentic Italian flavor to Denver. Brothers Vincent and Keith Caminiti, originally from Long Island, N.Y., own the restaurant that has been received well by Denver residents. The restaurant, serving up a variety of Italian pizzas and other dishes, has been slammed with customers since…

Around Town 10/14/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. REVIVAL Links Chapel A.M.E. Zion…

Apple winner

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Around Town 10/12/2009

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LIBRARIES CLOSED All Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library locations will be closed today for Staff Development Day. All locations will resume normal hours on Tuesday. For more information, visit www.glrl.lib.nc.us or call (704) 868-2164. PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin…

Turning love of pets into a business

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James Owens wants to be there for your pets when you can’t be. He recently opened Andromeda Pet Services, which provides animal transport and care to residents in Lincoln, Gaston and Catawba counties, as well as to several nearby cities including Huntersville, Cornelius and Shelby. A former firefighter, Owens was…

Golf course munchies

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East Lincoln Homecoming Queen

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Rock band Paris Keeling revisits End of Ride

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Marty Paris of the band Paris Keeling has always loved music. “My first concrete memory was music,” he said. “I remember hearing it, and I liked it.” He’s kept that opinion his whole life. As a teenager and college student, he played in bands. As an adult, he put music…