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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…

Around Town 12/1/2008

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FELLOWSHIP MEAL New Covenant United Methodist Church, 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway, Mount Holly, will have a community fellowship “breakfast meal” 5-7 p.m. tonight. Donations will benefit the parish building fund. For more information, call the church office at (704) 827-4468. LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m.…

School Activities

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HOLIDAY FUN G.E. Massey students celebrated Thanksgiving by learning more about America’s first Thanksgiving. Randi Kolseth, mother of kindergarten student Cory Melanson, made the Thanksgiving costumes for his kindergarten class and discussed the historical aspects of the holiday. Cory’s relatives are descendants of Miles Standish, John Alden and George Soule,…

Dollars for scholars

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The winding road from Lincolnton to Nashville

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Most people probably haven’t heard of Tammie Davis, but that could change soon. The country singer and Lincolnton native has recorded an EP that could be released as early as this month. Although she sings with a band backing her up now, there was a time when Davis was a…

Toys for Tots fundraiser in full swing

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The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Detachment of the Marine Corps League has started its first annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive. The toys will be distributed to children in need Dec. 20 at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. Gifts should be new and unwrapped. Businesses and stores that would like…

Middle-schoolers learn about life in era of Revolution

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North Lincoln Middle School eighth-graders stepped back in time last week to experience Colonial America. Lincoln County historian, Darrell Harkey, along with re-enactors Mark Ewing, Randy Whitworth and Angela Whitworth set up tent to show students how early settlers survived. Students braved freezing temperatures as they watched how resources such…