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How dating led to a career of sport fishing

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DENVER — You know the typical story. Boy meets girl. They fall in love, get married and live happily ever after. Well, this isn’t that kind of fairytale. It’s more of a fish tale, you could say. Michelle Armstrong, a women’s Bassmaster pro-angler who lives in Denver, has made a…

Community Calendar

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Waterfront homeowners meeting. Two Denver residents are organizing a meeting for residents to weigh in on the process for assessing property taxes, or revaluation. Two meetings are scheduled for 2–4 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 12 at the Shanklin Library in Denver. Call or email Jerry Haney for reservations at…

DAR essay winners

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School Briefs

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ECA SCHOLARSHIP The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association is offering $500 scholarships to high school seniors in each of the four local high schools. Forms are available from the guidance counselors at each school. the deadline date for applications is March 10. All students are eligible to apply, however,…

Around Town 2/16/2009

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BRANCH MEETING The Lincolnton Lions Club branch meeting will be meeting at noon today at Ryan’s Steakhouse. For more information, call Bonnie Edwards at (704) 735-4138 or Gwen Mcbee at (704) 732-5153. ANTIQUE SENIORS The Antique Seniors of Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Road, will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday.…

Around Town 2/13/2009

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BUDGET MEETING The mayor and city council will hold a budget work session beginning 1 p.m. today in the council chambers of City Hall, 114 W. Sycamore St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss funding requests from several organizations. For more information, call Donna Flowers, city clerk at…

Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s Kidz Klub will meet 6-8 p.m. this evening in the Family Life Center. Dinner will be served followed by crafts and a presentation by the Bluemoon Puppets. For more information, contact Patty Crow at (704) 820-9878 or davidandpattycrow@netzero.net, Janet Howard at (704) 827-9417,…

Price is Right helps victims of child abuse

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For a $10 ticket, you could win prizes worth more than $1,000 and help fight child abuse. The Price is Right for Fighting Child Abuse will take place 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “It’s a lot of excitement,” said Mike Milholland, who will be…

Giving a unique gift

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For those tired for giving roses and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, the Last Picasso presents an interesting alternative — singing valentines. “It’s more a funny, comical thing than it is a serious thing,” said Kimberly Travis, who, along with Lessie Williams, is organizing the fundraiser. The Last Picasso, a gift…

Improvisation group full of surprises

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Audience members don’t know what to expect going into a Missing Lincs performance and neither does the cast. “We don’t know where we’re going with it. We don’t know what we’re going to say,” said Ryan Gurganious, director. The improvisational troupe has had 15-minute performances before Lincoln Theatre Guild productions.…