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Developers: Wait almost over

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Ornate houses line the same golf course as undeveloped lots on rolling hills near Denver. The partly built upscale subdivision is called Verdict Ridge. For its developer, Eddie Knox, the lots without homes equal money he is spending every day. “I’m ready to put in my roads and the plans…

Restaurant owner donating to Lincoln Christian Ministry

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Most people know that when economic times get tough, non-profit groups like Christian Ministry of Lincoln County are often the first to feel the pinch. One local business owner is doing his part to pick up the slack. Kelly Quach, who owns Japan Express in Lincolnton along with his brother,…

Senior Center has numerous activities lined up this month

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The Lincoln County Senior Center has several activities planned for its seniors this month. The center will be offering a trip to Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee. “The center’s taken this trip for about five years now,” Marti Hovis, program and services coordinator for the Senior Center, said. “We always have…

Crouse woman grows tomatoes ‘big and ugly’

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Wanda Avery has spent her retirement digging in the dirt. “I just like seeing things grow, and I enjoy seeing people at the market,” she said. Avery and her husband, Bob, have grown fruits and vegetables for the Lincoln County Farmers Market’s Lincolnton location since 2000. They’ve been gardening at…

Around Town 7/7/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 that will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language a snack and free play. An after school program for elementary-age…

Young Graduates

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Around Town 7/4/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 that will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language a snack and free play. An afterschool program for elementary-age children…

Pizza encourages visiting the library

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Pizza lured an endangered species into the Charles R. Jonas Library Monday afternoon: middle-school students who read for fun. “This is where we lose children. We lose them at age 11 and up,” said Stephanie Osborne, library associate. “We try to pull them back in with fun activities for them…

Lincoln residents enjoy Camp Dogwood

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Four of Lincoln County’s residents, along with residents from across the state, took a vacation last week and relaxed at Camp Dogwood. Located on Lake Norman, the camp was established in 1967 by the North Carolina Lions Foundation. The camp, which serves the blind and visually impaired, is the only…

Hair today, gone tomorrow

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