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DARE Graduation

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Earlene Johnson (top photo) offered an inspirational presentation as the guest speaker at the 2008 DARE graduation Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Members of the Sheriff’s Office then passed out diplomas to students, including Cesar Rivera, a Kiser Intermediate School fifth-grader. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

Around Town 12/5/2008

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GIFTS FOR CHILDREN The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host their annual “Gifts for Children” concert 7 p.m. tonight at Highland Free Will Baptist Church, 2742 Highland Drive, Lincolnton. The concert will feature a joint choir comprised of the sheriff’s office and Lincolnton Police Department. This event will raise money…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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CHURCH BAZAAR Zion Hill Baptist Church, 8173 Old N.C. 18, Lawndale, will have a bazaar 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The church will have breakfast, crafts, a yard sale, quilts, and baked and canned goods. For more information, call Joie Lovelace at (704) 538-9224. CRAFT AND BAKE SALE Crouse United…

New home for pottery studio

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Kimbrell Frazier has moved her pottery studio from Lincolnton’s downtown to the country, and she’s inviting the public to come visit her. “This is a nice change from being on Main Street for seven and half years,” Frazier said of her new studio, which is located at 2714 Union Church…

Mayor nominees announced

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The race to become honorary mayor of Cat Square is in full swing. A total of four Cat Square favorites were nominated Saturday at the Cat Square Superette. The winner’s sole duty will be to ride in the Cat Square Christmas Parade Dec. 13. “They are a wonderful group of…

A Place to Grow student in need of new wheel chair

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A Place to Grow may have its first dropout — a student who doesn’t have room to grow. “If his hips get much wider, I can’t fit him in it,” Sherry Reinhardt with A Place to Grow said of student Oscar Martinez. “He’s literally wedged in there.” A Place to…

Christian Ministry receives Bi-Lo grant

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The Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is $3,556 closer to its Christmas Fund goal thanks to a grant from Bi-Lo Charities. This year, the Bi-Lo Charity Classic, a golf tournament, celebrated its 25th anniversary and raised $5.6 million. Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is just one of several organizations benefiting…

School clubs unite to aid sick youngster

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Area high school students are making a difference in the life of Marshal Nivens, the Catawba Springs Elementary student afflicted with a rare brain disease. The “Interact” clubs at East Lincoln High and North Lincoln High schools are stepping up efforts to raise $6,000 in funds in association with the…

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:…