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Pumpkin Center Intermediate wins book battle

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Cub Scout Pack visits fire department

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Some boom, some go bust

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A Discount Tire store (above) is under construction near the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on N.C. 73 in eastern Lincoln County. However, some businesses along the old N.C. 16 corridor to the north, in Denver, have closed recently, including Pepperocini’s. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo As a final spurt of…

Committee envisions plans to improve east Lincoln

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More dedicated turn lanes along N.C. 16. Additional sidewalks and bike routes. Run utility lines underground and encourage some type of downtown development near the South Triangle area. These are a but a few of the two-pages of draft recommendations that a group charged with envisioning the future of east…

Auto restoration shop expands

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Following a recent expansion, Klassic Rides co-owner Floyd West says he hopes to add more in-house services. In August 2008, Klassic Rides, an automotive restoration business, formerly located on Burnwood Trail, moved to a much larger location at 4016 N.C. 16, Denver. “We went from a building with about 5,000…

Around Town 4/6/2009

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KIDS WALK The East Lincoln County American Cancer Society Relay for Life will host a walk for kids 15 and younger 10 a.m. May 2 at East Lincoln High School. The cost is $5 per child. Today is the last day to register. To register, visit www.relayforlife.org/eastlincoln or e-mail Carrie…

Ribbon cut

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New GOP officers

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Goodwill offers more than bargains

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For those who are busy spring cleaning, officials at Goodwill Industries have a suggestion of where to donate unwanted goods. “Donations are needed,” said Armando Barragan, spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “We’re hoping that people will think about Goodwill when they’re cleaning out their closets.” Money raised…

One-man band a crowd pleaser

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The 36th Street Bakery on Courtsquare in Lincolnton will be home to a one-man band on Friday nights. Barrie Howard will be playing upbeat tunes for everyone willing to listen. “So many folk singers do these things – ‘I’m down by the river, and she left me last week.’ Heavy…