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Around Town 2/18/2009

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WIDOWED GROUP The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host the program, Creating Hope: Life After Loss, at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28053. Marcia Todd Thompson will speak at the event. Covered dishes are appreciated. Beverages will…

Pacesetter winner

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State winner

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Westport Community Club nearing completion

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Out of the signature Carolina red-clay dirt, the Westport Community Club is beginning to rise and take shape. Construction on the new $2.5 million clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts off Fairfield Forest Road, across from the Shanklin Library, began work last October. Now it’s close to hitting a critical…

Science students are building robots with blocks

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Lincoln Charter School students in Denver last week added to their math and science skills using a favorite childhood toy: the Lego. With the help of the Michigan-based All About Learning company, students in third grade through fifth grade built remote control cars out of the plastic, dimpled pieces. And…

‘Russian Nightmare’ has message for Denver

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For its four-year anniversary, Harvest Cove Church in Denver is hosting two larger-than-life personalities in a month-long celebration dubbed “The Main Event.” Retired football defensive legend and former Panther, Mike Minter, is scheduled to host a sermon on March 1. And beginning this Saturday, the church is coming off the…

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.…

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,…

Lincoln Cultural Center features pottery exhibit

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The hand-built pottery of Lincoln County seniors is now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The artists saw their work for the first time at an opening reception held Wednesday at the center. “Wow,” said Sheila Mickey, an artist, of the final product. “Never in my wildest dreams did…