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Food biz takes off for Grateful Growers

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Five years ago, Cassie Parsons and Natalie Veres envisioned owning a business dedicated to growing organic food for their community. Today, the Grateful Growers Farm not only serves Lincoln County but has also expanded services to other areas in the state. Parsons, a culinary chef turned organic landscaping owner teamed…

Childcare workers honored

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ELCM completes expansion

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With demand for their services skyrocketing, East Lincoln Christian Ministry just completed a $240,000 expansion to better serve area individuals and families who each month depend on the non-profit group for a helping hand. Nearly 3,600 square feet of space has been added to the ELCM center, 4278 Catawba Burris…

Around Town 4/20/2009

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DIABETES EXPO Carolina’s Medical Center – Lincoln will host the second annual Denver Diabetes Expo from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Denver United Methodist Church, 3910 N.C. 16 N. Come learn about services available and new products. There will also be food sampling, educational materials and door prizes. Registration is required…

Ribbon cutting

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Good year for farmers

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market opens this weekend with plants, crafts and fresh produce. “Some people may decide to wait until the vegetables get more abundant, but I would encourage them to come out and see what’s there,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “I always…

Show focuses on bottles, pottery

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Bottle collecting can be a very delicate hobby. Those living in earthquake-prone states generally stay away from showy displays. “All we’re afraid of is a bird,” said Chuck Rash, a Lincolnton man, who has filled his garage with antique bottles. This fear is very real – Rash has dealt with…

Farmers market set to open

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At long last, it’s time for the Lincoln County Farmers Market to open. Both locations will open this Saturday. The downtown Lincolnton location at 225 W. Water St. will open at 7 a.m. The Denver location at Rock Springs School on N.C. 16 will open at 8 a.m. The Denver…

SWAT practice

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Around Town 4/17/2009

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FUNDRAISER Antiques Photography, a photography group that takes pictures of children, will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Relay for Life Friday and Saturday at Carolina’s Medical Center – Lincoln. For more information, call Pam Null at (704) 732-5510. THE CRUCIBLE The Lincoln Theatre Guild will perform The Crucible 8…