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Volunteers needed by local Red Cross

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The American Red Cross, an organization that has helped needy people in crisis for over a century, has a need itself — volunteers. “We always need more volunteers,” said Louann Freshour, Lincoln County chapter executive director. “We could not provide the services we provide without volunteers.” According to the Red…

Swim lessons available at Betty G. Ross pool

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Summer’s officially here, which means fun in the sun and water with trips to the beach, pool or lake. It can also mean tragedy, with numerous deaths occurring every summer caused by drownings. The water can remain fun for all with proper instruction. The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is…

A freedom that’s a gift from God

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Many people claim to believe strongly in freedom of speech; few actually believe strongly enough to exercise that freedom. Christine Estep is one of the few. If the name sounds familiar, it is probably because Estep is a frequent writer to the Lincoln Times-News Readers’ Forum. Estep’s letters are her…

Around Town 6/23/2006

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DONUT SALE Lincolnton Middle School Crusaders team will sell donuts outside of Byrd’s Sundries 9 a.m. – noon Saturday. All proceeds will benefit Cardinal Healthcare’s resident council fund. Please support this worthy event by purchasing a dozen, or two, boxes of fresh donuts for only $5 per box. DINNER There…

Denver car dealer continues traits of honesty and quality from home

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Bob Poole admits many car dealers – whether new or used – generally have a poor reputation among consumers. Some consumers, in fact, won’t patronize some dealers because of an alleged reputation earned over the years. In his own small way, however, Poole has tried to change that by honesty…

Burned church rises from ashes

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Sunday morning the congregation of Salem Baptist Church stood in their new sanctuary singing songs of joy. Nearly three years earlier, many of those present watched the sanctuary burn to the ground after being struck by lightning for the second time in a matter of weeks. “It’s been a long…

Lincoln’s farmers market shows signs of summer

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market has opened on a full summer schedule. Hours have expanded to Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. The farmers stay open as late as the produce lasts and the customers continue to visit. The market…

81st Birthday

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Denver residents voice concerns about proposed Wal-Mart shadow project

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Denver residents Connie Zmijewski and Liz Craig don’t like the prospect of having “lowball” tenants occupying the flurry of shopping centers proposed for N.C. 73 near N.C. 16. Specifically, both are concerned that a mix of dollar stores, shoe stores and discount clothiers will make the new center home. “We’re…

Hundreds attend AlleyCat Biker Junction grand opening

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People driving down N.C. 16 over the weekend probably noticed a lot of motorcycles, smelled a lof of food cooking outside and heard a lot of music from both a DJ and a band. While the event was the official grand opening for AlleyCat Biker Junction, the three-day event looked…