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Denver businesses reaction to Wal-Mart pro and con

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Business owners and operators in eastern Lincoln County have surprising reactions to county commissioners’ 4-1 vote that now brings a new 203,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter to the N.C. 73/16 intersection. Harry Heesch, who owns Fine Frames, a custom-frame shop located in the Food Lion Shopping Center, is glad Wal-Mart was approved.…

Lincoln Charter raises $25,000 in “Track Attack”

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For the second year in a row, Lincoln Charter School students laced-up their walking shoes and held their “Track Attack” fund-raiser. The all-day event was held this past Friday at the school. According to Parent-Teacher Organization president Debbie Byars, not only did the fund-raiser double in corporate sponsors, but they…

ELAC to work with planning board on sign ordinance

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The East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC) is now prepared to work with the Lincoln County Planning Board regarding changes to the county’s sign ordinance. At the monthly ELAC meeting Oct. 18 at the East Lincoln Community Center, members received proposed changes to the sign ordinance presented by county zoning administrator…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST Celebrating their 11th year, November’s Wayne’s Feast will be at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Mooresville. The featured musical guest is Dennis Benton from Westport Baptist Church. For more information, call Celia or Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355. MONSTER MAYHEM Lincoln County…

Chamber Fall golf outing, held at Verdict Ridge, deemed successful by all golfers

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce held its Fall membership golf outing Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge Country Club. Ninety-three members and guests signed up to play in this year`s outing. Winning teams at the outing are as follows: First place went to the team of Brad Simmons, Todd Lautenheiser,…

Around Town 10/24/2005

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HALLOWEEN BINGO The Lincoln County Senior Center Halloween Costume Bingo will take place Oct. 28 from 3-5 p.m. Bring a friend or a ghost with you. You do not have to wear a costume. Please call (704) 732-9053 to register. CHRISTMAS PARADE High Shoals’ third annual Christmas Parade will be…

Around Town 10/21/2005

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FILM NIGHT Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, Lincolnton, will have a Church Film Night Saturday and Sunday. The film is “Left Behind: World At War,” starring Lou Gossett Jr. and Kirk Cameron. On Saturday a Youth Pizza Blast will start at 6 p.m., with the movie beginning at 7…

Nutrition helps learning

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Pen-pals share lifelong friendship

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In 1964, the Beatles ruled, the Rolling Stones rocked and having a pen pal was all the rage. Debbie Whitworth, then 12, was living in Lincolnton when her aunt sent her the address of a 12-year-old English girl. The girl’s name was Lee, and she was the daughter of her…

New ministry focuses on letters

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The ministry “Letters from Dad” was born during the aftermath of a death. George Vaughn, the ministry’s creator, was cleaning out his father’s house and putting things in order when he came across a tackle box. Inside, there were rusted fishing hooks and rotted fishing line. His first instinct was…