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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association is hosting a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church in Denver. Guest speaker Chip Scholz will attend. Cost is $11. DSS satellite office opening A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Jan.…

Truck’s weave linked to weed

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A Lincolnton man faces drug-related charges after deputies said they found more than 30 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop. A vehicle driven by Bradley Clifford Hunter, 22, was pulled over Monday on Buffalo Shoals Road for weaving in traffic, sheriff’s investigators said. When investigators requested consent to search…

Around Town 1/14/2009

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MUSIC CLASSES Emmanuel Reformed Church will hold music-reading classes for beginners 6:30 to 7 p.m. this evening. Classes will also be held Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 Adults are welcome to attend. PROGRAM St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 321 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, will prevent A Basic Exploration of Christianity in…

Women still make beauty a priority

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Even when their finances are limited, many women make space in their budgets for beauty. “Even though economic times are hard, we women will still do what we need to stay beautiful,” said Amy Brown, owner of Studio 220. “We’ll still get our staple cosmetics. We’ll still get our hair…

First eastside DSS office set to open

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It’s a small church office renovation with a big mission. Thursday marks the ribbon-cutting of a Social Services satellite office in east Lincoln County at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 N.C. 17, in Lowesville. It is the first social service office in the county to be established outside of…

Trailblazing in Denver

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A local church and bike shop have literally carved out a path to bring the popular sport of mountain biking for the first time to east Lincoln County. A handful of volunteers assisted Keith Isenberg — co-owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Bike and Skate Shop — on Sunday as…

Around Town 1/12/2009

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TRAIN SPEED CSXT Transportation Inc. has announced that the authorized speed of freight trains on its lines through Lincolnton increased at 12:01 a.m. this morning from 25 to 35 mph. On Jan. 19, the speed will be increased further, to 40 mph. To arrange for a free safety presentation, call…

Grant buoys Battleground’s ‘Leap Frog’ strategy

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Thanks to a grant from the Lincoln County Public Education Foundation, Battleground Elementary School students will soon take a hands-on approach to reading. The school’s media specialist Karen Dellinger wrote the $1,000 grant application, which she called “Leap into Reading with Leap Frog’s Literacy Center.” She discovered the literacy center…

Child raises more than $1,000 —7-year-old helps buy shoes for Thailand children

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A pint-sized do-gooder donated $1,000 to people in need and inspired another to do the same. “We thank you. We appreciate you, and I think you’re pretty special, and when you pick your next project, you let me know, and I’m going to help you,” Ann Sperry, a member of…

Photo exhibit opens

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The 2009 Arts Council of Lincoln County Amateur Photography Competition has a total of 158 entries, more than double last year’s number. Why it grew so much is a mystery to the competition’s organizers. “I don’t know,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council. “We did pretty much the…