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“Big Sweep” set for Oct. 1

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The North Carolina Big Sweep, the nation’s first statewide waterway cleanup, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1. Over the years, the event has attracted more than 200,000 volunteers and has collected over 7 million pounds of trash from North Carolina watersheds. The event, which started in 1989, is held…

Controversy swirls despite ELBA, Wal-Mart consensus

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DENVER — Denver resident Ina Young remembers running into a neighbor in Lowes Foods five years ago and the prediction that neighbor made. “She said ‘Oh, you’re getting a Wal-Mart,’” she said, “and I thought that was strange.” Members of the East Lincoln Betterment Association and residents sat down with…

Christian Ministry in need

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Supplies in the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s food pantry have started to run alarmingly low. Food boxes given to clients have been downsized and many items will be completely out within two weeks. Although this time of year is traditionally slow for the ministry, its executive director has started…

Teacher`s Pet

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Touring The Facility

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Consulate Came To Lincolnton

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BB`s BBQ Poker Run

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Around Town 9/19/2005

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BLOODMOBILE The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Bethphage Lutheran Church from 2:30-7 p.m. today. REUNION The annual Buff reunion will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Lail Building, 8125 N.C. 10 West, Vale. Bring a well-filled basket and drinks. Ice and paper products will be provided. For…

Upcoming Concerts

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The 2005-2006 season of the Lincoln County Concert Association is as follows: St. Louis Brass Quintet, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. It is one of the nation’s finest brass quintets and features Allan Dean and Ray Sasaki on trumpets, Thomas Bacon on horn, Melvin Jernigan on trombone and Daniel Perantoni…

Around Town 9/16/2005

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CHURCH CELEBRATION Daniels Lutheran Church, 3290 Reepsville Road will celebrate its 231st year of ministry on fellowship Sunday with worship at 11 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch on the grounds. Pastor John Lingle, former pastor of Daniels will preach. Everyone is welcome. SINGING IN THE PARK Pisgah United…