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Denver Fire Department receives matching funds

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The Denver Fire Department has been awarded $24,972.50 in state matching funds. On May 5, Joan Creasman, a representative from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, presented Chief Jay Flynn with a check from the Office of State Fire Marshal 2007 Rescue Grant, as well as a letter of congratulations…

North Brook students raise money with tabs

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Students at North Brook Elementary have saved about 160 pounds of pop tabs. They haven’t used their own money, though. North Brook’s effort for the Ronald McDonald House has been completely through drinking out of cans. The Ronald McDonald House collects pop tabs. The Ronald McDonald House’s official website explains…

Community Calendar / Coming Events

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA After Hours The Denver Area Business Association will hold an after hours event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at LKN Athletic Club, 7393 Advance Ave., Denver. The theme of the event is “Brighten Your Walls” and “Get Into Shape,” and the event is hosted by…

Volunteers to attend disaster training

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The First Baptist Church of Lincolnton will host hundreds of volunteers at a North Carolina Disaster Relief Training Friday and Saturday. “The gathering this weekend will be some of the sweetest-spirited people, whether they come with words or a hammer,” said the Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence of First Baptist Church..…

Lake marinas preach safety as season opens

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With boating season just around the corner, Lowry Hobbs, owner of Westport Marina, hopes his business won’t be affected too much by sky-high gasoline prices and a slumping economy. “We had a real, real busy weekend,” Hobbs said of the weekend before last. While Hobbs says the months-long drought only…

ELPAC pushes endorsement in commission race

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After a somewhat disappointing outcome in the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners race in last week’s primary election, the East Lincoln Political Action Committee is looking ahead. “We’re disappointed, but we’re very excited that George Arena has advanced to the fall,” ELPAC chairwoman Connie Zmijewski said. ELPAC had endorsed Arena,…

Around Town 5/12/2008

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SENIOR MEETING The Iron Station Seniors will meet at noon on Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled the Demonstration of Custom Designing Fabric – The Resist…

Education Briefs

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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center at Lincoln has expanded scholarship offerings to include two new scholarships in programs for pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology. CMC-Lincoln has awarded several annual $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in degreed clinical healthcare programs. For more information, contact human resources at…

Salem Baptist to be used as campus for theology

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Beginning in the fall, Salem Baptist Church will serve as a satellite campus for the North Carolina College of Theology, an accredited institution entering its ninth year of operation. The campus at Salem Baptist will be called the Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology. Cranford was the pastor at Salem…

Tackling homelessness

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