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Elvis tribute show will benefit crime-stoppers

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With just days until the Elvis Holiday Tribute Show, program coordinator Mary Wright said tickets are still available but are “going fast.” Ryan Pelton, along with Grammy Award-winning Gospel group, the Imperials will headline the Nov. 29 event at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center. “We have already sold about…

County Notebook

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners had a productive session Monday night, passing many important measures, while discussing others that will have to be dealt with later. Here’s a rundown of some of the ground board members covered. Some items here will be treated in more detail in upcoming articles.…

Mustang fever grips East Lincoln

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A digital sign outside a popular eatery on N.C. 16 flashes “Congratulations!” On bumper stickers and shirts in the area, an increasing number of stylized horse heads are also cropping up. Across east Lincoln County, the signs are becoming clear: “Mustang fever” is spreading like wildfire. With an 11-1 record…

Triangulating an eastside center

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Years from now, the south Triangle area in east Lincoln County could possibly be known by another name. Downtown. After months of study, members of a committee appointed to steer the future development of the existing N.C. 16 corridor recommended the area as a possible location for a future town…

Cronin leads flock of seniors for ambitious Eagles squad

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DENVER — Lincoln Charter School senior forward Dylan Cronin’s boys basketball team won the conference title last seasons, with the senior being named conference player of the year. But Cronin recently said this year’s the team can be even better. “I want to win the conference championship,” he said. “I’d…

Acupuncture clinic works to promote Chinese healing

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After learning about acupuncture through a martial arts class, Abe Rummage was hooked. “A lot of martial arts teachers require that we know a solid amount of healing arts. It got me interested in anatomy, physiology and health,” he said. While working as a massage therapist, Rummage enrolled in the…

Rock Springs drama club set to ‘Paint the Town’

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The Rock Springs Elementary School drama club will present, Paint the Town December, on Dec. 18 at the school’s PTO assembly. Under the direction of Ms. Morris and Mrs. Blackwelder, drama students have been rehearsing for the last six weeks for the musical. The selections require them to sing in…

Oysters in hot water with Bethel Methodists

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Bethel United Methodist Church in Denver held its Oyster Stew Night last Saturday. According to Junior Barkley, a church member who helps organize the annual event, Oyster Stew Night has become a unique tradition at Bethel UMC. “I’m going to say it’s approximately 30 years,” Barkley said of how long…

Around Town 11/19/2008

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BAKE/CRAFT SALE Salem Baptist Church, Salem Church Road, Lincolnton, will have a bake, craft, gift and cut glass sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. SINGING Cross Reference, a southern gospel group from Kings Mountain, will perform 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“What do you think of the East Lincoln High School’s winning football season so far?” Joe Joseph, Sherills Ford: “The coach is a friend of mine and a great guy and I know they will do good and I wish them all the luck in the world.” Tanya Kistel, Denver:…