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Blood drive also raises funds for food bank

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Giving blood this Thursday could do more than save a life. It may help feed a family. The Denver Fire Department (DFD) is conducting a blood drive, 3:30–7:30 p.m. at its headquarters on N.C. 16, in conjunction with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC). When donors give, they…

Around Town 3/2/2009

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FOSTER PARENTS Lutheran Family Services of the Carolinas is looking for compassionate families to provide stable, structured and loving home for children and adolescents in Lincoln County. Qualified parents will receive respite care, 24-hour support, training, monthly support groups, appreciation events and reimbursement. Information sessions will be 6 p.m. Monday,…

School Briefs

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REGISTRATION Fall registration has begun for preschool classes for children ages 2 through 4 at Asbury United Methodist Church Preschool. For information, please call (704) 748-2201. Asbury Church Preschool. SCHOLARSHIP The Catawba Valley Cattleman’s Association has announced the availability of college scholarships for deserving young people that choose to pursue…

Board member honored

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North Lincoln to present ‘Guy and Dolls’

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Guys and Dolls may be a classic musical set in 1950s New York City, but the plot isn’t so different from the lives of the North Lincoln High School students performing it. “Everyone’s gone through ‘He loves her and she doesn’t love him,’ especially nowadays in high school,” said Daniel…

East Lincoln Middle School places second

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Around Town 2/27/2009

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TRAPPING COURSE North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a trapping education course 6-9 p.m. this evening and 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Sportsman’s Club on Horseshoe Lake Road. The course is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Register at www.ncwildlife.org or…

Church Activities

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HOLY SPIRIT FISH FRY Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 357 N.C. 16 N., Denver, will have a fish fry from 5:30-8 p.m. this evening to benefit the 2009 Relay for Life. Dinner will include fish, shrimp, fries, hush puppies, slaw, dessert and a drink. The cost is $8 for adults and…

WLHS student granted wish

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Heather Hallman, a 17-year-old West Lincoln High School student, had heard stories about Hawaii all her life. Her grandmother was born there and fell in love with her grandfather in the wake of Pearl Harbor. They moved to the mainland, but stories of Hawaii stayed in the family. Two years…

Historic one-room school finds a new home

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She knows it’s a one-room school house. She knows it sat near Mt. Olive Church and served black children. She knows it was moved from its original location in the 1950s, but other than that, Amy Blanton’s most recent acquisition is a mystery. “We really don’t know anything else about…