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Around Town 8/6/2008

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WAYNE’S FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. Dr. Rod Redelsperger with Carolina Internal Medicine will present the program. The cost is $6 per person and includes a tip. This monthly event is open to…

St. James gets landscaping, fresh painting

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Students at St. James Elementary School in Denver can expect to come back to newly landscaped grounds and a repainted school in August. The school recently received a beautification grant to do landscaping around the building. The school’s PTA helped in getting the grant. “Our PTA has done a good…

Around Town 8/4/2008

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WAYNE’S FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. Dr. Rod Redelsperger with Carolina Internal Medicine will present the program. The cost is $6 per person and includes tip. This monthly event is open to senior…

Seniors learning about art in class

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Stacey Pilkington has her hands full with the art class she’s teaching at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Many of her students haven’t drawn at all in their 60 or 70 years. Others are suffering from arthritis. Pilkington, it seems, doesn’t mind these things. “They’re really fun to hang out…

Teenager injured when car, bicycle hit downtown

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A teenager was sent to the hospital Sunday after he was struck by a car. Justin Blake Ingle, 16, Lincolnton, told authorities that a vehicle hit him as he crossed a crosswalk at the intersection of East Main Street and North Academy Street, according to a police report. Ingle’s bicycle…

Housing workshop offers help

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More and more Lincoln County citizens are being faced with the possibility of losing their homes. According to Felicia Warlick, real estate agent, there are 84 pre-foreclosures in Lincoln County right now. “It’s sad. It’s just sad,” Warlick said. “I upsets me to see people in this situation.” Warlick and…

CMC gives scholarship to Cloninger

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln recently presented the first Advanced Clinical Practice Scholarship to a former Lincoln County student. Jessica Cloninger, a graduate of West Lincoln High School and Western Carolina University, said she plans to specialize in pediatrics. The $8,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student accepted into an…

Walking In The Rain

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Brian Center receives 2 awards

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Lincolnton’s Brian Center has been honored recently with two awards: one from within the company and one from the American Health Care Association. And Judy Smith, facility administrator, couldn’t be prouder. “Only 23 were awarded within the United States,” Smith said of the Step II award presented by AHCA. According…

Sheriff’s Department wins Best Dress uniform contest

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Officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department recently participated in the “Kids and Cops” event in Forest City. The July 25 event was geared toward kids and their families. Forest City officials said the program allowed an opportunity for children and their parents to “learn about the different departments that…