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CLUBS, GROUPS Firefighter job deadline Friday is the last day to submit an application to the Denver Fire Department for one full-time emergency medical technician and firefighter position. For more information, call (704) 483-5115. DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on…

Student Advisory Council gives report

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The Lincolnton City Council recently heard re-ports for projects sponsored by its Student Advisory Council, composed of 23 high school students from all over the county. Members are students at East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln High Schools and the Lincoln Charter School. Miranda Payseur and William Hartis,…

Around Town 3/12/2008

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RELAY TALENT SHOW Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182, Lincolnton, will have a talent show and soup/sandwich supper to benefit Relay for Life beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The meal will be served first in the church family life center and will consist of chili, vegetable and chicken noodle soup…

Lowes’ local ties end after 230 years

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Before Lowesville or even Lincoln County, there was the Lowe family. For at least 230 years, the Lowes owned huge swaths of land in and around their namesake community Lowesville in southeastern Lincoln County, according to historical records. They were landowners, mill operators, shrewd businessmen and benevolent benefactors; slave owners,…

Absolute Organics delivers organic produce to customers’ front doors

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What started as a decision to be more health conscious during pregnancy has morphed into a successful small business for one Newton couple. Steve and Vonda Hodun decided to eat organically seven years ago when Vonda was pregnant with their son, William. “We wanted to give William the best we…

Fire squads have growing pains

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Strained to the limit from a record housing boom in recent years, fire departments across eastern Lincoln County are now expanding services unlike ever before. From new substations and fire engines to a growing roster of full-time firefighters, four departments are undergoing the most dramatic increase in resources in decades,…

Around Town 3/10/2008

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BOARD OF HEALTH The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 7 p.m. Tuesdayin the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road, Lincolnton. PRECINCT MEETINGS All Democratic precinct meetings will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. See below for locations. The following precincts…

Farmers Market looks for vendors

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The Lincolnton Farmers Market is looking for a few good vendors “We would love to see more sellers,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “The more sellers you have, the better market you’ll have, and that’s good for customers and vendors alike.” Those interested in selling…

West Lincoln choir hosts Spring Fling festival

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An idea to raise money for the West Lincoln High School choir turned into something much larger. The West Lincoln choir will host the West Lincoln Spring Fling Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the WLHS stadium, or the gymnasium if it rains. From 10 a.m. to…

‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’

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