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Food demand grows at ministries

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Penny Strain and Sheron Norkett wheeled a shopping cart with six grocery bags out of East Lincoln Christian Ministry in Denver last week. Packed with oil, cornmeal, bread, canned vegetables and other supplies, the staples will need to last until their next visit in July, according to the women. “We…

Industrial park is possibility

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Nearly 2,000 acres in southeast Lincoln County envisioned as a hub for business and industry has its first prospect: Lake Norman Industrial Park. Planned for one mile north of Old Plank Road on the west side of N.C. 16, the 23- lot project will come before the Lincoln County Planning…

Former NFL players to help at Verdict Ridge golf benefit

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Verdict Ridge Golf Course will hold a special charity golf tournament next month, featuring retired National Football League players, to benefit injured and sick kids. The sixth annual NFL Alumni/ Shriners Charity Golf Classic is set to tee off at 11 a.m. June 22. For $2,500, a team can pair…

Poppy power

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Around Town 5/26/2008

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SPECIAL MEETING Fairview Baptist Church will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. today through Wednesday at the church at 5084 Fairview Road, Lincolnton. The theme will be “Every Christian Is a Minister.” The guest speaker will be Bob Wise of the Baptist Association. The event will include special music, and…

Education Briefs

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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center-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 (704) 732-5518.…

Shag dancing growing in Denver

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A lot of people associate the shag, the popular dance born on the coasts of both Carolinas, with one of the area’s most famous destinations: Myrtle Beach. But there’s a place in Denver where shagging takes center stage two nights a week, and it’s becoming more popular each week. “We…

63rd wedding anniversary

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John C. Rudisill Jr. and Marcella “Teeny” Weaver Rudisill celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary May 8 with a family dinner at Lineberger’s Steak House. They were married May 8, 1945, which was Victory Europe Day, in York, S.C. J.C. served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is…

ELHS recycles 5 tons of paper

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Through the work of a few students, East Lincoln High School recycled more than five tons of paper this school year. The East Lincoln Science club began with a few members, and science teacher Robert Chapp. Those few members have completed a successful recycling project, built a trebuchet roughly half…

Fundraiser fashion show draws 100 at Denver church

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Models ranging in age from 7 to 97 showed off spring fashions Sunday at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver. The fundraiser fashion show featured clothes from Dress Barn and Julie’s, a boutique in Birkdale. It concluded with 12 vintage fashions. “We had outfits from Medieval times clear up…