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Denver Baptist reaches out with skateboarding

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Most people probably don’t automatically think of Jesus when they think of skateboarding. But there’s a growing group of folks who do. “There’s several skate churches throughout the United States,” Chris Sigmon, student minister at Denver Baptist Church, said. Sigmon has started The Hangar Skatepark in Denver. He says he…

Around Town 9/24/2008

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CLASS REUNION The Lincolnton High School class of 1943 will have its 65th reunion 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway (U.S. 321 exit 28 South). For more information, call (704) 735-9776. ALL PRAISE 2009 Singers of all denominations are needed to form a community…

Premier Air offers several aviation classes

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After earning her aviation instruction certification in 2007, Ashley Vernon has dedicated her time to training students at Premier Air. “It’s a lot of fun. You’re never too old to learn how to fly,” she said. Premier Air, formally New Spirit Aviation, offers several aviation courses at its facilities in…

Class focuses on future moms

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Moms-to-be will get exercise and meet fellow future mothers at the Lincoln County Family YMCA’s Prenatal Water Class. “It’s all about fun and connection,” said Jenny Drennen, active older adult coordinator and aquatic coordinator at the YMCA. The class takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays…

North Lincoln soccer captain leads comeback

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The North Lincoln boys’ soccer program hasn’t always been the best, but it’s getting better and players like senior captain Matt Smith might just be the reason for the Knights’ turnaround. “As a senior and a captain, I try to keep everybody in line and try to keep them doing…

1927-1953 class reunion

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Project approval could come soon

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The largest commercial and retail project in county history could receive approval by Oct. 20 without knowledge of one big detail: What store or stores would anchor the 91-acre Bridgewater development years from now? At a mandatory public involvement meeting last week, a handful of residents and Lincoln County Planning…

Amy’s House gets $20,000 grant

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Amy’s House, a domestic violence shelter in Lincolnton, received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. “When they sent me the e-mail, I just started crying,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, executive director of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The money came at a time when it…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS C.R.O.P. Walk The East Lincoln Area Annual C.R.O.P. Walk will be 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Rock Springs Campground pavilion on Campground Road in Denver. The event is sponsored by East Lincoln Christian Ministry and a portion of the donations will benefit ELCM. For more information, to volunteer…

Ocean Blvd. Band to play at Monday Alive After Five

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Ocean Blvd. Band will play downtown Lincolnton Monday as part of the Griffin Insurance Agency/Nationwide Insurance Alive After Five concert series. The event is being put on in conjunction with Cycle North Carolina, which will have 1,000 cyclists coming through town on their way from the mountains to the coast.…