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Around Town 8/27/2010

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BARBECUE CHICKEN Hephzibah A.R.P. Presbyterian Church will have a barbecue chicken and hot dog sale until 7 p.m. tonight and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of The Great Outdoors, on N.C. 150 East in Cherryville. For more information, call Terry at (704) 300-7127. YARD…

Around Town 8/25/2010

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BPW MEETING The Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s group will meet 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Ryan’s Steakhouse, on North Generals Boulevard in Lincolnton. Nicole Greer, PPCC Vibrant Life and Business Coach will be the guest speaker. For more information or to register, call Gigi Sampson at (704)…

90th birthday

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75th birthday

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Learning Land recognized

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Lincoln County gains access to ICE database

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Lincoln County, along with nine other counties in western North Carolina, will now benefit from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s new information sharing system. The Secure Communities system will assist federal agents in identifying and removing criminal undocumented citizens from the United States, Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty explained.…

Troopers plan crackdown over Labor Day weekend

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on impaired drivers as part of the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign. The 2010 campaign began Friday and will continue through Sept. 6. “As we celebrate the end of the summer, I remind…

China eye treatment may help Denver girl

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Andrew Dellinger loves his daughter, Madison, so much that he is willing to travel to China in the hopes that she will gain sight for the first time in her life. “I’d do anything in the world for her,” Dellinger said. “I want her to have a life as we…

County summer camp program wraps up

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Lincoln County’s Parks and Recreation Department wrapped up its summer camp in recent days before students headed back to school Wednesday morning. The camp was held June 14-Aug. 20 at East Lincoln and Howard’s Creek community centers. The average daily attendance was 45 children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The…

Meineke owners say new store already attracting customers from miles away

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Customers will travel quite the distance to have their car worked on, say franchise owners of the new Meineke Car Care Center in Denver. Julie and Pete Robinson said customers hailing from as far away as Fort Mill and Clinton, S.C., to have the oil in their car changed or…