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Around Town 3/23/2011

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NCDOT INPUT The NC Dept. of Transportation invites citizens from Lincoln and surrounding counties to meet 4 p.m. today at the Hickory–Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Avenue Drive SE in Hickory. This meeting provides an opportunity for citizens to provide input on the State Transportation Improvement Plan, which lists all…

Barnard, Farson Wedding

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Heather May Barnard and Jonathan Neil Farson were married on October 2, 2010. Rev. Tim Killian officiated the 2 p.m. service at Lake Junaluska Memorial Chapel. Heather is the daughter of Alex and Peggy Barnard of Iron Station, N.C. She graduated from East Lincoln High School and Western Carolina University…

Fite, Huss Engagement

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Kayla Leann Fite of Shelby, N.C. and Nathaniel Keith Huss of Lawndale, N.C. announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kayla is the daughter of Steve and JoAnn Fite of Shelby, N.C. She is a 2008 graduate of Crest High School and currently attends Gardner-Webb University, majoring in nursing, with a…

Maiden High School’s 50th Reunion

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Community project to help feed hungry

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Recently, a group came together to discuss the possibility of growing more food for Christian Ministry of Lincoln County in Lincolnton and East Lincoln Christian Ministry in Denver. While both of these ministries receive some donations of local produce during the growing season, they indicated at the meeting that they…

Cultural Center brings veteran bluesmen to town

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Captain Luke, Cool John Ferguson and Ironing Board Sam are bringing the blues to Lincolnton. The men play acoustic and electric blues, boogie-woogie and New Orleans rhythm and blues. The concerts take place 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, located at 403 E. Main St. Tickets…

Proposed Westport Terrace plans nixed

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Beacon Management has nixed plans to build a senior-living community in Denver. The Greensboro-based company withdrew its application to rezone 10.1 acres on the east side of N.C. 16, about 1,000 feet north of Hagers Hollow Drive in Catawba Springs Township. Beacon had proposed to build a 74-unit apartment complex…

Furry Friends to raise Relay for Life funds

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Team POD co-captains Lisa Kelly and Lindy Clawson are hosting a dog-friendly event to benefit East Lincoln Relay for Life. Furry Friends for a Cure starts noon Saturday at Beatty’s Ford Park, off Unity Church Road, in Denver. Registration is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The event will feature a…

Around Town 3/21/2011

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BOE COMMITTEES The Lincoln County Board of Education has scheduled the following committee meetings beginning at 6 p.m. today: Building and Site Committee, Policy Committee, Budget and Finance Committee. These meetings will be at the BOE Offices on N. Generals Blvd. and are open to the public. COMMISSIONERS The Lincoln…

Labradoodle in need of a safe, happy home

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Prancer, a Labradoodle, loves playing with other dogs and enjoys giving his foster mom, Betty Day, hugs. “He is such a cuddler,” she said. “He would let me hold him on my hip if I could.” But Prancer’s days were not always filled with so much love. He and five…