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Holiday markets scheduled for Nov. 20

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Once again, both the Denver and Lincolnton locations of the Lincoln County Farmers Market will conclude their season with a special holiday market. The date is Saturday, Nov. 20. Let’s review the basics for each market. The Denver market is located at Rock Springs Elementary School on Highway 16. It…

Chamber to host annual banquet

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual banquet Nov. 18, but tickets need to be reserved by Friday. The banquet will be at 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The guest speaker will be Paula Hudson Collins, chief health and community…

Cultural Center launches contra dances

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The Lincoln Cultural Center hosts the first of its monthly bluegrass-fueled contra dances Friday. “If you had gone to a barn dance at the turn of the century, it would have been a contra dance,” dance organizer Paula Bell said. “There would have been fiddles. There would have been Appalachian…

Around Town 11/8/2010

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BLOOD DRIVE The Denver Community Blood Drive will be held from 2:30-7 p.m. today at the West Campus of Denver Baptist Church. All donors must present a photo ID or an American Red Cross blood donor card at registration. THYROID WORKSHOP Dr. Steven Roach will offer a free thyroid workshop…

Morrison, Wise Engagement

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Leah Dawn Morrison and Paul Robert Wise announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Leah is the daughter of Larry and Dawn Morrison of Pittsburgh, PA. She is a graduate of Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, PA. and has earned a Master`s Degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She is…

Veteran honered

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Denver hunting instructor honored by wildlife board

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Denver resident Link Grass was recently named Hunter Education Instructor of the Year for District 8 by the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission. “Through his programs, Mr. Grass has helped reach countless area youth and apprentice hunters who may not have otherwise been exposed to hunting and firearm safety,” said…

Cost to convert sanitation building for Lincolnton fire squad goes up

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After getting the OK from Lincolnton City Council to begin renovations of new safety station, Lincolnton Fire Chief Mike Lee said they encountered a few surprises once construction began. Next year, some Lincolnton fire personnel will be housed at the former Boger City Sanitation Department building on Ross Street in…

Hospital’s ‘Wall of Art’ showcases area talents

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln’s “James Harrill Memorial Wall of Art” is showcasing new artists starting this week. On Monday, a new batch of artists — Ginny Boyd, Gary Freeman, Katherine Gonzalez, Angela Van Every Johnston, Diane Pike and William Walker — began displaying their works in the exhibit. Their work will…

Denver church hosts concert series

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St. Peter By-the-Lake Episcopal Church is honoring one of its late longtime members with a new concert series that kicks off tomorrow (Saturday). The Alexander Community Concert Series named for the late Richard and Clara Alexander, who have been active members of the church for many years. Richard Alexander passed…