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Peak Fitness awards runners

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Peak Fitness hasn’t opened the doors to its Lincolnton location yet, but General Manager Steven Jolly has already found a way to get involved in the community. He gave away two gift certificates to the fitness center – each valued at $300 – to the top male and female runners…

Church Briefs

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CRUISE-IN The first Ken Connor Memorial Cruise-In for Christ will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church in Denver. Donations and profits will benefit the Ken Connor Memorial Fund for the education of Justin and Cayce Connor. Cars 25 years old and older are welcome.…

Senior Apple Queen crowned

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Fresh from the brick oven

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Brian Rollins’ brick oven pizza business, Good Wood, has taken him to many different places – festivals, private parties, vacation Bible schools and, just once, a nudist colony. “One hundred and fifty naked people waiting on pizza,” Rollins said, describing the event. “I tell you what, sometimes it’s best to…

Growth issues top LCHBA forum

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The four candidates for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners who participated in a Lincoln County Home Builders Association election forum discussed a host of policies related to growth, a hot topic for many struggling home builders and connected jobs and industries. Lincoln County Planning Board member George Arena of…

ELPAC endorses Arena, Patton, Buff for commissioner

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee Monday endorsed Republicans George Arena and incumbent Alex Patton as well as Democrat Leroy Buff for three county commissioner seats on the Nov. 4 ballot. ELPAC, the most active independent political group in the county, will campaign independently for the candidates, likely backing them…

McCrary sets his sights on military school

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North Lincoln High School senior Garrett McCrary attended Tar Heel Boys State over the summer. American Legion Post 30 sponsored McCrary for the week-long school at Catawba College. Dorms were termed “cities,” from which participants learned how state legislation actually works. “We got a chance to elect each other [for…

Lowery helps independence in S. Africa

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The Rev. Franklin Lowery of Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Stanley has racked up a lot of frequent flier miles. He just returned from a 10-day mission trip to South Africa, and it wasn’t his first trip across the Atlantic. “We try to do one every year,” Lowery said…

Soph leads Lady Mustangs golfing team

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East Lincoln student Mattie Tobey excels at golf. Only a sophomore, Tobey is the Lady Mustangs’ No. 1 player and has been the medalist through East Lincoln’s first four matches. “She comes from a golfing family. Her brother, who is a senior this year, got a couple of offers to…

Around Town 10/1/2008

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CHICKEN PIE SUPPER New Vision Child Development Center (of New Vision Ministries) will have a chicken pie supper 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the daycare building. The fundraiser will benefit the daycare. Cost is $6 per plate, and plates include chicken pie, green beans, slaw, roll, tea…