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Around Town 2/19/2010

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CANCELLED As of today, Wayne’s Second Friday Feasts have been canceled. BARBECUE BENEFIT Faith Baptist Church, located on Old Plank Road in Iron Station, will have a barbecue to benefit Mary Scercy today. For more information or to pre-order, call Cindy or Guy Ballard at (704) 735-9689 or (704) 309-6105.…

Church Activities

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FISH FRY St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will have a fish fry from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday during Lent. Takeout orders will be available. KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will hold a Kidz Klub from 6-8 p.m. this evening for children age 3 to 5th grade.…

Lane reclaims lead in Iron Station

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A familiar face is back at Al Lane Motorsports. Al Lane, who originally opened the business 33 years ago, has returned. He took ownership of the Iron Station business earlier this month. Last year, Lane sold the business, but the arrangement did not work out, and he decided to repurchase…

Westside Dollar General gets approval from county

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Lincoln County Commissioners approved a request that will bring Dollar General to Howard’s Creek Township. On Monday, Commissioners unanimously approved the request from Piedmont Companies of Lincolnton. The store 91,000-square-foot store will sit at the corner of West N.C. 27 and Cat Square Road. Piedmont will also purchase some additional…

Schools kick off kindergarten registration

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Kindergarten registration has kicked off for Lincoln County Schools. Between now and March 5, parents must register their children at their future schools. “We’re just looking forward to having the new upcoming kindergarten students,” said Glenda Walker, elementary director for Lincoln County Schools. “And our kindergartens are absolutely a great…

Around Town 2/17/2010

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LENTEN SERVICES Daniels Lutheran Church will hold Lenten Services at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. CREATION SEMINAR Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 1139 Oak Grove Church Road, will hold a creation seminar at 7 p.m. tonight. For more information, call (704) 735-9069. ASH WEDNESDAY Asbury…

Lowder students get nutrition boost through federal grant

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The students at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School have been enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables all year and have recently added a universal breakfast to their nutritious schedules. “Research shows that children who have nourishing food throughout the day can focus better,” said Leigh Guth, an extension agent. “So we…

Kaplan opens Sweet Melodies in Denver

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Glenna Kaplan used to make homemade candy with her father as a child. Now, she has turned that hobby into a business with her daughter, Meggan. The duo has opened Sweet Melodies, an old-fashioned candy shop with specialty coffees, fruit smoothies and music accessories. “We have been tossing around having…

Denver couple hosts Afghan girl during medical treatment

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A Denver couple is helping restore the life of an Afghan child fighting a deadly disease. Last summer, Khaleda Nader, now 11, lived with Amanda and Mike Assell through Solace for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and dental care to needy children in Afghanistan. Khaleda was living in…

East Lincoln Christian Ministry brings meals into residents’ homes

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Eva Sherrill got an early Valentine’s Day surprise. On Friday, East Lincoln Christian Ministry volunteer Joni Bloomquist delivered hot meals to Sherrill, 90, and her two children, who both have health problems. As an extra treat, Bloomquist handed Sherrill Valentine’s cards and baskets filled with candy. “They are always surprising…