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Sheriff addresses ELAC

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Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter recently met with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC) to discuss issues affecting the county, particularly Denver. “This is part of my growing philosophy as your sheriff — to be open and meet with as many folks and business people…

Around Town 1/24/2011

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COUNTY MEETINGS The Lincoln County Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight on the 3rd floor of the Citizens Center. The Lincoln County Board of Adjustment will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the 3rd floor of the Citizens Center. The Public Housing Authority will meet at 5:30 p.m.…

Spelling Bee champions

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Cooperative Extension selling a variety of blueberries

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Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is beginning its annual blueberry plant sale. We’re offering six different varieties this year: Brightwell — Early to mid-season ripening. Medium-large, light blue berries. Sweet flavor. Upright, vigorous growth. Consistent producer. Climax — Early ripening. Medium size berries. Sweet flavor. Upright growth with intense green foliage.…

Not too early to reserve space for Apple Festival

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Those hoping to secure a booth at the Apple Festival in September need to act now. “It is not too early,” said Joyce Dorsey, liaison to the Lincoln County Apple Festival Board. In April, a committee will choose whom to give booths to based on the uniqueness of the items…

Gaston College to host small-business seminars

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Gaston College will kick off a series of seminars for small-business owners and current or prospective entrepreneurs at its Lincolnton campus. The Small Business Seminars orientation will be 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through March 28 in Room 125 at the Lincoln campus. The orientation will give an overview of…

Around Town 1/21/2011

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POLAR PLUNGE Registration is under way for the 2011 Special Olympics Polar Plunge. The plunge will take place at noon on Feb. 19 at Beatty’s Ford Park, 8335 Shipley Lane in Denver. Proceeds will benefit both Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties. In order to be guaranteed an official long-sleeved T-shirt, you…

Church Activities

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FOOD PANTRY Without Walls Deliverance Center, 118 Colonial Village Drive in Lincolnton, will provide food through their food pantry ministry, “Two Fishes and Five Loaves.” The pantry will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday. The program offers free food to participating families. For more information, call (704)…

H2 Properties enters real estate business

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O’Neal Helms has opened H2 Properties in the building that once was a convenience store owned by her father, Jim Stamey. Stamey ran Jim’s Little Giant in downtown Lincolnton for about 10 years in the 1960s and 1970s. Helms said customers used to travel for miles to visit the store.…

Learning center now independent

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Ginny Wirzbicki has broken away from the NewPoint Learning Center franchise to become the independent owner of Mentaur Learning Center in Denver. Wirzbicki opened NewPoint last year, but said that by breaking away from the franchise, she is able to offer a larger variety of programs and courses and tailor…