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Pumpkin Center firefighters collect food for Christian Ministry effort

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When they aren’t busy fighting fires, members of the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department are giving back to families in their community. Volunteer firefighters and the ladies auxiliary have been collecting canned goods to the benefit of Christian Ministry. “We got a call from Christian Ministry one day saying that…

Schools team up with hoops to fight cancer

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Two school rivals are teaming up for a good cause. Lincoln Charter School in Denver and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Forest City will hold their first annual Talon Challenge Friday. The event is centered around middle and high school basketball games directly between the two schools with a portion…

Karate school emphasizes manners and self-defense

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Students at Sigmon’s Sport Karate learn more than just good self-defense moves. “Having good manners is really important,” he said. “If you can instill that into a kid early on, it will help them become a better person later on in life.” Cass Sigmon and his father, Barry, opened the…

Around Town 12/9/2009

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FOOD DRIVE Tuesday is the last day to drop off non-perishable items for the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department’s annual food drive. Proceeds will benefit Christian Ministries. MEDICARE PLAN Open enrollment for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage will end Dec. 31. For assistance enrolling or changing your plan, call…

Eagle Scout identifications

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Christmas grows year by year

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Growing up, I had small Christmases. I celebrated with my parents, my two siblings and one pair of grandparents, who lived nearby. The rest of my family lived out of state, and they would send presents and cards. But, really, Christmas was quite condensed. It was nice that way. It…

Police offer holiday safety tips

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With the rise of vehicle break-ins and larcenies during the holidays, Lincolnton Police are offering ways to help better protect citizens from becoming victims of crime. “It’s important that we let the community know of (several) ways to keep safe this holiday,” Lt. Kent Lukach said. “ … We want…

Around Town 12/7/2009

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TOY DRIVE The Denver Fire Department are collecting toys for their annual toy drive until Dec. 22. Monetary donations will also be accepted to provide assistance to the families of these children. Drop-off sites include: the fire department headquarters, Kidville Station and Webbs Station, Care Mor Pharmacy, Giovanni’s Pizza, Denver…

Backyard Buddies expands with move

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Backyard Buddies has moved to a new location, but still remains in Lincolnton. Owners Kathy and Jack Woodward opened the shop at 2426 E. Main St. in Lincolnton two years ago. “This is something I enjoy doing and it’s a fun business to get into,” Kathy Woodward said. More space…

50th Anniversary

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