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Around Town 3/28/2008

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SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-2009 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday. Scholarship awards range from $250 to more than $2,500 each through the Gaston College Foundation. For more information, or for a scholarship application, visit www.gaston.edu, or call the Gaston College Financial…

Times-News opens ShoreLine bureau

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Mel Campbell, Westport: “I’ve only been a resident for more than a year now. I think they are good for security, but they are probably not needed.” Juanita Hoke, Denver: “It just depends on what the people who live there want. It doesn’t really fit in because Lincoln County is…

Denver church starts service for children

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There’s something new at Denver United Methodist Church, and it’s all about the kids. “We have children’s worship every Sunday morning at 10:30,” Kristi Johnsen, director of children’s ministries and wife of Rev. Jeff Johnsen said of Denver UMC’s G-Force. G-Force, or God’s Force, is a play on “the force”…

400 expected to bicycle for Sally’s Y fund

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When Keith Isenberg heard that Sally’s Y was close to its fundraising finish line, the 31-year-old co-owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, knew he wanted to help. Though he couldn’t afford the estimated $1 million check needed to close the final gap for the…

Sixth-graders learn about pi calculations

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Students meet the number “pi,” a mathematical constant symbolized by “р” to calculate the geometry of circles. They quickly relate the circular nature of pi’s homophone, a pie, to the number. Sixth-graders at East Lincoln Middle School had the privilege of learning about pi by measuring pies on the day…

Around Town 3/26/2008

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INDOOR YARD SALE Outreach Ministries will sponsor an indoor yard sale from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Messiah United Methodist Church, N.C. 27 West. Baked goods will be available. SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-09 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday.…

Interest revs up as racing looms

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Cars, drivers, fans, friends and families gathered at Triangle Plaza on N.C. 16 Saturday as interest revs up before the first event of the season at the East Lincoln Motor Speedway in Denver. Opening Day at the speedway is April 5th. (Above) Brett Myers, 12, finished in first place last…

Denver gets family touch in car care

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A local family makes automotive care easier for Denver residents. Judy Yarbrough, co-owner of Yarbrough Automotive and Truck Service, said the company offers free pick up and delivery to locals and business owners. “It’s really convenient for those who work during the day and can’t make it to a service…

Lady Mustang knew how to give and take

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Rachel Denton hasn’t been a Lady Mustang long but the time she has spent with the team has been valuable. “Rachel was defensive-minded and all about what can I do to help this team and get the ball where it needs to go?” East Lincoln head coach Deidrea LeGrand said,…