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Around Town 3/4/2011

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COUNTY MEETINGS The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Lincoln County Planning Board meet 6:30 p.m. Monday on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, West Main Street. These meetings are open to the public. TRICKY TRAY Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 N. Hwy. 16 in Denver,…

Church Activities

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ZUMBA Daniels Lutheran Church is hosting Zumba exercise routine classes 7 p.m. each Monday in the Daniels Fellowship Hall. The class is free and open to all ladies (no age limit). For more information, call (704) 735-1280. BETHEL BREAKFAST Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Road, will host a breakfast…

Rock Fitness bulks up with 2nd site

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The Rock Fitness opened a second location in Lincolnton this week. Chip Stewart and his wife Angie, along with other business partners, opened the first location on N.C. 27 last year. Membership has soared and a second facility was needed. “We’ve outgrown our facility and we know a lot of…

Therapy office expands into new facility

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Phoenix Physical and Occupational Therapy has moved into a new facility and expanded its services. Tatum Robinson and Lisa Ciaravella moved their business to its new location in December. The old facility was in the same Denver shopping center, but did not have enough space to accommodate the clients’ needs.…

Federal bank to fund housing in Lincolnton

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RALEIGH (AP) — Almost 800 affordable homes and rental units will be repaired or built in North Carolina, courtesy of funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. FHLBank Atlanta said Thursday in a news release that it will award more than $8 million to assist in funding 18…

Lincoln churches raise thousands

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First United Methodist Church of Lincolnton recently hosted a community-wide fundraiser for Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. More than $4,500 was raised for use at the ministry. The funds were raised by a barbecue meal, which also included slaw, baked beans, bread, desserts and hot dogs, was cooked on site…

Notable News

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Garrett Starkey was named to the A/B honor roll at the Lincolnton campus of the Lincoln Charter School. He is in the seventh grade.…

Precision expansion approved

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Lincoln County Commissioners approved a conditional-use permit, which allows Precision Performance Parts to expand its facility. Precision will manufacture sealants, adhesives and polyurethane prepolymers on South Industrial Park Road in Ironton Township. The business has been operating at 315 Motz Avenue in Lincolnton since 1998. Last month, the Lincoln County…

State budget may affect Lincoln County parks

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Competition for a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant just got tougher. The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill that trimmed $8.5 million from the state program and transferred it into the general fund to balance the 2011 budget. For PARTF grant applicants, including Lincoln County, chances…

Meeting to focus on donating local produce to ministries

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension office hopes to encourage farmers and gardeners to donate fresh produce to local ministries. “Especially with the economy the way it is, there is a big need,” said Kevin Starr, director of Cooperative Extension. Starr’s office will host a meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday in the…