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Cancer battle inspires survivor to volunteer

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Joyce Houser casually supported Relay for Life through donations before being diagnosed with cancer in 2000. “I really didn’t know anything much about Relay,” she said. After battling the disease, however, she became an integral part of the Lincolnton event. She’s committee fundraiser chair and also heads up the Bethphage…

Ministry welcomes everyone

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Members of the Women’s Ministries of Reconciliation believe that beauty will come from ashes at their fifth annual conference. “Ashes meaning all their frustrations and disappointments, all of their mishaps in life, all their darkness,” said Joeanne McSwain, an organizer. “Those are the kind of women we deal with.” Ivey…

LCS recycling wins big

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After recycling 293,000 plastic bags, students at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus earned their school $1,000. “It’s a massive amount of product they kept out of landfills,” said Cindy Grembecki, passive fundraiser for the campus’ Parent Teacher Organization. The school was the regional winner of Harris Teeter’s “We Think Green”…

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Recycling companies join forces

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Two recycling companies are merging together to become even more environmentally friendly. Beth Harris, of B Green Recycling, and Franklin Evans, of Got Green Recycling, started their businesses around the same time. They were both serving residential and commercial customers in Lincoln and Gaston counties, sometimes overlapping in their coverage…

Cherryville Fire Department turning 100

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The Cherryville Fire Department will celebrate its 100th anniversary with an afternoon of games, food and music. The celebration will be Saturday at the Mini Park between Jacob and Oak Streets in downtown Cherryville. “It’s going to be a day of fun and fellowship as we commemorate 100 years of…

Around Town 5/14/2010

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FISH/CHICKEN FRY Calvary Baptist Church, located at 493 Calvary Church Road in Lincolnton, will hold a chicken and fish fry from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Proceeds will help send a local teen missionary to Alaska. RELAY FOR LIFE A Relay for Life event will be held beginning 6…

Charter school students work to complete volunteer hours

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Lincoln Charter School students are learning the importance of giving back to the community. The school has implemented a new program, “Learn. Serve. Engage,” or LSE, this school year. High school students in Denver and middle school students at both the Lincolnton and Denver campuses are required to volunteer for…

Food Pantry helps area residents get through hard times

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Ginger Johnson is not sure where she would be without help from East Lincoln Christian Ministry. The Denver resident is adjusting to life as a single mother of three children, ages 8, 10 and 19. They are all living with Johnson’s mother. Johnson is trying to enter the workforce, but…

Lake Norman Realty relocates its office

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Lake Norman Realty wants to continue to provide its customers with nothing less than superior service. To meet that goal, the business moved from Waterside Crossing shopping center, at the corner of highways 73 and 16 in Denver, to 1818 Highway 16 North, still in Denver. “Our new office not…