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Lincolnton woman celebrates 100 years of living ‘one day to the next’

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Mary Grigg of Lincolnton celebrated her 100th birthday Monday, and she has no idea why she’s managed to live so long and stay so healthy. Has she always followed a healthy diet? Did she make a point of exercising? “Good Lord no! Never exercised – just worked,” Grigg replied. “You…

West Lincoln hosts band championship

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West Lincoln High School will host its first marching band competition this weekend. “We have a good band. We’re doing very, very well in competitive events, and it’s a way of showcasing the school,” said Jack Horner, band director. The Foothills Marching Band Championship will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday…

St. Lukes Episcopal event celebrates its early history

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The history of the church will be celebrated and its future will be made more secure at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: The Early Years 1841-1886. “We do not have tours all the time, and this is an opportunity to see the church and hear the history of some of the…

Brooklyn Bros. serving up pizza, other Italian cuisine

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Brooklyn Bros. Neighborhood Pizzeria is bringing authentic Italian flavor to Denver. Brothers Vincent and Keith Caminiti, originally from Long Island, N.Y., own the restaurant that has been received well by Denver residents. The restaurant, serving up a variety of Italian pizzas and other dishes, has been slammed with customers since…

Around Town 10/14/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. REVIVAL Links Chapel A.M.E. Zion…

Apple winner

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Honoring an Eagle Scout

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Carter picked for special band

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A North Lincoln High School student has received a very special honor. Senior Joshua Carter was selected to be a member of the third annual U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. U.S. Army Maj. Rick Nash presented the official jacket and hat to Carter at a ceremony last week before his…

East Lincoln runner bounces back after August car crash

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The 2009 cross country season has been a test of strength for East Lincoln senior Greg Kielar. The former Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference Runner of the Year had been working hard over the summer running about nine or 10 miles every day and up around 50 miles a week to…

Crop Walk benefits from increased participation

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An ailing economy may have helped the East Lincoln Area Communities Responding to Overcoming Poverty, or CROP, Hunger Walk. The Oct. 4 walk raised more than $8,500, about $1,500 more than last year. East Lincoln Christian Ministry will receive $2,100 to aid East Lincoln area residents in need. The rest…