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Around Town 4/30/2010

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SILENT AUCTION The Trinity Lutheran Church Relay for Life team will have a silent auction from 4-7 p.m. this evening and Saturday and from Noon until 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at 2700 Trinity Church Road in Vale. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. RELAY FOR LIFE…

Charter Communications relocates local office

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Charter Communications has moved its office, but still remains in Lincolnton for the convenience of its customers. The office moved from 2414 E. Main St. to 118 Performance Drive three months ago, said Jim Corrin, director of Government Relations for Charter. “Charter Communications moved to the new location in January…

Seniors benefit from yoga, tai chi

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The YMCA offers two weekly morning yoga classes geared toward seniors, but open to all members. Pictured above are Chris Ausban of Lincolnton, Evelyn Cochrane of Lincolnton and Agnes Cline of Lincolnton. For the past nine weeks, a tai chi and chi gong class was also offered. Pictured below are…

Pumpkin Center woman celebrates 102nd birthday today

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Bessie Vivian Moore Turbyfill is 102 years old, and life has never been better. “I feel a lot better than when I was young – I don’t have to work,” Turbyfill said. Turbyfill still lives in the Pumpkin Center home that was built for her and her husband 1942. Her…

Seniors find fellowship and fun through activities

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Pictured above, Frankie Reinhardt, 63, and Mable Morrison, 76, do the Twist during an exercise class. Below, Vennie Cook, 82, moves her arms. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo Whether it be through a quilting circle, card club, bingo game or exercise class, the Lincoln Senior Center’s activity always offer one…

Ministry celebrates birthdays

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Someone always remembers the birthdays of Lincoln County’s nursing home residents. “It’s nice for them to be made to feel special and for some, this might be the only gift they get,” said Doris Little, head of the Nursing Home Ministry, which is a part of Christian Ministry of Lincoln…

Lincoln County active in Senior Games, Silver Arts

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Participants in Senior Games run, walk, jump, throw, play ping pong and more. Cheering them on are Lincoln County’s Red Hot Rockers (pictured above) Betty Devenney, Vivan Hodges and Richard and Sue Jane Sides practicing their routine. Pictured below is Sue Jane Sides competing in the 2010 Cleveland County Games.…

ECA and Senior Citizens Council offer volunteer opportunities

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Above, Extension Community Association members (pictured from left to right) Glenda Honeycutt, Lois Cook and Lucille Johnson fix fried apple pies in the demonstration kitchen at the Citizens Center for a fundraiser. Below, Jean Hoyle adds apple filling. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension has a…

AAA data shows which counties pose biggest highway safety risk

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AAA Carolinas recently released its statistics for the number of traffic crashes and fatalities in North Carolina for 2008. Luckily, Lincoln County is not high on the list. Hertford, Tyrell, Columbus, Robeson and Lenoir counties top AAA’s list of dangerous counties for 2008 fatalities, the latest year for which statistics…

Local agriculture awaits Denver Farmers Market

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Tabetha and Michael Moore, owners of The Poultry Junction, are gearing up for The Lincoln County Farmers Market at Denver. The Stanley-based couple began participating in the Farmers Market last year to gain exposure for their poultry business. And it helped. Sales jumped 35 percent. The Moores sell about 150…