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Around Town 4/2/2008

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FOOD SALE The West Lincoln Ladies Class of the Fairview Baptist Church will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and beverages 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Henderson Sales Co., corner of N.C. 27 west and Lackey Road. 4-H YARD SALE A 4-H yard sale will be held 8 a.m.…

Flower business blooming for Purple Petal

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The Purple Petal Florist in Denver offers customers a large selection of flowers for almost any occasion. The Purple Petal has been serving Denver residents for almost 20 years, said Jane Brown, store owner. Brown says that her daughter was the inspiration for opening her own flower shop. “I started…

‘Vet Mail’ provides information for Lincoln County veterans

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Lincoln County Veterans Services hopes to compile an e-mail list of all 7,000 Lincoln County veterans. With only 10 e-mails so far, it has a long way to go. “We just recently started this process,” said Eric Robinson, county veterans services officer in Lincolnton. “We’re trying to use this as…

Fifth-graders at Saint James learn robotics

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Fifth-graders at Saint James Elementary are learning about robotics with LEGOs. SJES principal Larry Shouse was familiar with LEGO robotics. “I thought that would be a great enrichment project,” he said. The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation donated $2,500 in December for the LEGO robotics program Cecelia Harkey requested in…

Citizens Committee expanding efforts on school bond

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The Citizens Committee for Education’s campaigning for the proposed $44.6 million school bond spread beyond fundraising this week, with the launch of a Web site and the arrival of “Vote Yes” T-shirts. At the Citizens Committee meeting Monday, executive director of construction for Lincoln County Schools, Darrell Gettys, presented a…

Small churches putting youth groups together

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Some churches have enough young members to form a fun and active youth group. But what are small churches with only a few teenagers to do? Some Denver folks think they’ve found the answer. Solomon’s Porch, a nondenominational community youth group will meet for the first time from 6 p.m.…

Johnston promoted, headed to Denver

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Lincoln County YMCA Executive Director Ron Johnston is headed east to Denver to help lay the last bit of financial foundation for Sally’s Y, the first YMCA facility in east Lincoln County. Armed with a promotion to YCommunity vice president of Lincoln County and Sally’s Y, Johnston will concentrate on…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Cove Keepers The Lake Norman Cove Keepers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Catawba County Fire Station on Slanting Bridge Road near N.C. 150. Fire officials will speak about their new boat and dock procedures. A Duke Energy official will also be present to talk about…

Main Street program gets accredited again

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For the 10th consecutive year, the City of Lincolnton has been named an accredited National Main Street Program by the National Main Street Trust Center. Lincolnton has also been recognized as a North Carolina Main Street City once again, a designation the city has held since 1995. “The North Carolina…

Home destroyed in Saturday fire

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A lightning strike early Saturday morning could be the cause of a fire that left a home in ruins. “It’s still under investigation, but neighbors reported that lightning was seen in the area,” said Susan Spake, director of Lincoln County Emergency Management. Spake says that the fire at 3529 Crouse…