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Around Town 2/4/2011

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SOCCER SIGN-UPS Registration is under way for the 2011 Youth Spring Soccer League, sponsored by the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation. Registration will be at the William Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. Players can register 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. to…

Church Activities

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BETHEL BREAKFAST Bethel Baptist Church of 200 Bethel Church Road in Lincolnton will host a breakfast 7-11 a.m. Saturday. The event is dine in or carry out. POOR MAN’S SUPPER Ivey Memorial Church, 1360 Ivey Church Road in Maiden, is hosting a supper 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, with proceeds going to…

Vets open boarding, grooming service

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Ironton Animal Hospital is expanding its services by opening Ironton Boarding & Grooming in Iron Station. The boarding and grooming facility opened in December and is only a short distance from the veterinary hospital, owned by Drs. Tony and Kristen Levine. “We get a lot of calls from people every…

HorseFeathers completes renovations

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HorseFeathers Roadhouse in Sherrills Ford has undergone major renovations to meet the demands of its growing clientele. “We were overloading in the bar area,” said HorseFeathers owner Tim Anderton. “We had live music. We had dancing. We had people shooting pool. We had the bar activity.” Anderton opened the restaurant…

Cooperative Extension weight-loss program back by popular demand

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The weight-loss program Eat Smart, Move More proved so effective for some participants, they refused to give it up. Instead, they lobbied Melinda Houser with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension to lead another series of classes. “They lost weight, and they believe in the program, and they saw positive results,”…

3rd-graders foresee groundhog’s forecast

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The famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil had yet to creep out of hibernation, but students at Love Memorial Elementary School felt positive about their predictions Tuesday. “It’s not going to be sunny, so he’s not going to see his shadow,” said Ale Salas, 9. Most of the students in Mary Morrison’s…

Senior Games partnering with Gaston Co.

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Lincoln County has partnered with Mecklenburg and Cleveland counties’ Senior Games teams in the past, but this year’s partnership with Gaston County feels like the perfect fit, organizers said. “It’s just more convenient and just something that we felt would be better for the participants,” said Marti Hovis, director of…

Denver kids launch social network site

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When Zachary Swauger, 12, wanted to join an online social network last summer, his parents, Kurt and Michelle Swauger, didn’t think it was a good idea. The Denver parents were concerned about the safety and content of networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Realizing other parents had similar concerns,…

Volunteers needed to help build rain garden

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Volunteers are needed to help build a rain garden at the Florence Soule Shanklin Library Branch Feb. 19. Representatives from the Lake Norman Covekeepers, Lincoln Natural Resources Committee (LNRC), East Lincoln Master Gardeners Club, Lincoln County Parks and Recreation, Lincoln County Environmental Health and library volunteers have been planning the…

Denver clinic hosts fundraiser for Special Olympics

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A Denver acupuncturist will be hosting a fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Mecklenburg and Lincoln counties on Saturday. Dr. Abe Rummage, owner of AcuCare Clinic, will donate 100 percent of each patient’s $65 acupuncture treatment to the Special Olympics during special clinic hours, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.…