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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Mel Campbell, Westport: “I’ve only been a resident for more than a year now. I think they are good for security, but they are probably not needed.” Juanita Hoke, Denver: “It just depends on what the people who live there want. It doesn’t really fit in because Lincoln County is…

Denver church starts service for children

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There’s something new at Denver United Methodist Church, and it’s all about the kids. “We have children’s worship every Sunday morning at 10:30,” Kristi Johnsen, director of children’s ministries and wife of Rev. Jeff Johnsen said of Denver UMC’s G-Force. G-Force, or God’s Force, is a play on “the force”…

Battle of the Books competition heats up

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The Battle of the Books teams at Union Elementary and West Lincoln Middle schools have far surpassed the old advice not to judge a book by its cover. In fact, these students know everything there is to know about the books they read in preparation for competition. Both groups won…

Around Town 3/24/2008

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QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets 10 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of each month at the Lincoln County Senior Center, located at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen St., Lincolnton. Annual dues are $15. Guild members are there to teach and encourage those interested…

Paying his way paid off

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When George Edwards was around 13 years old, he got his first job. It wasn’t because he was ready to enter the working world. It was because he wanted to go to college. “I told my mom when I was in eighth grade I wanted to go to college,” said…

60th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Putnam will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 27. They were married in 1948 at High Shoals Church of God. They have two children, Melissa Groves and husband Lee of Dallas and Randy Putnam and wife Debra of Vale. Grandchildren are Tara, Jacob and Noble. Step-grandchildren…

Rock Springs in line for $1.6 million

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If Lincoln County’s $44.6 million bond passes in May, Rock Springs Elementary in Denver would receive $1,605,350. In addition to more space, the school also needs extensive repairs. Rock Springs’ proposed 8,000-square-foot addition is not just needed – it’s legally required. At 111 percent enrollment capacity, Rock Springs is the…

$10 weight management program open to public

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s 15-week program Eat Smart, Move More, Weight Less does not promise any quick fixes or miracle cures. Instead, it offers practical advice in a supportive environment. “You have to make changes. You have to exercise. You have to eat healthy,” said Melinda Houser, an extension…

Easter egg hunt at Betty G. Ross Park an annual tradition

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The Easter Bunny plans to hide more than 2,000 eggs in Betty G. Ross Park this Saturday, and it’s up to the children of Lincolnton to find them. “You have anywhere from say 75 to 100 kids running around, and it’s just like one massive search,” said Nathan Eurey, program…

Genealogy class to help participants research family trees

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The author of two family genealogy books will speak 7 p.m. March 26 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Wilma Ratchford Craig of Gaston County will discuss her experiences researching her family tree. “I think it helps you to know who you are. It’s been really fascinating,” Craig said.…