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Auction to sell off Coca-Cola artifacts

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Coca-Cola artifacts that were once housed in a Lincoln County plant will be auctioned off Saturday. United Country Gates Real Realty and Auction will offer the personal property and real estate owned by the late Charles Costner Sr. and his wife, Hilda, who now resides in a nursing home. Charles…

Cherry Blossom Festival begins Friday

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Cherryville’s 20thd annual Cherry Blossom Festival will begin Friday evening and last most of Saturday. The two-day event is expected to attract thousands of people from across the region. “This festival is always fun for people of this community,” said Diana Beam, assistant director of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce.…

Sir Purr

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ABOVE: Lincoln Charter Elementary School students scramble to catch a football tosses into the crowd by Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr on Monday at the Denver campus. BELOW: Sir Purr greets students as he stops by the Denver campus for his Sack the EOG’s program. He informed the students that…

East Lincoln Community Garden Club plans annual spring plant sale

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The East Lincoln Community Garden Club is hosting its Fifth Annual Spring Plant Sale this Saturday. Hardy perennials, roses, shrubs, fruit and vegetable varieties, including herbs, will be available. Kim’s Kitchen will have cinnamon rolls and breads for sale. Besides Kim’s Kitchen, other vendors for the event are: Shagreen Nursery…

Activities focus on Y groundbreaking

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This weekend will be slammed with activities focused on Sally’s Y, the much-anticipated facility expected to open in January. The ground-breaking ceremony will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. It will start off with a blessing and keynote addresses from David and Jo Clark and Andy Calhoun. Family activities,…

DABA prepares for 2nd Taste of Denver event

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The Denver Area Business Association (DABA) is gearing up for its second annual Taste of Denver event on April 29. The event has enough space for 26 vendors and six restaurants. As of last week, 17 vendors and three restaurants had reserved spots. Vendors will get a chance to meet…

Around Town 4/21/2010

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TRI-COUNTY REVIVAL A tri-county revival will be held 7 p.m. tonight at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church, located at 3032 Wesleyan Church Road in Lincolnton. BARBECUE Covenant Bible Church, located at 2168 Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Proceeds will benefit…

Woman charged in leg injury to infant

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A Lincolnton woman is facing criminal charges after an X-ray revealed that her 2-month-old baby had a fractured leg. On Sunday, the mother took her child to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln with the complaint of a hurt left leg, Sheriff’s Detective Seth Bailey said. An X-ray showed that the child suffered…

Dollar General rezoning gets 3-2 OK from county

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Denver may be getting a new Dollar General on N.C. 16 after all. County commissioners Monday overruled an earlier 6-3 recommendation from the County Planning Board to deny a developer’s request for a conditional use rezoning on the site in northeastern Lincoln County. Commissioners disagreed sharply among themselves over the…

Around Town 4/19/2010

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PAGEANT Today is the last day to register for the Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the mini-park gazebo in downtown Cherryville. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Fund. For more information or to register, call (704) 827-7277 or visit missgastoniapageant.com…