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Around Town 10/8/2007

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SENIOR FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Monthly Feast, scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. The cost is $6 a person and includes tip. Dr. Amanda Barker will be the guest speaker. This is a monthly feast and is open…

Speed racer

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Foothills Fresh earns recognition

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Foothills Fresh, a cooperative extension program, was recognized by the North Carolina Fruits and Veggies Nutrition Coalition for its efforts in promoting better health for all North Carolinians. Foothills Fresh helps farmers market fresh produce, farm products and agricultural tourism. The coalition presented it with the Gold Star Award. Accepting…

50th anniversary

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Bikers visit country’s corners

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After traveling 18 days to all four corners of the United States, Barney Powell celebrated his 50th birthday by arriving safely at his west Lincoln home where he was surrounded by family. “I cry when I’m happy, and I cry when I’m sad, and I couldn’t do nothing but cry,”…

Denver residents sweep Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition

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Two best friends and former art teachers swept the Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition. Ginny Boyd took first place for her multi-media work “Up in Smoke” and fellow Denver resident Lynn Dermott won the second and third place prizes. Organizers of the competition were pleased with the quality of the…

Lincolnopoly supports band

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For those who love board games, band or both, North Lincoln High School has something fun to offer: Lincolnopoly. The second edition of the game (the first came out in 2004) focuses on historic Lincoln County. Proceeds go to the Band of Knight’s general fund. Some of the bands the…

Holiday Pops set for November

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Tickets for the North Carolina Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert are now on sale. “There are other venues that would love to do it, and they can only go to so many places, and so we are very, very fortunate that they come here and that we have volunteers that take…

Fundraiser to benefit schoolhouse restoration

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Bargain hunters, architectural enthusiasts, and history buffs will all find gratification at Landers Chapel Methodist Church this weekend. A fundraiser for a schoolhouse restoration will begin at 7 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Saturday at 1205 Long Shoals Rd. Participants can buy items donated for the yard sale, eat…

Pair has passion for tough job

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The job title says it all – home based family services social worker. Christy Ard and Shelley Caldwell spend their time working closely with children and their families, often in their homes. Their goal is to prevent discipline problems at school, truancy and run-ins with the law. “You spend a…