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Around Town 1/21/2011

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POLAR PLUNGE Registration is under way for the 2011 Special Olympics Polar Plunge. The plunge will take place at noon on Feb. 19 at Beatty’s Ford Park, 8335 Shipley Lane in Denver. Proceeds will benefit both Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties. In order to be guaranteed an official long-sleeved T-shirt, you…

Church Activities

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FOOD PANTRY Without Walls Deliverance Center, 118 Colonial Village Drive in Lincolnton, will provide food through their food pantry ministry, “Two Fishes and Five Loaves.” The pantry will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday. The program offers free food to participating families. For more information, call (704)…

H2 Properties enters real estate business

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O’Neal Helms has opened H2 Properties in the building that once was a convenience store owned by her father, Jim Stamey. Stamey ran Jim’s Little Giant in downtown Lincolnton for about 10 years in the 1960s and 1970s. Helms said customers used to travel for miles to visit the store.…

Learning center now independent

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Ginny Wirzbicki has broken away from the NewPoint Learning Center franchise to become the independent owner of Mentaur Learning Center in Denver. Wirzbicki opened NewPoint last year, but said that by breaking away from the franchise, she is able to offer a larger variety of programs and courses and tailor…

God’s Store House offering food boxes and clothing

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The Refuge Church of God of Prophecy in Lincolnton turns old clothes and shoes into food for those in need. “Someone is out there, and they’re hurting and they’re hungry,” said Rae Southerland, pastor. “This is how we can help out.” Church members collect the clothes and shoes, ship them…

ECA to celebrate Pie Day

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All kinds of free pie from savory to sweet will be offered noon at the Citizens Center Tuesday in honor of National Pie Day. “It’s a perfect month to have it because it’s cold, and a lot of them are warm, stick-to-the-rib type pies,” said Lucille Johnson, a member of…

Gaston College to host small-business seminars

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Gaston College will kick off a series of seminars for small-business owners and current or prospective entrepreneurs at its Lincolnton campus. The Small Business Seminars orientation will be 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through March 28 in Room 125 at the Lincoln campus. The orientation will give an overview of…

Polar plunge raises money for Hospice

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Twelve souls braved the frigid 40-degree waters of Lake Norman on Saturday in memory of a Denver firefighter’s late wife. The Denver Fire Department conducted its second annual Polar Plunge in honor of firefighter Frank Shupe’s wife Lisa, who lost her battle with cancer this past October. The event was…

Upcoming race may help promote fitness

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It is not uncommon for people to make New Year’s resolutions, particularly regarding their health, and then let them fall by the wayside. East Lincoln High School is hoping its upcoming Valentine’s Day 5K and Fun Run will inspire some people to get back on track with their healthy resolutions.…

Around Town 1/19/2011

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DDA The Lincolnton Downtown Development Association meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday at Court Street Grille. AIRPORT AUTHORITY The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport Authority will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the conference room of the airport terminal building in Iron Station. This meeting is open to the public. OAK…