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Mom hopes bone marrow registry will save lives

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A bone marrow transplant could have saved Cindy Brook’s daughter’s life. Now, she is hoping to give someone else that chance. Brooks is hosting a Be the Match bone marrow registry from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Saturday at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton. Be the Match offers people the…

Around Town 10/6/2010

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CLOTHING DRIVE The House of Favor International Ministry is accepting clothing donations for their Clothing Outreach Ministry in Lincolnton. To donate clothing, call Prophetess Ivey Robinson at (704) 240-9838 or (704) 419-3298. BOOK SALE The Lincoln County Public Library is accepting donations for a book sale to be held Nov.…

New store focuses on plus-sized consignments

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Lora Desantiago has opened Plus Size Resale and More in Lincolnton. The shop offers clothing and shoes for men, women and children. It also carries toys, Halloween costumes, shoes, purses, home dйcor and non-refrigerated groceries. “We have a little bit of everything,” Desantiago said. All of the gently used items…

Homecoming Queens

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Local high schools are celebrating their homecomings throughout the fall football season, and crowning Homecoming Queens. Above, East Lincoln Homecoming Queen Shonnel Luckey is escorted by her father, Marcus Luckey. Below, Allison Seagle was crowned 2010 West Lincoln High School Homecoming Queen. She is the daughter of Rodney and Teresa…

Volunteers gather half ton of trash

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Most youngsters like to sleep in on weekends. But students from Lincoln Charter School skipped that option to participate in the N.C. Big Sweep Saturday. Almost 50 volunteers met at Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver to clean Lake Norman. Among those volunteers were Brandon Overlin, Kris Brown, Ryley Harbour, brothers…

‘I have always wanted to ride a Ferris wheel’

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Nine-year-old Zachary Dilello was diagnosed with autism and apraxia, developmental and speech disorders, at birth. On Friday, those disorders were not a problem as he enjoyed Denver Days’ “Special Needs Kids Day.” Zachary explored the fairgrounds, rode the Ferris wheel and munched on sweet treats with his mother, Erica Dilello,…

Victory Moments snaps candid shots of young athletes

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Friends Diane Kinsch and Shannon Avason spend a lot of time photographing their children playing baseball with the East Lincoln Optimist Club. The Denver residents were being asked to take pictures of their children’s friends and other athletes at the games and practices. Someone commented that the moms “should be…

Around Town 10/4/2010

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CLOTHING DRIVE The House of Favor International Ministry is accepting clothing donations for their Clothing Outreach Ministry in Lincolnton. To donate clothing, call Prophetess Ivey Robinson at (704) 240-9838 or (704) 419-3298. BOOK SALE The Lincoln County Public Library is accepting donations for a book sale to be held Nov.…

Recycler expands into waste pick-up business

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GotGreen Recycling & Waste is going even “greener” by recently adding waste pick-up services. The company had only offered recycling services, but discovered that many of its customers wanted waste pick-up services, too. Also, waste pick-up services go hand-in-hand with recycling, and now, customers are receiving both. “We would like…

Funds available for Lincoln farms

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The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District has received its cost share allocation from the state for non-point source pollution control from agricultural activities. These funds are available to assist farmers in installing conservation practices that help decrease the amount of sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, chemicals and other pollutants in the…