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Health Dept. celebrates birthdays — Two workers turn 70 this year

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The Lincoln County Health Department saw two of its employees turn 70 this year. Dr. Thomas Smith and public health nurse Marcia Davis were given a surprise birthday party from the staff. Both have worked at the department for more than 30 years. Smith has been doing private practice since…

Golf tournament aids mission work

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One local church is using golf as a way to do mission work in Wyoming. Children and adults from Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton will be traveling to Casper, Wyo., in August to do mission work at a state camp. This will be the church’s second year going to Mountain…

Methodist churches have birthdays — Crouse, Pleasant Grove celebrate 100th, 200th anniversaries respectively

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This year is an important one for two local Methodist churches. Crouse United Methodist and Pleasant Grove United Methodist, both pastored by the Rev. Jerry Evans and both located in western Lincoln County, will celebrate 100th and 200th anniversaries, respectively. “It’s amazing to think of what’s happened in this community…

Pastor preaches on global warming

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The Rev. Lutz Keller, pastor of Emanuel Reformed Church in Lincolnton, says he’s been interested in the issue of global warming for a long time. Now, he wants to share what he knows with others. Keller will present “A Christian Town Meeting: What every serious Christian should know about global…

65th Anniversary

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Around Town—Church Briefs

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MEN’S BASKETBALL Men’s basketball is held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays in the gym at New Life Baptist Church, 270 Car Farm Road, Lincolnton. There is also prayer and a devotion. There is no cost, and all men are welcome. REVIVAL Apostle Brooks and New Providence Full Gospel…

Third-graders learn about Junior Achievement

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During the 2007-08 school year, volunteers from the community taught all third-grade classes in Lincoln County about business. Volunteers worked through the Junior Achievement program, teaching children seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and character, financial literacy and career development. Lincoln County volunteers also taught students about…

Approval expected soon for $22 million plan for sewer plant

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With a new $22 million sewer plant on the brink of approval by the state, county officials said they are already looking toward the growth in east Lincoln County and how to learn from mistakes of the past. After nearly three years of review by state officials, the new plant…

Developers: Wait almost over

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Ornate houses line the same golf course as undeveloped lots on rolling hills near Denver. The partly built upscale subdivision is called Verdict Ridge. For its developer, Eddie Knox, the lots without homes equal money he is spending every day. “I’m ready to put in my roads and the plans…

Question of the Week

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“Do you think east Lincoln County and Denver residents will have the income to support more high-end businesses in the years ahead?” Mary Ellen Hawkins, Denver: “Eventually, yes I do. I’d like to see it here. I see it going up all the way around the other side of the…