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Around Town 6/23/2006

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DONUT SALE Lincolnton Middle School Crusaders team will sell donuts outside of Byrd’s Sundries 9 a.m. – noon Saturday. All proceeds will benefit Cardinal Healthcare’s resident council fund. Please support this worthy event by purchasing a dozen, or two, boxes of fresh donuts for only $5 per box. DINNER There…

Denver car dealer continues traits of honesty and quality from home

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Bob Poole admits many car dealers – whether new or used – generally have a poor reputation among consumers. Some consumers, in fact, won’t patronize some dealers because of an alleged reputation earned over the years. In his own small way, however, Poole has tried to change that by honesty…

Nutrition employees receive honors

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The Child Nutrition Department of Lincoln County Schools recognized employees for their dedication to the job of providing “nutritious and delicious” meals to the students of Lincoln County May 16. Barbara Wood, manager at Love Memorial Elementary School, was selected as Lincoln County’s Child Nutrition Manager of the Year. Her…

Lincoln’s farmers market shows signs of summer

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market has opened on a full summer schedule. Hours have expanded to Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. The farmers stay open as late as the produce lasts and the customers continue to visit. The market…

81st Birthday

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Denver residents voice concerns about proposed Wal-Mart shadow project

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Denver residents Connie Zmijewski and Liz Craig don’t like the prospect of having “lowball” tenants occupying the flurry of shopping centers proposed for N.C. 73 near N.C. 16. Specifically, both are concerned that a mix of dollar stores, shoe stores and discount clothiers will make the new center home. “We’re…

Hundreds attend AlleyCat Biker Junction grand opening

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People driving down N.C. 16 over the weekend probably noticed a lot of motorcycles, smelled a lof of food cooking outside and heard a lot of music from both a DJ and a band. While the event was the official grand opening for AlleyCat Biker Junction, the three-day event looked…

Riverwalk residents sound off

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While hot dogs and hamburgers sizzled on the grill and Riverwalk Apartment residents and community members enjoyed the warm sunshine and pool during the complex’s open house this past Saturday, some residents voiced concerns about the proposed Aston Properties development next to Wal-Mart on N.C. 73. The specific concern is…

Big Catfish

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Local youths advance to state finals in casting kids competition

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Two qualifying sessions were held recently at Dick’s Sporting goods in Hickory for the Nationwide Bass Anglers Sportsman’s Society’s (B.A.S.S.) Casting Kids competion Winners in the first session were Ian Roper from Hickory in the 7 – 10-year-old group and Mason Baker from Hickory in the 11 – 14-year-old class.…