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Around Town 12/5/2008

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GIFTS FOR CHILDREN The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host their annual “Gifts for Children” concert 7 p.m. tonight at Highland Free Will Baptist Church, 2742 Highland Drive, Lincolnton. The concert will feature a joint choir comprised of the sheriff’s office and Lincolnton Police Department. This event will raise money…

Service honors loved ones

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Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County and Emmanuel Reformed Church will present an interfaith memorial candlelight service 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, located at 329 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. “It’s a great way to start the holiday season – by remembering those that are very near and dear,”…

Bluegrass band wins first place

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Five generations

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Abandoned animals an increasing concern

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The expanding housing crisis and rise in pet food costs are creating desperate times for Lincoln County pet owners and relief agencies. Totals for animal surrenders for the year in the county are staggering. From Jan. 1 to Nov. 24, there were 4,306 surrenders to Animal Services. Of those, 538…

Trail to link Denver artists

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Art scenes are often born around clusters of defunct warehouses and depressed downtown districts attractive for their low rents and large spaces. In suburban east Lincoln County, a much different story is unfolding. For the third year in a row this Saturday, a handful of upscale residences and local businesses…

Business group has big plans for east Lincoln

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It began as local businesses banding together against crime, but morphed into much more. Now the Denver Area Business Association has big plans on the horizon for their 10th anniversary next year — and beyond. From more networking events and presentations to revamping their Web site and shaping public policy,…

Churches re-create Bethlehem at Rock Springs Campground

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Area residents can catch a bit of Christmas spirit this weekend at the Rock Springs Campground in Denver. A dozen local churches have banded together to reconstruct the town of Bethlehem and living nativity scene on the historic grounds. As with this past weekend, nearly two dozen visitors can take…

School clubs unite to aid sick youngster

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Area high school students are making a difference in the life of Marshal Nivens, the Catawba Springs Elementary student afflicted with a rare brain disease. The “Interact” clubs at East Lincoln High and North Lincoln High schools are stepping up efforts to raise $6,000 in funds in association with the…

Around Town 12/3/2008

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BLOOD DRIVE The Denver Fire Department will host a blood drive 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the fire station on N.C. 16. All donations will benefit the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Donors can schedule an appointment or stop by during donation hours. For more information, call Josh Carpenter at…