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Early football camp teaches youngsters the fundamentals

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs football camp could just be the most complete camp for young children who wish to excel at football at the next level. Just ask Nick Savoie, 13, of Denver who said the coaching stood out to him. “The coaching comes straight from high school…

Around Town 6/24/2009

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold until Aug. 15 at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held…

Around Town 6/22/2009

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LIGHTHOUSE VBS The Lighthouse Praise and Worship Center, 1816 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will have Vacation Bible School from 4-6 p.m. today through Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend. SOUTHSIDE VBS Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, Lincolnton, will have their Vacation Bible School, Boomerang Express from 6-8:30 p.m. tonight…

Around Town 6/19/2009

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PORKER RUN Driven By Grace Biker Ministry will host its Third Annual Porker Run to benefit Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County on Saturday. Registration will begin 10 a.m. at the Lincolnton Church of God. The cost is $14 for a single rider and $25 for double riders. The…

Church Activities

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HILL’S CHAPEL VBS Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. this evening. This year’s theme is Camp Edge and all activities will involve camping skills and ideas. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. for children and the VBS staff. For more information, call…

2009 Farm Family of the Year growing new crop

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The Brown family of Double B Farms in west Lincoln have been named Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District Farm Family of the Year. “We’ve worked all these years to better serve the conservation program,” said Clyde Brown, co-owner. “It was a reward to hear it.” Clyde’s son, Brent,…

Art quilts

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Camp focuses on service

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Christian campers are seeking people to serve this summer. Carolina Cross Connection is a service-oriented camp whose year-round office is in Lincolnton. Lincoln, Cleveland and Gaston counties all receive service. “We are still looking for more people to help,” said Kristin Fulton, director of Camp Loye White, where Carolina Cross…

East Lincoln athlete leaps for his dreams

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DENVER — Former East Lincoln senior Spencer Sydney had been craving a state title. Ever since moving back to the area to play basketball for the Mustangs, Sydney dreamed of earning a state title. That dream fell short when Shelby knocked the Mustangs out of the 2A state semifinals. Sydney…

Deja Divas offers novel approach to fashion resales

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With crystal chandeliers and splashes of pink and green, it’s hard not to feel like a princess when walking through the doors of Deja Divas, an upscale consignment boutique new to Denver. Danielle Cooney and business partner, Julia Austin opened the consignment store last month in the Natalie Commons Shopping…