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Beginning too look a bit more like Christmas

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Denver residents may notice something unusual in town this holiday season. More than 20 members of the Denver community raised money to purchase 70 Christmas banners. The banners were hung near Stacy’s Restaurant on N.C. 16 earlier this month. They will remain on the power poles until after New Year’s…

Around Town 11/29/2010

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TOUR OF HOMES The Crouse Christmas Tour of Homes will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Tickets to tour four homes may be purchased at Crouse United Methodist Church. Proceeds will benefit the church and other mission projects. For more information, call (704) 735-0071 or e-mail crouseumw@yahoo.com. BACKPACKS…

Around Town 11/26/2010

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BACKPACKS FOR KIDS The “Backpacks for Kids” Ministry is in need of food items that will fit in backpacks. Nonperishable food items may be brought to East Lincoln Middle School. SINGING CONVENTION Hull’s Grove Baptist Church (West Campus) will hold a singing convention from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Dinner will begin…

Yummy Stop caters to childhood tastes

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Marge Crunkleton may be in her 70s, but she has the heart of a child. She recently opened The Yummy Stop, a candy and ice cream shop in Denver. The goodies cater to everyone, but seem to be more popular with children. “The Yummy Stop is a place where kids…

CMC moves rehabilitation services to separate office

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Carolinas Medical Center (CMC)-Lincoln Rehabilitation has moved its adult outpatient services to a stand-alone building in Lincolnton. The hospital still offers inpatient rehabilitation services at its McAlister Road location, but decided outpatient services needed more space. Outpatient services are now being offered at 1460 E. Gaston St. in Lincolnton. “We…

Santa’s Forest offers more than just Christmas trees

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Traveling to Santa’s Forest in Lincolnton to cut down a Christmas tree has become a tradition for many families over the past eight years. For the owners of the Christmas tree farm, however, their holiday tradition has become long days of hard work. “Everyone has their own job they have…

Female WWII veteran honored

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Katherine Fletcher joined the Navy at the age of 20 (pictured below). On Monday, she had her hand bronzecast (pictured above) by an artist with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo The bronze-cast hand of Lincoln County’s last living female World War II veteran will…

Celebrating the season

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First Presbyterian celebrates season with Advent lunches

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First Presbyterian Church in downtown Lincolnton invites the community to attend three Advent lunches. “It’s basically music and the word and, of course, food and fellowship,” said Jane Dower, organist and choir director. “It’s offering the community at large a time to come together.” The lunches will take place noon…

Photography contest accepting submissions

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is once again sponsoring its annual Amateur Photography Competition. Entries will be accepted 1 to 4 p.m. Dec 27 and 29 at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. Lincolnton. All entrants must be 18 years or older and must engage in photography…