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Church Activities

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BREAKFAST BENEFIT Bethel Baptist Church will have a breakfast benefit from 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome to attend. FIRST SUNDAY LUNCH Crouse United Methodist Church, located at N.C. 150 West, will have a luncheon from Noon until 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The meal is available for dine-in or carry-out. Proceeds…

New owners to reopen gym as The Rock Fitness

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As 2010 approaches, people are making resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. The Rock Fitness can help make that goal a reality. Chip Stewart owns All-American Fitness in Lincolnton and Statesville and LKN Athletic Club in Denver. Recently, he and his wife, Angie, went into a partnership with Jerry and…

Turkey in time for Christmas

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Wrapping up the mystery of the cheerful ‘monthly customer’

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It turns out a good way to get in contact with someone is to write a column about them. My “monthly customer” had been coming to my desk to drop of a brief for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees for years. He always cheered me up. He was…

Schools may reimburse teachers with National Board Certification

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Lincoln County Schools officials are looking into reimbursing teachers who have received National Board Certification. In previous years, teachers who achieved this honor were given a $1,150 reimbursement. Because of budget constraints, that money was cut this year. Tommy Houser, a member of the Lincoln County Board of Education, would…

Donors support Christian Ministry

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County served 590 families with food and 953 children with toys this Christmas season. The organization also includes a soup kitchen, a meal-delivery service, a nursing home ministry and financial assistance during emergencies. Donations this year included: n Freedom Church – $1,500 n Joseph M. Rhyne…

Cherryville suspect charged in purse theft

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A Gaston County man is in jail after he allegedly duped a 78-year-old woman into opening her car door to steal her purse. Cherryville Police say Jerry Wayne Phillips, 38, of 233 Hastings Road in Bessemer City, is accused of taking the woman’s pocketbook from her grasp last week in…

The night before Christmas in Denver

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Santa Claus normally makes his arrival in a sleigh led by nine reindeer. On Christmas Eve, Santa rode through the Denver area in a red fire truck, driven by Denver Fire Chief Jay Flynn. David Noble, a Denver firefighter, was dressed as Santa, donning a thick, red suit and black…

Caldwell named Denver Area Biz Person of Year

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Rhonda Caldwell has been named the Denver Area Business Association’s Person of the Year. Incoming DABA President Brad Simmons said Caldwell is always willing to help out any way she can. “I don’t believe she has the word ‘no’ in her vocabulary,” he said. “She works tirelessly for DABA and…

Simmons set to lead DABA in new year

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Brad Simmons has several goals for the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) in 2010. As incoming president, effective Jan. 1, Simmons wants to make sure the organization’s Board of Directors and Ambassadors are able to directly communicate with members. Through the Web site, members will be contacted multiple times prior…