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‘I have always wanted to ride a Ferris wheel’

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Nine-year-old Zachary Dilello was diagnosed with autism and apraxia, developmental and speech disorders, at birth. On Friday, those disorders were not a problem as he enjoyed Denver Days’ “Special Needs Kids Day.” Zachary explored the fairgrounds, rode the Ferris wheel and munched on sweet treats with his mother, Erica Dilello,…

Around Town 10/4/2010

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CLOTHING DRIVE The House of Favor International Ministry is accepting clothing donations for their Clothing Outreach Ministry in Lincolnton. To donate clothing, call Prophetess Ivey Robinson at (704) 240-9838 or (704) 419-3298. BOOK SALE The Lincoln County Public Library is accepting donations for a book sale to be held Nov.…

Recycler expands into waste pick-up business

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GotGreen Recycling & Waste is going even “greener” by recently adding waste pick-up services. The company had only offered recycling services, but discovered that many of its customers wanted waste pick-up services, too. Also, waste pick-up services go hand-in-hand with recycling, and now, customers are receiving both. “We would like…

Funds available for Lincoln farms

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The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District has received its cost share allocation from the state for non-point source pollution control from agricultural activities. These funds are available to assist farmers in installing conservation practices that help decrease the amount of sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, chemicals and other pollutants in the…

Parris ordained

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DOT: Watch out for wildlife

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to be more cautious on the roadways in the effort to reduce the number of wildlife-related crashes, especially in the fall months. Wildlife officials say that 90 percent of all animal-related crashes occurring in the last three years involved deer. Since…

Program focuses on fear of falling

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Two workshops will be offered in Lincolnton for seniors who have fallen or who have a fear of falling. “It’s something you can take control of and manage and still live your life the way in which you want to,” said Angela Schlottman with the Centralina Area Agency of Aging.…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST BUFFET Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Road, Lincolnton, will hold a breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday. The meal will be available for dine-in or carry-out. SINGING AND DRAMA Southside Baptist Church, 1726 Southside Road, Lincolnton, will hold an outdoor singing and drama from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday.…

Around Town 10/1/2010

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BAZAAR McKendree United Methodist Church, on Maiden Highway, will hold a bazaar that includes a yard sale, bake sale and craft sale, beginning 6:30 a.m. Saturday. YARD SALE Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2069 N.C. 182, Lincolnton, will hold a community yard sale 7 a.m. Saturday. POPLAR SPRINGS SALE Poplar…

Online store gets Main St. incarnation

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Brad Withers started his furniture business online, and now he has brought it to downtown Lincolnton. Withers originally started his business, King and Queen’s Furniture, about five years ago. He had storefronts in Lowell and Belmont, but closed them down and focused on marketing his business through the Internet. Withers…