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Around Town 3/6/2009

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LIFEGUARD TRAINING The Lincoln County American Red Cross will sponsor lifeguard training classes Monday through April 8 at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. The cost of the course is $150 for YMCA members and $200 for non-members. The cost includes training, books, a pocket mask, certification cards and the use…

Fair helps participants deal with financial problems

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A Financial Fitness Fair looking at everything from credit to unemployment to stress was conducted Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “I firmly believe that everyone shares this in common — that we want to do more with the money we have,” said Leigh Guth, an extension agent.…

Plays postponed

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This weekend’s performances of Guys and Dolls at North Lincoln High School have been canceled. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. March 12 through 14 and 3 p.m. March 15. Due to snow days, East Lincoln High School’s production of Blithe Spirit will now be performed 7 p.m. March 19 through…

Free tax prep now available

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Free tax preparation will be available 9 a.m. to noon March 21, March 28 and April 4 in room 212 at the Gaston College of Lincoln Campus. This free service is open to anyone regardless of age thanks to volunteers. That said, the target of the service is senior citizens…

Enjoying the snow

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Traffic fixes will result in new headaches

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A new highway is expected to alter traffic flow in eastern Lincoln County radically, possibly as early as this year. However, there is a problem: no money for road and intersection improvements on the existing N.C. 16 could spell major traffic jams for local motorists at key connection points between…

ELPAC can boast of success over half-decade

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Since 2006, the majority of Lincoln County commissioners have come from eastern Lincoln County. There is a new county manager, a revamped planning department and an emphasis on laws and policies to manage growth better. And that’s just what they’ve been able to help push through in their first five…

Blood drive also raises funds for food bank

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Giving blood this Thursday could do more than save a life. It may help feed a family. The Denver Fire Department (DFD) is conducting a blood drive, 3:30–7:30 p.m. at its headquarters on N.C. 16, in conjunction with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC). When donors give, they…

Center offers chiropractic approach to wellness

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As a child, Dr. Ninette Marsocci knew she would one day be in a health-related profession. “When I was in the sixth grade, I got a knee injury from a soccer game and that that time, I was too young to have surgery,” Marsocci said. “I had to go through…

Selena Dunn lighting up scoreboard for Falcons

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Middle School girls’ basketball team has had some memorable players come through its program and eighth-grader Selena Dunn could just be the next player to add her name to the list. “Selena is an all-around player,” East Lincoln Middle School head girls basketball coach Alison…