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50th anniversary

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Bobby Lee Elmore and Reba Reynolds Elmore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 15. Their children and grandchildren honored them with a reception at Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church. The Elmores were married Aug. 15, 1959 at the church. Their children are Teresa Gates and husband Mason and Bobby Lee Lemore…

AutoZone opens new store in Maiden

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Car gurus have a new place to shop in Maiden. AutoZone, the nation’s leading retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, has opened in Maiden. AutoZone has more than 4,200 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Each store carries an extensive line for cars, sport…

Around Town 8/31/2009

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RED CROSS DRIVES The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have blood drives from 2-6:30 p.m. today at the Wal-Mart Super Center in Denver and from 2:30-7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. HILON MEMORIAL Hilton Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 830 Car Farm Road in Lincolnton,…

Church Briefs

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COUNTRY GOSPEL A country gospel concert featuring Carolina will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 200 Bethel Church Road in Lincolnton. A love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome to attend. AUGUST APPEAL Fairview Baptist Church, 5055 Fairview Church Road, Lincolnton, invites the public to…

Around Town 8/28/2009

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POTTERY EXHIBITION All entries for the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s 7th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery Exhibition must be received by 5 p.m. today. The exhibition will be open Tuesday through Sept. 30. For more information or to submit a piece, contact the Arts Council at (704) 732-9044 or artslincoln@bellsouth.net.…

Habitat house becomes home

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A Lincoln County family has settled into its new Habitat for Humanity home just in time for school. “We’ve got a lot of friends,” said Cearra Holmes, 7, who is now in the third grade. The house is located close to Pumpkin Center Intermediate, North Lincoln Middle School and North…

Pottery demonstrations

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Festival celebrates stomping

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Children, teens and adults will all take turns squishing grapes between their toes at WoodMill Winery’s fourth annual Muscadine Grape Stomp. “It’s the first fall festival to get people out and going to festivals,” said Larry Cagle, winery owner. “After this, there’s festivals everywhere.” The festival will take place from…

LCHA promotes This Place Matters Project

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The Lincoln County Historical Association wants to know what place matters to you. “It’s a low-maintenance program,” said Jason Harpe, executive director of the association. “It’s something that we can throw out there to see if people have an interest in showing what matters to them in the community.” The…

State 4-H reaches 100 years

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North Carolina will celebrate 100 years of 4-H Oct. 3, and local alumni are invited to the party. “I want this to be a reunion of sorts for them and also an opportunity for our 4-Hers to learn history,” said April Dillon, a 4-H youth development extension agent. Lincoln County…