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Homeowners groups sharpens identity, mission

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A group of lakefront homeowners who came together to fight higher property taxes have made significant strides just two months after their initial meeting, according to organizers. The have a name — Lincoln Shoreline Community Organization or LiSCO — a defined set of topics, and even an official logo in…

Farmers’ Market, other events mark spring in Denver

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Spring is here and several community events will come into full bloom this Saturday in east Lincoln County. While vendors set up their stands for the start of third annual Denver Farmers’ Market at Rock Springs Elementary School off N.C. 16, two other community groups will host a Earth Day…

Around Town 4/13/2009

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5K WALK AND RACE Long Shoals Wesleyan Church will sponsor a Bumblebee 5k walk and race April 25 to benefit a mission trip to Leon, Nicaragua. Awards will be give to the top male and female runners in each age division. The cost is $15 for entries received by Wednesday,…

Building robots teaches PCI students engineering, patience

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Students at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School have learned that it’s not easy to create a robot. “We haven’t got thing right, and that’s the fun part because we get to do it all over again,” said Maggie Randall, a fourth-grade Academically and Intellectually Gifted student at the school. The Lego…

Cyclists to help Hesed House

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Serious and novice bicyclists alike will strap on their helmets and coast through Lincoln County to help the homeless April 25. “It’s a beautiful time of year, and cycling is a great, great all-over exercise for the body that doesn’t stress the joints,” said Lesley Chambless, a member of the…

Gaston Skills to open Lincolnton facility

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Gaston Skills, a community-based rehabilitation program, will soon open a behavioral health facility in Lincolnton. The building, located at 1220 N. Flint St., is scheduled to begin operations in a couple of weeks, said Pat Underwood director of human resources and public relations for Gaston Skills. “We’re very excited to…

County officials ease watering restrictions

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Lincoln County scaled back on watering restrictions Wednesday, more than 18 months after the tighter measures were introduced in response to a crippling drought. While county officials said they strongly encourage the public will continue to conserve water, it will no long be mandatory, considered Stage II, and no fines…

Community Activities

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INDOOR YARD SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #30 will host an indoor yard sale to benefit homeless veterans 8 a.m. until noon today and Saturday at 1120 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton. RELAY FOR LIFE Century 21 Hecht Realty, 885 N.C. 16 N., Denver, will conduct a yard and bake…

Church Activities

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SERVICES First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), Buffalo Shoals Road, have prayer services at noon today. Easter Sunday services will be 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Breakfast and Sunday school will follow the 7 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome to attend. ST. DOROTHY FISH FRY St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will…

Puppet teaches kids about caring

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Jammin’ Joe was just a sad pile of fur lying on a heap of discarded items when Laura Baxter Munday found him. “I took him in and gave him a new home,” said Munday, who is a reading teacher at North Brook Elementary School. The puppet has since become a…