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Celebrating senior health

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Blue Star Mothers offering support

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Margaret Gunsley’s son turned 18 in boot camp and 19 in Iraq. His enlistment in the military left her feeling worried and isolated. “You take kids that go right out of high school like mine did, parents aren’t really ready for that,” Gunsley said. It wasn’t until four years later…

Market expanding schedule

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market on West Water Street in Lincolnton is expanding its schedule beginning on Tuesday, June 1. On that day, the market will go to its full schedule of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. The market opens at 7 a.m. and closes around noon or whenever vendors…

Splash pad

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Highway patrol promises tight watch on state roads

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be stepping up patrols this Memorial Day weekend in the effort to deter speeding and reckless driving. The holiday weekend will officially begin 6 p.m. this evening and will conclude at midnight, Monday. “Memorial Day is the beginning of a busy travel season…

Around Town 5/26/2010

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COVEKEEPERS MTG. The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Lincoln Volunteers Fire Department, located on South Pilot Knob Road in Denver. Roy Alexander, executive director of the Davidson Lands Conservancy, and Craig White, landscape architect and wetlands specialist, will be the guest speakers. For more…

50th anniversary

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Scholarship winners announced

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In today’s column, I want to recognize three students who have received scholarships facilitated through Cooperative Extension. The first is this year’s recipient of the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship, Amanda Ann Kaufman. Amanda is a 2009 graduate of North Lincoln High School and has completed her first year at…

Ministry awards its first GED

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Seth Gregory was having trouble fitting in at Bandys High School. The Sherrills Ford resident could not get along with some of his teachers. A “class clown,” Gregory found himself in trouble many times. He got into fights with other students, but claimed most of the issues were with teachers.…

New leaders set vision for ELBA

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The East Lincoln Betterment Association (ELBA) has new leadership that wants to increase membership and partner with other local organizations to better serve the community. Kathy Vinzant was elected president, replacing Maeneen Klein, and Philip Cantelmi was elected vice president, replacing Martha Lide, in January. Vinzant and Cantelmi, both Denver…