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ELCM gives book bags to area students

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Shortly before school started this year, East Lincoln Christian Ministry handed out 305 book bags filled with school supplies. Last year, the Denver-based ministry gave out 242 book bags. BB&T, of Denver, purchased 45-60 book bags for the ministry. Judy Gibson, a volunteer with the ministry, coordinated the efforts. Book…

Service provides child care for guests at events

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How many times have you been to a wedding or event, but couldn’t find a babysitter? You are left with no choice but to bring the kids. Debbie Green, of Denver, has a solution to that dilemma. She started Impressive Parties, a service offering exclusive childcare for guests who attend…

Around Town 9/1/2010

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HAUNTED TRAIL The Humane Society of Lincoln County is seeking volunteers to help with a Haunted Trail fundraiser. Volunteers must be ages 17 or older. For more information, call (704) 732-9022 ext. 2. HINTON UMC REVIVAL Hinton United Methodist Church will hold revival services 7 p.m. tonight. The Rev. Walter…

Around Town 8/30/2010

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HAUNTED TRAIL The Humane Society of Lincoln County is seeking volunteers to help with a Haunted Trail fundraiser. Volunteers must be ages 17 or older. For more information, call (704) 732-9022 ext. 2. HINTON UMC REVIVAL Hinton United Methodist Church will hold revival services 7 p.m. tonight through Wednesday. Guest…

96th birthday

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Engagement: Carpenter, Lineberger

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Mr. And Mrs. Barry Carpenter of Maiden are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Brooke Carpenter to James “Jamie” Franklin Lineberger III, son of Cheryl Lineberger of Mt. Holly, NC and Jimmy Lineberger of Ellerbe, NC. Jessica is a 2002 graduate of East Lincoln High School and…

Actavis raises money for United Way of Lincoln County

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Actavis employees have raised more than $3,000 for the United Way of Lincoln County. As one of United Way’s 2011 Pacesetters, Actavis was responsible for raising money prior to United Way’s official fundraising campaign for 2011 began Aug. 13. From May through July, Actavis hosted a series of fundraisers for…

Pumpkin patch ready for fall fun

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Last year, John Herter’s 11-year-old daughter brought home a packet of pumpkin seeds. The two planted the seeds and up sprouted three pumpkins. This year, those three pumpkins have turned into more than 1,000. “I’m really tickled that some of them are over 100 pounds,” said Herter. Herter’s pumpkin patch…

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church offers after school care for area students

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Students at Pumpkin Center Primary and Pumpkin Center Intermediate schools have a new option for after school care. Wednesday marked the first day of school for Lincoln County students and the first day of St. Luke’s After School Care, sponsored by St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. “As I thought about the…

Couple writes about expectations

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The idea formed 23 years ago when Terry Sigmon and Lynn Willis were about to be married, both for the second time. “We were both very apprehensive about being married because our first ones weren’t great,” Terry said. “We were trying to find what we were expecting.” They both believed…