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Eight-year-old gives birthday cash to a good cause

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A North Brook Elementary School student gave up her birthday money in honor of her great-grandmother. “That’s what we did for her birthday,” said Shannon Ferguson, Meredith’s mother. “Instead of presents, she wanted to take it to them.” Meredith Ferguson, who turned 8 on March 22, gave $165 to Hospice…

JROTC learn lessons on two trips

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Student cadets in the Navy Junior ROTC program at West Lincoln High School went on two very different trips over their spring break. One group of 15 students spent their week training at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, while 11 others explored and toured Norfolk’s naval facilities. “It was way…

Teacher trains for deployment

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A west Lincoln native and teacher for Lincoln County Schools leaves for training this week in preparations for deployment to Iraq. “There is nothing set in stone, but all of our training is for a deployment,” Matthew Reep said of the possibility of going to Iraq. Reep, a 1994 graduate…

Around Town 4/25/2007

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ANNUAL YARD SALE The West Lincoln Navy JROTC will hold its second annual yard sale, book sale and car wash 7 a.m. – noon Saturday at West Lincoln High School, N.C. 27 West. Spaces are still available for $10. Call Rodney Scronce (704) 276-2337. WALKAMERICA The Catawba County WalkAmerica begins…

City workshop promotes healthy living

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A three-part healthy lifestyles workshop for employees of the City of Lincolnton began Tuesday with an eye on prevention. “If you can prevent a problem, you’re way ahead of the game,” said Dr. Maurice Canaday, who spoke at the workshop. “Prevention’s what we’re after here.” The workshop took place in…

Really teed off

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‘Tapping’ issue of merging water, sewer

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East Lincoln business leaders are continuing to learn about why or why not it would be feasible to merge the Lincoln County water system. At a recent meeting of the East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC), members heard from Lincoln County Manager Stan Kiser about why it would be easier to…

Customer service tops priority list

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For Joe DiMola, owner of Denver Tire and Auto and a New Jersey native, deciding to move to North Carolina was pretty much a no brainer. “The cost of living up there was crazy, the weather wasn’t the best and I love NASCAR,” said DiMola. DiMola managed an automotive shop…

Grant helps DFD with gear

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For the third year in a row, the Denver Fire Department (DFD) has received grant money from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, which is a division of the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-10) recently awarded the $65,360 grant to the DFD which will be…

East Lincoln Relay a success!!!

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The annual East Lincoln Relay for Life was held Friday and Saturday at David Clark Stadium on the campus of East Lincoln High School. Thousands of people turned out to celebrate cancer survival and remember those who lost their fight against the disease. (Above photo) Luminaries dedicated to honor and…