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Around Town 4/22/2009

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SCHOOL MTG. The Lincoln Charter School will have a board meeting 6 p.m. this evening at the Denver campus. SPRING LITTER SWEEP Lincoln County Parks and Recreation in coordination with the North Carolina Litter Sweep 2009 will begin its spring litter sweep 7 p.m. Wednesday along Hull’s Grove Church Road.…

Food biz takes off for Grateful Growers

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Five years ago, Cassie Parsons and Natalie Veres envisioned owning a business dedicated to growing organic food for their community. Today, the Grateful Growers Farm not only serves Lincoln County but has also expanded services to other areas in the state. Parsons, a culinary chef turned organic landscaping owner teamed…

Around Town 4/20/2009

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DIABETES EXPO Carolina’s Medical Center – Lincoln will host the second annual Denver Diabetes Expo from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Denver United Methodist Church, 3910 N.C. 16 N. Come learn about services available and new products. There will also be food sampling, educational materials and door prizes. Registration is required…

Ribbon cutting

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Around Town 4/17/2009

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FUNDRAISER Antiques Photography, a photography group that takes pictures of children, will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Relay for Life Friday and Saturday at Carolina’s Medical Center – Lincoln. For more information, call Pam Null at (704) 732-5510. THE CRUCIBLE The Lincoln Theatre Guild will perform The Crucible 8…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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GOSPEL CONCERT The Maiden Church of God will have a gospel concert featuring Three Bridges and Jonathan Cox 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are available at the door and at Lighthouse Christian Bookstore in Lincolnton. The cost is $5 for adults and admission is free for children age 12 and younger.…

Lincoln Theatre Guild presents American classic

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Arthur Miller’s classic tale of accusations and hysteria in a Puritan community takes the stage this weekend at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s very intense,” said Kirby Rice, who plays Elizabeth Proctor. “It deals with a lot of really touchy subjects – adultery, religion and how far people will go…

Good year for farmers

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market opens this weekend with plants, crafts and fresh produce. “Some people may decide to wait until the vegetables get more abundant, but I would encourage them to come out and see what’s there,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “I always…

Show focuses on bottles, pottery

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Bottle collecting can be a very delicate hobby. Those living in earthquake-prone states generally stay away from showy displays. “All we’re afraid of is a bird,” said Chuck Rash, a Lincolnton man, who has filled his garage with antique bottles. This fear is very real – Rash has dealt with…

Farmers market set to open

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At long last, it’s time for the Lincoln County Farmers Market to open. Both locations will open this Saturday. The downtown Lincolnton location at 225 W. Water St. will open at 7 a.m. The Denver location at Rock Springs School on N.C. 16 will open at 8 a.m. The Denver…