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Schools compete to fight cancer

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Two coaches from rival schools came together for a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. Last Friday, Lincoln and Lake Norman Charter schools participated in the first Fall Sports Day by competing against each other in ladies tennis, soccer and volleyball at Lincoln Charter’s Denver campus. In the spring,…

Young talent gives a boost to Eagles

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Lincoln Charter High School is benefiting from its middle school programs — just ask Lady Eagles head volleyball coach Rick Rose. “The middle school program is such a strong program and they only lost one game last year,” he said. “They have such a talented pool of volleyball players to…

WestPointe to host first After Hours Block Party

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The Denver Area Business Association is gearing up for two big social events this month. All eight WestPointe Shoppes tenants will be participating in DABA’s first After Hours Block Party Sept. 10. The free social event is designed to give exposure to Steak Norman Specialty Meats, Hair Advantage, Albertine Florals,…

‘Clash of Clergy’ rescheduled

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East Lincoln Speedway has rescheduled the 5th Annual Clash of the Clergy for Sept. 19. The event was rained out Aug. 22. Gates open at 5 p.m. with races starting at 7:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit East Lincoln Christian Ministry of Denver. Rain checks will be…

Around Town 8/31/2009

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RED CROSS DRIVES The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have blood drives from 2-6:30 p.m. today at the Wal-Mart Super Center in Denver and from 2:30-7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. HILON MEMORIAL Hilton Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 830 Car Farm Road in Lincolnton,…

50th anniversary

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Bobby Lee Elmore and Reba Reynolds Elmore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 15. Their children and grandchildren honored them with a reception at Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church. The Elmores were married Aug. 15, 1959 at the church. Their children are Teresa Gates and husband Mason and Bobby Lee Lemore…

AutoZone opens new store in Maiden

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Car gurus have a new place to shop in Maiden. AutoZone, the nation’s leading retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, has opened in Maiden. AutoZone has more than 4,200 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Each store carries an extensive line for cars, sport…

Festival celebrates stomping

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Children, teens and adults will all take turns squishing grapes between their toes at WoodMill Winery’s fourth annual Muscadine Grape Stomp. “It’s the first fall festival to get people out and going to festivals,” said Larry Cagle, winery owner. “After this, there’s festivals everywhere.” The festival will take place from…

LCHA promotes This Place Matters Project

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The Lincoln County Historical Association wants to know what place matters to you. “It’s a low-maintenance program,” said Jason Harpe, executive director of the association. “It’s something that we can throw out there to see if people have an interest in showing what matters to them in the community.” The…

State 4-H reaches 100 years

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North Carolina will celebrate 100 years of 4-H Oct. 3, and local alumni are invited to the party. “I want this to be a reunion of sorts for them and also an opportunity for our 4-Hers to learn history,” said April Dillon, a 4-H youth development extension agent. Lincoln County…