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Farmers’ Market, other events mark spring in Denver

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Spring is here and several community events will come into full bloom this Saturday in east Lincoln County. While vendors set up their stands for the start of third annual Denver Farmers’ Market at Rock Springs Elementary School off N.C. 16, two other community groups will host a Earth Day…

Mustang soccer star playing better after ACL recovery

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DENVER — Two years ago Chelsea Tate tore her ACL, not knowing whether she would get back to playing the level of soccer to which she was accustomed. Now in her senior year the East Lincoln captain said she may be even better. “In some ways I feel better than…

Around Town 4/15/2009

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CAMP MTG. JUBILEE Exodus Baptist Church, 3164 Exodus Church Road, Maiden, will have their sixth annual camp meeting jubilee 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (828) 728-3594. MILL GET TOGETHER All former employees of Carlton Yarn Mill and S.Ct.,…

Around Town 4/13/2009

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5K WALK AND RACE Long Shoals Wesleyan Church will sponsor a Bumblebee 5k walk and race April 25 to benefit a mission trip to Leon, Nicaragua. Awards will be give to the top male and female runners in each age division. The cost is $15 for entries received by Wednesday,…

Community Activities

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INDOOR YARD SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #30 will host an indoor yard sale to benefit homeless veterans 8 a.m. until noon today and Saturday at 1120 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton. RELAY FOR LIFE Century 21 Hecht Realty, 885 N.C. 16 N., Denver, will conduct a yard and bake…

Church Activities

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SERVICES First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), Buffalo Shoals Road, have prayer services at noon today. Easter Sunday services will be 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Breakfast and Sunday school will follow the 7 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome to attend. ST. DOROTHY FISH FRY St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will…

Puppet teaches kids about caring

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Jammin’ Joe was just a sad pile of fur lying on a heap of discarded items when Laura Baxter Munday found him. “I took him in and gave him a new home,” said Munday, who is a reading teacher at North Brook Elementary School. The puppet has since become a…

Bible Bee participants perfect study skills, learn scripture

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Local youth participating in the 2009 Inaugural Bible Bee Competition will have a chance to compete for $260,000 in prize money. “We’re anxious work together with anyone in the community to support these kids who wish to compete in this,” said Jeri Ballard a member of Harvest Church in Lincolnton,…

Building robots teaches PCI students engineering, patience

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Students at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School have learned that it’s not easy to create a robot. “We haven’t got thing right, and that’s the fun part because we get to do it all over again,” said Maggie Randall, a fourth-grade Academically and Intellectually Gifted student at the school. The Lego…

Cyclists to help Hesed House

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Serious and novice bicyclists alike will strap on their helmets and coast through Lincoln County to help the homeless April 25. “It’s a beautiful time of year, and cycling is a great, great all-over exercise for the body that doesn’t stress the joints,” said Lesley Chambless, a member of the…