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SHORELINE RELIGION—Hill’s Chapel kids ride in July 4th parade

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On the Fourth of July, the children of Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located on N.C. 16 in Stanley, got a chance to strut their patriotic stuff in a very special parade. “It’s the first time,” church youth leader and parade organizer Kristen Edwards said of the event. For Edwards,…

R Fashion Grand Opening

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SHORELINE SPORTS—Dirt bike racer makes events a family affair

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When people think of dirt bike racing, the first name that comes to mind is Travis Pastrana, but one Denver man is enjoying the ride for as long as he can. John Giles has been racing for 19 years through the North Carolina Hare Scrambles Association. He recently finished second…

Local dancers earn national titles

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Alternative Steps Dance Studio in Lincolnton brought home national titles after competing this weekend at the Dance Machine National Performing Arts Championship. The four-day competition was held in Wilkesboro. Students won 16 national awards and four overall awards, including third place overall for a clogging routine, “Girlfriend,” second place overall…

SHORELINE CALENDAR

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CLUBS, GROUPS Meeting on future of N.C. 16 Lincoln County planners will hold a community input meeting on the future plans for business N.C. 16 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. July 17 at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation will host…

Break-ins prompt warning

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Sheriff’s officials are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuable items after a rash of break-ins this weekend in the Cowans Ford area. From electronics and computers to clothing, suspects took a wide variety of items from at least five vehicles parked on Turnberry Lane and Club Drive…

Third-graders learn about Junior Achievement

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During the 2007-08 school year, volunteers from the community taught all third-grade classes in Lincoln County about business. Volunteers worked through the Junior Achievement program, teaching children seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and character, financial literacy and career development. Lincoln County volunteers also taught students about…

Approval expected soon for $22 million plan for sewer plant

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With a new $22 million sewer plant on the brink of approval by the state, county officials said they are already looking toward the growth in east Lincoln County and how to learn from mistakes of the past. After nearly three years of review by state officials, the new plant…

Developers: Wait almost over

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Ornate houses line the same golf course as undeveloped lots on rolling hills near Denver. The partly built upscale subdivision is called Verdict Ridge. For its developer, Eddie Knox, the lots without homes equal money he is spending every day. “I’m ready to put in my roads and the plans…