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Crime cases crunch time for detectives

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Based out of a cramped office near Lake Norman, two Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are methodically fighting an uphill battle against crime in the eastern part of the county. Piles of paperwork and an increasing caseload spurred mostly by growth come across the neatly kept desks of detectives Darrell Hutchens,…

Coming Up

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n PGA meets NFL: The Verdict is in: The charity golf classic at Verdict Ridge Country Club June 21 and 22 should be a hit to help kids. Whether you pay $25 to sit in the gallery and see former football stars perfect their swings or $2,500 to tee off…

Question of the Week

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Should residents covered by the East Lincoln and Denver fire departments pay equal fire tax rates in next year’s fiscal budget? Mitzi Armstrong, Huntersville: “I think they should be equal because they are close to the same district. I used to live in the East Lincoln County fire district.” Don…

Around Town 6/11/2008

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FAMILY REUNION The 55th reunion of the L.W. “Lightfoot” Williams and Rebecca Bragge Hoyle family will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall in Cherryville. A business meeting will follow the picnic lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. LHS 45TH…

SHORELINE – SPORTS
Denver native working at Golf Channel

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This summer has already been rewarding and busy for Denver native John Higgins. The rising Lipscomb University junior has arrived in Orlando, Fla., to begin a two-month internship with the Golf Channel. Higgins plays on the Nashville, Tenn., school’s NCAA Division I golf team and is a communications major. “I…

Onin Staffing opens

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SHORLINE – BUSINESS
Management changes at fitness studio

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Denver’s only upscale fitness and aerobics studio is under new management. Jeff and Valarie Pettit of Florida recently bought Fit Dimension and soon will move to North Carolina, manager Frank Terzino said. “We have served the Denver community for 15 years and have a lot of great program ideas and…

Games holds grand opening

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SHORELINE – EDUCATION
Lincoln Charter students reach fitness goals

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With the Summer Olympics coming up and the Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge issued in March, Lincoln Charter School elementary students are wasting no time getting in shape. In fact, instead of the traditional Field Day to wrap up the school year, Denver campus physical education teacher Marta Shore organized the…

Debutantes ready for Saturday ball

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A total of 37 young women will participate in the Junior Charity League of Shelby’s 62nd Annual Debutante Ball Saturday at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs. The event benefits Cleveland County’s Clothing Room, which has given 900 children coats and clothing in the past school year, and Kids on the…