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Denver Christian Academy mulls expansion, looks to future

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer It’s been open to students for barely a month, but Denver Christian Academy is already looking toward expansion. Informational meetings at the school begin Tuesday at 6 p.m. for parents interested in enrolling their children in K-5 programs. If enough sign up, the school could be…

Carter-Fish debuts as director for Lincoln Theatre Guild

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Production of ‘Clue: The Musical’ begins on Oct. 2 PHIL PERRY Staff Writer While Fort Edward, New York native Ron Carter-Fish has an extensive resume with credits on the stage and as a director, his Lincoln County debut will take place on Oct. 2 when the Lincoln Theatre Guild opens…

Senior Center promotes ‘healing tree’ for Alzheimer’s awareness

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 700,000 people in the U.S. over the age of 65 will die with Alzheimer’s Disease. It stands as the only disease in the country among the top 10 causes of death that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. In…

Hovercraft project engages students with science

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer The fifth grade teachers at Iron Station Elementary School took a break on Thursday, allowing their students to take care of the tasks at hand. Armed with limited direction, three classes occupied the school’s cafeteria with a mission to complete. By the end of the day,…

Extreme sports park gets mixed response at community meeting

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer In preparation for Tuesday night’s community meeting, Brittan Schnell set out 50 chairs in the hopes that it would easily be enough to accommodate the anticipated audience. Little did the former NASCAR team owner know that the seats would fill quickly and close to 100 would…

‘Food Backpack Mission’ feeds hungry children

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 15.3 million children under the age of 18 in the U.S. are living in homes where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. Locally, an effort to buck the national trend…

Request to rezone Denver business falls short, 3-2

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Residents of Denver’s Forest Oaks neighborhood finally found some county support, but their quest to rezone a nearby business ultimately fell one vote short at a Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday. The residents sought to rezone Universal Rubber Products from light industrial to general business…

Officials: Lincolnton remains committed to airport

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer After 20 years in a negotiated agreement with Lincoln County, Lincolnton remains committed to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport. “No official action has been taken regarding the airport,” city manager Jeff Emory said. “It is my understanding that the city plans to continue this association.” After…

Assistant fire chief resigns amid SBI inquiry

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The assistant chief of the Lincolnton Fire Department resigned on Friday amid a state investigation into missing funds at the local chapter of the North Carolina Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund. Bill Fortenberry served as treasurer for the Burned Children Fund, in addition to his firefighting duties…

Apple Festival thrives for another year

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