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Salon’s name says it all

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Lots of people dream of owning their own businesses, yet few of them have the courage to take that leap of faith. Valerie Canipe and Sherry Dills are among the few. The owners of Trends Unleashed Hair Studio, 524 E. Water St., Canipe and Dills both worked for other salons…

Something very big coming to Farmers Market

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The “Big Cart” is coming to the Lincoln County Farmers Market at Denver this Saturday. This is no ordinary cart! It’s 13 feet tall, 15 feet long and has a Chevrolet 396 V-8 engine. The cart is used by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to promote…

Family honors its ancestor

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The descendants of Nathaniel Mitchum, who died in 1838, gathered around a new headstone Saturday to honor his life. More than 50 people attended the unveiling of the new headstone at the Macedonia United Methodist Church’s graveyard in Vale. Ages ranged from 9 months to 88 years old. “I’m very…

Brian Jackson feels privileged bring music to those touched by the Gospel

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There’s something different happening at Boger City Methodist Church. It’s a contemporary worship service that presents a traditional Christian message in a distinctively modern package, with contemporary music and a more relaxed atmosphere. Brian Jackson has only been the contemporary praise leader since February, but he’s been preparing for the…

Scholarship recipient

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Purchase poppies to remember veterans

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Receiving poppies from Libby Reel, president of the David Milo Wright American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 0030 are (top photo) Chief Deputy Barry Taylor of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, (middle photo) Amy Grant and Jeff Thomas of Community Cafй and (above photo) Terry Saine of Saine’s Ace Hardware. Other…

New lake patrol officer ready to ride the waves

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Lake Norman boaters may have noticed a new officer patrolling the Lincoln County waters. Jason Hutchinson took over Jeff Warlick’s lake patrol position six weeks ago after Warlick was promoted to lieutenant. “I just decided I wanted something different,” said Hutchinson, who had worked for the Lincolnton Police Department since…

Shooters Bar & Grill ready to answer growing need

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As hammers banged away at the rear of the building, Angela Owen spoke. “Our goal is to have a place in Denver that people will feel good to bring their family,” said Angela Owen. She was speaking of Shooters Bar & Grill, 3608 N.C. 16 North in the Rock Springs…

DABA guest speaker: ‘Growth is a good thing’

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Members of the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) met Thursday at Sagebrush Steakhouse in Denver. The guest speaker was Mike Holder, divisional engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT). Holder makes decisions on transportation matters for the six county division that includes Lincoln County. He spoke to the…

Talks move away from consolidation to cooperation

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On Tuesday, May 15, members of the East Lincoln Area Chamber (ELAC), a branch of the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, met to continue discussion of a proposed consolidation of the county and city sewer and water systems. According to chairwoman Kimberly Poe, the discussion had moved away from consolidation…