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Denver mother is a world class athlete

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Jennifer Thompson, 34, is your typical working mother. She rises at dawn, readies her kids and heads to work as a part-time teacher. At noon then back for naptime, using the time to sneak in a workout. But instead popping in a videotape, the Denver resident and mother of two…

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New barber shop in Denver

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Shane’s Barber Shop held a grand opening in the Rock Springs Shopping Center when he opened in Denver. Shane Alexander who is from the area is living his dream operating his own traditional barber shop. Shane’s Barber Shop is open Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays…

50th anniversary

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Bob and Leslie Costner of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 4. The couple were married Aug. 4, 1957 at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church. An anniversary celebration took place Aug. 4 at the Rhyne Height’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Their children are Leslie Ann Davis of Mt.…

Simmons twins share birthday, but a very different life

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When Tim and Mecca Simmons found out they were going to be parents, it was a big surprise. When they learned they were having twins, Tim almost fainted. But it was the news that one baby would be born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate that let the couple…

Camp prepares for school

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Getting ready for school has never been so much fun for nine Lincoln County students. The children participated in the second annual Optima Therapies camp at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School, sponsored by the Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln agency and the school district. “We want these kids to enjoy themselves but…

Around Town 8/13/2007

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OPEN HOUSE There will be an open house Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for First Baptist Children’s Ministry, 201 Robin Road. For more information, call (704) 735-9572. OPEN MORE The East Lincoln Community Center will expand its hours to include Saturdays beginning on Sept. 1. Walking will be available from 8:30…

Chrissy Wallace continues tradition

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Proving the nayesaying boys wrong motivates 19-year old Chrissy Wallace as she creates a place for women in the driver’s seat. Wallace, who comes from a racing family, is the first female to win at several tracks. She is the first female to have won at the Hickory track in…

Pacesetters strive for the cup

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The 10 organizations stepping up to the plate for this year’s United Way pacesetter campaign have something to strive for. During its kickoff breakfast Wednesday at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, the non-profit unveiled its pacesetter cup, a trophy that will be bestowed upon the winning pacesetter. “We thought it would be…

Deputies recover stolen ring, jewelry

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Lincoln County deputies recovered a stolen Super Bowl Ring of a former Carolina Panther during an undercover operation. Deputies worked with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and charged Matthew John Dibruno, Iron Station with possessing stolen property. Officer purchased the ring in undercover sting. The Super Bowl ring belonged to former Carolina…