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Denver opposition group formed to fight Wal-Mart

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NO to Wal-Mart! Cheryl Deskus, a Denver resident, has formed a group called “Denver First,” which consists of people who are opposed to the Super Wal-Mart that has plans to come to the NC 16/73 intersection. “I am very surprised at the amount of people that I have talked to…

Storm-water runoff threat to water quality

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Few people realize that something as seemingly innocuous as a parking lot can pollute a stream and permanently alter stream habitat for fish, mussels, and other aquatic life. Storm-water runoff is the precipitation that flows over impervious surfaces, like parking lots and roofs, then down a storm drain and into…

Red Hatters make splash with fun birthday bash

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STANLEY – A sea of red and pink hats flooded the house of Raye Watson-Smyth Saturday afternoon. Ready to make a dive in Watson-Smyth’s swimming pool, the “Red Hatters of Forest Ridge” joined together to celebrate their “Birthday Bash One Year Anniversary.” “It’s hard to believe we have been together…

Temperatures steaming at Monday’s marine commission meeting

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CORNELIUS – Angry residents of Lake Norman came to talk to the Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) Monday night about personal watercrafts. “This is a repetitive problem that we see all the time,” said Bob Elliott, executive director of the commission. “Jet skis don’t follow the rules and everyone is…

Around Town 7/11/2005

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REVIVAL Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1774 Buffalo Shoals Road, will hold revival Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Pastor Robert Wensil. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. For more information call (704) 732-1656. REC MEETING The Lincoln County Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Lentz Recreation…

Can it get any better than this?

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Saturday was Family Fun Day at Lincolnton Church of God, with plenty of food and activities for young and old. (Above) Jason Hill (left) and Josh Craig enjoy some ice cream. (below) Josh Howard hurled a horseshoe during a match. Did he make a ringer? Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Going out with a bang

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Little support thus far getting Jesus DVD into homes by Christmas

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If all goes right, every household in Lincoln County will receive a Christmas gift this December. Bob Wise, pastor of Creek Side Community Church in Gaston County, hopes it will be a gift that changes lives. The gift Wise hopes to present is the DVD of the movie, “Jesus.” “As…

Groundbreaking

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Around Town 7/8/2005

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BLOODMOBILES The American Red Cross will have bloodmobiles at Saith Baptist Church on Old Plank Road from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Monday and Gainsville Baptist Church on N.C. 182 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. CAR SHOW FUND-RAISER The Tach Twisters Club will hold a car show at Macedonia Baptist…