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Stretch of Hwy. 16 will be in four lanes

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The N.C. Board of Transportation awarded a construction contract to build 10.83 miles of N.C. 16 as a four-lane divided highway. The $40 million contract was awarded to McAnnich Corporation of West Des Moines, Iowa. The location runs from N.C. 73 in Lincoln County to Tower Road at existing N.C.…

Survivors` hope grows on tree

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Denise Sigmon stands in front of the tree of hope at People’s Bank on N.C. 16. This year she will hang four ornaments in honor and in memory of people affected by cancer in her life. Bob Sigmon, her brother-in-law is a kidney cancer survivor and Judy Gibson, her sister-in-law…

Playing Dale Jr.

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Zach Stroupe of Iron Station, appearing as a stunt driver in the upcoming movie on ESPN, “3,” rehearses at Concord Motor Speedway with actor Barry Pepper, who plays Dale Earnhardt in the movie. Contributed Photo Big dreams, small screen NASCAR fans are eagerly awaiting one of the biggest events in…

Lake Calendar

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DENVER FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Denver Fire Department Board of Directors will be held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Denver fire station located at 3956 Hwy 16 north in Denver (Beside Denver Methodist Church). All residents and…

Leonard to appear on TV broadcast

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Lincolnton’s Joe Leonard will be highlighted during a newscast on WSOC-TV Tuesday for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Leonard was at Fort DeRussy, 10-12 miles from Pearl Harbor, when Japanese fighters made their attack Dec. 7, 1941. The morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Leonard saw smoke from burning ships…

Moose Lodge Christmas Party

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Destinee Doughton receives a gift from Santa Sunday during the Lincoln Moose Lodge’s 4th Annual Christmas Party for A Place to Grow, a, a non-profit developmental day school that offers integrated special needs. Approximately 70 bikers from the Christian Ministry Motorcycle Association also helped entertain the children. Ryan’s Steakhouse donated…

County Health Department schedules flu clinics

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The Lincoln County Health Department has set up flu clinics for the Denver and Vale areas. Another portion of the flu vaccine has been made available for adults who fall within CDC guidelines and will be administered over the next two weeks. The upcoming clinics will be held as follows:…

LMC to start Caring Clown program

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Lincoln Medical Center will be stepping into the center ring when it implements a special Caring Clown program that is designed to aid patients in recovery through humor. The program, which received hospital approval in August 2004, is designed to draw the patient into a world of amusement to ease…

Sole provider—Bakery opens doors and heart to Lincolnton

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Getting up at 4 a.m. to start baking is not a chore for DeAnn Parsons. Smells of baking cookies, muffins and dough fill the air of the Lincolnton bakery. She makes everything from scratch every morning in order to offer fresh items for her customers. Northgate Bakery, located across from…

Symphony makes stop in town

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The North Carolina Symphony comes to town on Dec. 9 bringing with it classical music and holiday favorites. The audience even gets a chance to join in on the music. “You sing, and you’re in a crowd that’s celebrating,” said Adair Cantwell, co-president of the Lincoln County chapter of the…