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Rockin` at the Ridge — Golf club worker, dance teacher has `the shag` in the bag

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Patty McIlroy dances across the floor with ease. Her body moves with the music and her partner follows along in perfect rhythm. It’s called shagging, the dance craze which began in the ‘40s and ‘50s in Myrtle Beach. And for McIlroy, it’s old hat to her. When she was a…

Basking in the joy — Gift basket maker finds holiday niche

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There are only 10 shopping days left before Christmas and everyone is hunting for the perfect gift. Cheryl Deskus at Gifts to Go in Denver said as Christmas gets closer, the orders keep coming in. Deskus creates gift baskets that are perfect for a Christmas present and can contain almost…

Fancy new gadget

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Denver Fire Department Chief Jay Flynn hooks up the exhaust removal system to one of the fire trucks. The exhaust removal system removes diesel from the station to create a cleaner environment. The fire department was able to get this device through a grant of federal emergency management money that…

Lake Calendar

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CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP The Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at Westport Baptist Church on Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Judy Smith from Tri-City Baptist Church, Hickory. The singer will be Heather Gordon of Denver. The donation is $6. To make a reservation, call 877-629-6244 or for…

December Dash

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It was cool and a little wet but a large group of runners showed up Saturday morning for the 2nd Annual Abernethy Automotive December Dash. The race featured a 5K run/walk, which begin at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. All proceeds from the event go to Hospice of Lincoln…

Scavenger Hunters

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Students at Lincoln County School of Technology prepare for a scavenger hunt designed to help gather Christmas items for the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. From left are Danielle Whitlow, Dynasty Clark, Allison Wallace, Sarah Peeler and Reid Ketner. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Flower Power — Business is a beautiful arrangement

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Ever since she was a little girl, Ronda Lenex has been decorating. She used to decorate at Christmas and loved how it would transform the whole house. Using everything from silks to fabric to wallpaper, Lenex creates floral arrangements, a talent she has been using for 20 years. She used…

Grand Opening

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County Commissioner James “Buddy” Funderburk cuts the ribbon with employees of Lackey and Whitley Realty Group, 2377 East Hwy. 150 and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the Grand Opening in Lincolnton. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Students` posters promote peace

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On display at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton are the 20 “most-outstanding” entries from Lincoln County in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This Year’s theme was “Give Peace a Chance.” Hannah Bunzey, a student at the Denver campus of Lincoln Charter School, received first place for her…

Local author combines scripture and science

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Like many people, Brooks Agnew finds looking up at the stars a spiritual experience. A co-author of the book “The Ark of Millions of Years: New Discoveries and Light on the Creation,” Agnew believes he can tie creationism and evolutionism into one theory using physics and astronomy. “Science does not…