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Columbine – School killings recalled by witness

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Columbine High School witness Crystal Miller relived the 1999 shootings and shared lessons learned Friday night at Lincoln’s Oak Grove Baptist Church. Her message, which she has shared with many audiences since that tragedy, is that life doesn’t mean anything without Christ. “One needs to be real, be yourself, and…

Hopping season

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A grasshopper celebrates the first week of summer on a flower at Black’s Produce, 618 N. Hwy. 16. Reid Black fills bags with peaches to be sold. Black sells fresh seasonal produce, as well as plants, jams, jellies, pickles and relishes from April to December. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Developing onward – LEDA expanding in East

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The Lincoln Economic Development Association is planning on having a stronger voice in east Lincoln. An advisory committee is being formed to help attract businesses to the Denver area. Barry Matherly, executive director of LEDA, said it was necessary to make this step due to another group on the lake…

Candidates to take stage

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East Lincoln residents will have a chance to ask questions of their candidates for county commissioner at a Republican primary candidates forum Tuesday. The forum will be hosted by the East Lincoln Betterment Association and begins at 7 p.m. Denver resident Doug Mayes, who worked with WBTV in Charlotte, will…

The East on the issues

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Voters in east Lincoln were surveyed on how they would like the Lincoln County commissioners to better their side of the county in the upcoming election. Some of the issues that were mentioned include residents wanting more of a voice in east Lincoln, bettering education and getting a handle on…

Lake Calendar

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DUKE POWER CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will help Duke Power celebrate its 100th anniversary with a Summer Pops concert Thursday, July 1, at the EnergyExplorium. The symphony will perform at 8:15 p.m. preceded by the Duke Energy Community choir at 7 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Food…

Community agencies gather at Sunrise

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Community agencies from the YMCA to Christian Ministries set up shop in the Sunrise Community on Thursday evening. The event was put on by the Sunrise Family Resource Center in an attempt to connect residents with services that already exist in the community. “If they’re in need of something, there’s…

Just Peachy – Farmers boast plentiful peach crop

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Peach lovers rest at ease. This year’s crop promises plentiful and tasty peaches through August, says area farmers. “(The crop) is looking good. It seems like an excellent season so far,” said Harvey Webb, owner of Webb’s Orchard. The season started at the beginning of June and should continue through…

Board waives rules for foreign student

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Due to a strict foreign exchange student policy, one couple had to personally appeal to the Board of Education to clear the way for a student. The Board of Education waived the strict guidelines for Lance and Melissa Koster, who can now host a foreign exchange student. “It’s just that…

Construction with Care

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Austin Sturkie, Will Tuttle, Phyllis Baker and Dan Britten work on a ramp at a home on North Church St. Teens with Carolina Cross Connection have been working in Lincoln County this week. Volunteers attend the Methodist-based camp and spend a portion of their days doing community service for the…