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Retail, business hub considered

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The developers who built Birkdale Village in Huntersville are eyeing 90 acres for a future retail and business hub near Denver. Executives for Charlotte-based Crosland LLC confirmed Thursday they hope to close on a deal for land in Lincoln and Catawba counties at the intersection of N.C. 150 and the…

Heartfelt grief evident at Westport Marina

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First came the deafening boom and then thick, black smoke rose into the air. Westport Marina owner Lowry Hobbs ran from his sales office two blocks away. His worst fears were soon realized when he saw one of the most horrific scenes in his 59 years. The 80-foot yacht was…

Around Town 6/18/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26. FALL REGISTRATION Students returning to Gaston College may register for fall classes through Thursday. Course listings are available at www.gaston.edu. BOARD MEETING The Board of Directors for Lincoln Charter School…

‘Conservative’ budget brings sacrifices, Wood contends

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While Denver may continue to grow faster than the rest of Lincoln County, budget dollars for non-emergency services could remain relatively static in the years ahead. County Manager George Wood said Lincoln County’s nearly $157 million budget is “conservative.” It is also the first step in a long-term strategy to…

Around Town 6/16/2008

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FALL REGISTRATION Students returning to Gaston College may register for fall classes through Thursday. Course listings are available at www.gaston.edu. BOARD MEETING The Board of Directors for Lincoln Charter School will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 23 at the Denver middle/high school building. FAMILY REUNION The Cline Family…

SECU awards $40,000 in scholarships

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The State Employees’ Credit Union’s membership has presented four $10,000 four-year college scholarships to local students. Scholarships were awarded to the following students: n From East Lincoln High School, Chazlan Danielle Roseboro, who will study at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Roseboro is the daughter of Ronnie and…

High school graduates pay visit to former preschool

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At Kenlin Academy Preschool in Iron Station, director Annie Geerken has a motto: “Quality preschool years produce future stars.” On June 7, the first kids to experience their preschool years at Kenlin Academy reached another milestone: They graduated from high school. “I get chills because they’re all successful, and I’m…

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Burglars primed in vacation time

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School is out and many families are taking summer vacation. Lt. Hal Kluttz of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said it’s important for Lincoln County residents to protect their homes and properties while out of town. In 2007, Lincoln County residents reported more than 600 burglaries and larcenies between June…

Members of the teen board honored for publoic service

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The United Way of Lincoln County honored members of its Teen Board for their hard work and dedication. A banquet was held at Lincoln Country Club, where Matt Rosskamp and Jessica Beasley were recognized for their time spent volunteering at the United Way. After being nominated by someone in the…