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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Do you think the outcome of the County Commission election helped, hurt or didn’t matter to east Lincoln?” Elizabeth Dedmon, Denver: “I would say it probably would be a good thing for the county to try and bring the county together.” Kenny Poole, Denver: “I think it helps as long…

Around Town 5/14/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the community building adjacent to Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled…

North Lincoln player learns in first season

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With a height of only 5-foot-2-inches, North Lincoln freshman Johnathan Paulk’s heart may be bigger than he is. “He’s a very determined young man not only on the tennis court but the in the classroom,” Knights head tennis coach, Jay Thompson, said. “Those things are very important to him and…

Celebrating Nursing Home Week

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The residents at Cardinal Care Healthcare and Rehab kicked off National Nursing Home Week with a game of softball Monday. “Oh man, did we have fun,” said Marion Bivens, activity-director assistant. The day also included an ice cream party. “We have these activities all the time,” said Richard Goodson, 84.…

Totally Fit opens up in Denver

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Totally Fit 4 Life, a medical weight loss program, recently opened a new location in Denver. “We teach our clients how to properly lose weight,” said Missy Edwards, marketing director. Totally Fit 4 Life provides appetite suppressants, hormonal therapy, nutritional counseling and lifestyle modifications. “We opened our first location three…

Water line crack floods intersection

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A six-inch hairline crack in an underground water main is responsible for grinding traffic and many businesses to a halt near the county’s busiest intersection for much of the day Tuesday, according to officials. The leak was discovered at approximately 8 a.m. by construction crews widening N.C. 16 a few…

Rock Springs class’ book wins award

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Not only is Rock Springs Elementary School home to several classes of published authors; one of those classes won a national award for its book. First-grade teacher Shanti Ammen used the book, “If I Were President…” as a writing exercise and submitted it to Nationwide Learning, which publishes books written…

Preserve America designations

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Community Connection set at Hill’s Chapel

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If you are trying to figure out what to do Memorial Day weekend, check out the Community Connection. Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host the first annual event May 25. It’s a way for the community to get together and just have fun, said Kristen Edwards, event coordinator. The…

Two men charged in theft from trailers

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Authorities arrested two people in connection with the larceny of 302 cabinets and sinks from two RSI tractor trailers. Manuel Salgado, 43, Maiden, is charged with two felony counts of larceny and one count of possession of stolen goods. Authorities have also charged Bryner Alberto Hernandez-Chavez, 24, Lincolnton, with possession…