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Heafner/Williams competition will eliminate 12 to get to one

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Over the course of two days, 13 vocalists will compete to become the next Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition winner. In the end, there can be only one. Semi-finals will take place 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Finals will take place 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and…

Correctional Center graduates 18

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The Lincoln Correctional Center recently graduated 18 inmates from a job training program. The Apprenticeship Program for the Journeyman Certification provides the opportunity for people to learn a professional trade while they are incarcerated, said Scott Carpenter, apprentice program supervisor for the Lincoln Correctional Center. Inmates can learn several trades…

Enforcers stem sign proliference

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Lincoln County code enforcers Cindy Lovelace and Barbara Carpenter scan signs clustered at a corner of N.C. 16 in Denver. They decide quickly what stays and what goes. Real estate advertisements too close to the main road are snatched out of the ground. A faded “lost dog” notice taped on…

Board upholds Verizon order

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The Lincoln County Board of Adjustment voted unanimously Monday to uphold the county zoning administrator’s decision requiring Verizon to make revisions to its Catawba Springs Promenade building. The decision calls for Verizon to change the front and sides of its store to be more than 50 percent brick. Rampart L.L.C.…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Mel Campbell, Westport: “I’ve only been a resident for more than a year now. I think they are good for security, but they are probably not needed.” Juanita Hoke, Denver: “It just depends on what the people who live there want. It doesn’t really fit in because Lincoln County is…

Denver church starts service for children

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There’s something new at Denver United Methodist Church, and it’s all about the kids. “We have children’s worship every Sunday morning at 10:30,” Kristi Johnsen, director of children’s ministries and wife of Rev. Jeff Johnsen said of Denver UMC’s G-Force. G-Force, or God’s Force, is a play on “the force”…

400 expected to bicycle for Sally’s Y fund

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When Keith Isenberg heard that Sally’s Y was close to its fundraising finish line, the 31-year-old co-owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, knew he wanted to help. Though he couldn’t afford the estimated $1 million check needed to close the final gap for the…

Sixth-graders learn about pi calculations

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Students meet the number “pi,” a mathematical constant symbolized by “р” to calculate the geometry of circles. They quickly relate the circular nature of pi’s homophone, a pie, to the number. Sixth-graders at East Lincoln Middle School had the privilege of learning about pi by measuring pies on the day…

Around Town 3/26/2008

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INDOOR YARD SALE Outreach Ministries will sponsor an indoor yard sale from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Messiah United Methodist Church, N.C. 27 West. Baked goods will be available. SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-09 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday.…

Interest revs up as racing looms

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Cars, drivers, fans, friends and families gathered at Triangle Plaza on N.C. 16 Saturday as interest revs up before the first event of the season at the East Lincoln Motor Speedway in Denver. Opening Day at the speedway is April 5th. (Above) Brett Myers, 12, finished in first place last…