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Winners announced in 2007 Miss Denver pageant

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Fifty-five contestants, ranging in age from 4 to 24, competed in the Miss Denver Scholarship Pageant at North Lincoln High School Saturday, Oct. 20. A winner was chosen in each of the five divisions, including Little Miss Denver, Junior Miss Denver, Young Miss Denver, Teen Miss Denver and Miss Denver.…

Nurse picked in top 100 in N.C.

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iane Byrum always knew what she wanted to do with her life. It just took her a while to realize she could. “I think I’d always wanted to be a nurse, but I didn’t think I was smart enough,” said the Denver resident who works at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.…

Around Town 11/7/2007

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CHURCH SALE Bess Chapel United Methodist Church will have a boutique and Christmas sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at its location on Flay Road. Newly stocked name brand clothing, household items, and jewelry will be available for purchase. UFO…

Ministry kicks off Christmas Fund

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Organizers of the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County Christmas Fund spend the holiday season worrying about meeting the needs of the community. “We do a lot of praying this time of year, and we do a lot of working on faith,” said Susan Brymer, executive director. For six weeks, organizers…

Honoring organ donors

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Chrissie Redding (above), mother of organ donor Sadie Redding, places flowers beside her daughter’s stone in the Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln’s memorial garden. The garden, which is next to the hospital’s chapel, received seven new stones (below) during a service Tuesday afternoon. They are in honor of organ donors Redding, Dylan…

W. Lincoln director says band has best year in decade

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The West Lincoln Rebel Band recently completed its most successful marching season in at least a decade, Director Jack Horner says. In a season of six competitions, West Lincoln never finished lower than second place in its class. “We have worked extremely hard … toward our goal of becoming a…

Churches to rotate as homeless shelters

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With winter knocking, plans to shelter a seemingly growing homeless population by Dec. 1 are taking shape. A grassroots group dedicated to helping fight homelessness settled on a strategy to temporarily shelter homeless men, women and children at Lincolnton churches on a rotating basis every seven days. Under a revised…

Lincoln County Schools name interim assistant superintendent

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Lincoln County Schools announced Friday that Ed Hatley, a former employee, will serve as interim assistant superintendent of human resources until Dr. Marguerita DeSander undertakes the fulltime position Jan. 2. The Board of Education approved superintendent Dr. David Martin’s recommendation to hire DeSander at a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24. The…

Kemp about to go digital with distribution deal

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Jennifer E. Kemp may have gotten her start in Lincolnton, but she’s about to be worldwide. Kemp, a singer who lives in Raleigh but grew up in Lincolnton, recently signed a digital distribution deal with Sony/BMG and L.G.N. Entertainment, a subsidiary of Ise Blu, a new company whose CEO is…

Atmosphere of family always brings them back

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Paula Forbes (above), who owns Chuckwagon Grill along with mother Faye Childers (below), works the grill at the restaurant, located on N.C. 27 East in Lincolnton. Faye bought the Chuckwagon Grill 10 years ago. She makes the restaurant’s specials and has a number of loyal customers who come to enjoy…