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SCHOOLS Board meeting Lincoln County school board members meet for a public board meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the central office. For more information, call (704) 736-1860. Optional teacher workday Lincoln County schools will hold an optional teacher work day Feb. 18. For more information, call (704) 736-1860. SPORTS,…

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n Budget workshops: The Denver Fire Department will hold two budget workshops open to the public. The workshops are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 and Monday, Feb. 11 at the Headquarters Station, 3956 N.C. 16 N. Kiandra Long of the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs is…

ShoreLine: County notifies developers buildings are in violation

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Developers who built the new Lowe’s shopping center in Stanley face a Feb. 8 deadline to agree to tweak how adjacent shops look or face the prospect of having permits revoked. “We’ve notified them they are in violation,” said Lincoln County Zoning Administrator Randy Hawkins, who issued letters in November…

ELPAC aims to be force in elections

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Credited with helping push a political sea change in 2006, East Lincoln Political Action Committee’s small but influential membership is again hoping to be a force in this year’s countywide elections. The largest and most active independent political group in the Lincoln County, the PAC raises funds, advertises and backs…

ShoreLine: Design firm grows after meager start

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Husband and wife Ray and Julia Campbell have always shared a love for design. He designs the buildings, she decorates them. In 1998, Ray began his business, Campbell Design, a company specializing in commercial architecture and interior designs, with one client. “We moved our business from Conover to Denver because…

Students learn about Holocaust, and recycling

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Students at Catawba Springs Elementary are using a recycling project to learn about and prevent genocide. Unrelated topics? Not for the fifth-graders in Kristin Ressler and Amanda Vander Haar’s classes. When they discussed the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust in social studies, the students were horrified, and…

ShoreLine: DABA president seeks more exposure

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Increasing the exposure of eastern Lincoln County businesses will be the focus of Denver Area Business Association’s new president. Marta Carlson was elected the group’s new president in December for a term of one year. “The biggest thing about DABA is it is the only group out here that exclusively…

Shriners give to hospital

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Battle of Cowan’s Ford remembered

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Kenneth Patterson (foreground) of the Nathaniel Green Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, pays his respects at the gravesite of Patriot Gen. William Lee Davidson, who was killed at the Battle of Cowan’s Ford Feb. 1, 1781. The battle was remembered Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church where Davidson is…

Betty G. Ross Park offers year-round walking program

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There’s something new at Betty G. Ross Park, and it’s all about helping folks get healthy. “Let’s Get Moving Lincolnton,” a walking program in the W.M. Lentz Gym, started last November. “We used to do a walking program in the Block Smith Gym,” said Nathan Eurey, recreation program coordinator for…