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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…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Do you think state Rep. Joe Kiser’s (R-97th) service in the state Legislature was good for eastern Lincoln County? Johanna McCloskey, Denver: “I’ve been here 19 years and never heard the name … but I know what Kiser means. I am German, so I know this.” Gwen Zinn, Denver: “Yes.…

Around Town 1/30/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115. W. Main St. The public hearing will consider a request to…

Wright knows score when it comes to life

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Lindsy Wright learned the hard way not to take basketball for granted. Last year, as a standout volleyball player, Wright tore her patella tendon, forcing her to miss all of basketball season. Although it was no fun at the time, the game she loves being ripped away from her taught…

Natural world interests photographer

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Rick Kaufman’s favorite photographic subjects are the kind that don’t talk back. He loves horses, butterflies and plant life – especially flowers. “Flowers don’t complain, and they’ll stay there all day long,” he said. He’s also a big fan of birds. Last year, a picture of bluebirds earned him first…

Denver Middle School students explore their character traits

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Denver middle school students are learning about character traits in unique ways. Both East Lincoln Middle School and North Lincoln Middle School have put strong emphasis on their character education programs and have created projects to involve students personally. Sixth-graders at East Lincoln Middle School found an original way to…

Traffic check results in 27 arrests by sheriff

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Twenty-seven people were arrested as a result of violations uncovered in a Friday traffic stop. Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a checkpoint at the intersection of Maiden Highway, Bethel Church Road, and Clarks Creek Road, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. “Deputies filed 57…