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Y executive faces biggest challenge

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From youth soccer camps in Texas to leading a facility in Lincolnton, Ron Johnston said his life’s work at the YMCA led up to this moment. Now 36, Johnston faces his greatest challenge: acting as point man on the creation of the first YMCA in east Lincoln County history, known…

Question of the Week

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Do you think east Lincoln County needs more public transportation? Cathy Hoard, Denver: “Yes. I haven’t really seen a whole lot of it around here and at N.C. 16 and 73 it’s getting really congested, and it’s always busy.” Anita Winemiller, Lowesville: “Yes, because there’s nothing around here; no bus…

Coming Up

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n Power lunch: Rub elbows with businesses April 17 at Denver Area Business Association’s largest networking luncheon this year. Fill up on food while digesting a Duke Power official’s presentation on local energy and water issues. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Verdict Ridge Country Club in Denver. Tickets…

Sherrill grows into dual role for Knights

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North Lincoln’s Byron Sherrill has quickly become one of many dual threats in head coach Sean Andrews arsenal as a solid pitcher and hitter. “He’s aggressive and goes up swinging. You’ve got to go up there swinging as a batter and as a pitcher he’s aggressive,” Andrews said. Sherrill who’s…

Around Town 4/9/2008

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SENIOR YARD SALE Lincoln County Senior Services will hold a yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center, located between South Academy and Aspen streets. More than 20 seniors will have items to sell. Depending on the weather, the sale may be held indoors. CAREGIVER…

Conference set to empower area women

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There’s an event coming to Denver United Methodist Church that could have a big impact on local women. Armed and Dangerous, Turning Worriers into Warriors: A Women’s Conference for Confident Growth will take place at 9 a.m. April 19 in the church’s new Family Life Center. “Our pastor said he…

Lincoln YMCA hosts Healthy Kids Day

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA hopes to improve the health of local families with a day devoted to safety, nutrition and exercise. Healthy Kids Day will take place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the YMCA’s parking lot. There will 15 vendors, fire trucks, police cars, cheerleaders performing stunts, a…

Isenberg hard at work, on and off trail

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Keith Isenberg, a competitive cyclist, wanted a career that he could be passionate about, on and off the trail. In 2007, Isenberg, his mother Robin, and wife, Tree, opened Blood, Sweat, and Gears, Cycle and Skate Shop in Denver. Blood, Sweat, and Gears, sells a large selection of bicycles, skateboards,…

50th Anniversary

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East Lincoln`s horticulture class motivated

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East Lincoln High School’s horticulture class has come a long way in three years – literally, from the ground up. Shane Norris, East Lincoln’s third-year horticulture teacher, said juniors and seniors have been present from the program’s building of its greenhouse to the plant sale it’s having now. “It’s been…