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Ribbon cutting

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Auction in April

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Alleged beating over bad grades gets dad arrested

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A southwestern Lincoln County man, accused abusing his son, was arrested Tuesday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators. The 48-year-old suspect is accused of beating his 13-year-old son because of alleged bad grades in school, Sheriff’s Detective Steve Grinnell reported. The suspect was taken into custody after authorities followed up a…

Church, school team up to share food

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As they are for many others, times are tough for Misty Sletcher. In September, the mother of two kids lost her job at Denver dog boarding and grooming business, a casualty of the tough economy. While the bills still pile up, there is at least one bright spot. She knows…

Next generation in a family’s military tradition

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Before, it was father to son. Now it’s soldier to soldier. That’s how Denver resident and soon-to-be Lt. Col. in the North Carolina National Guard, Joe DiPento, describes his redefined relationship with stepson Eddie Guzman, after swearing in the 19-year-old last Saturday in Ft. Jackson, S.C. Guzman, a freshman at…

What if Carolina Ridge is a lost cause?

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As the future of the largest subdivision ever proposed locally looks increasingly doubtful, a wide swath of the east Lincoln County community is watching what happens next for Carolina Ridge. From school and fire officials, to business owners and residents, many said they would feel some ripple effects if national…

Therapist’s clinic begins operating in Denver

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After opening her counseling center in eastern Lincoln County, Annie Fongheiser said she is happy with the response she has gotten from the community. “Denver is a really nice area. Everyone has been friendly and very welcoming,” she said. “I really want to get to know Lincoln County and uncover…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Wexford locks of love event The Wexford House is holding a hair cut and donation event, Locks of Love, from 8 a.m. until noon Friday at their facility, 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver. Hair must be clean and the minimum length must be 10 inches long. Call (704)…

100th anniversary

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Soil and Water essay winners honored

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The Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors an annual essay contest among sixth-grade students. Writing on the theme “Soil & Water —Yours for Life,” this year’s winners were recently honored by the Lincolnton Rotary club. In first place was Mikayla McDowell, who is in Stacy Pruitt’s class at…