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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

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East Lincoln County residents and business owners are speaking out on possible laws that could dramatically shrink signs allowed along N.C. 16 — including those already in existence. While many agree sign clutter and appearance on east Lincoln County’s main corridor is a simmering issue, some are concerned the changes…

Church, businesses set up race for Denver runners

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With each organized run, there is moment right before the start that is electrifying, according to Denver resident Deirdre West. “There is just this excitement to be in a pack of people and that energy is all around you,” West said. “You may not know a soul but you feel…

Notable music steps up tempo with bigger space

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After moving to a new location, Stewart and Buffy Macsherry, owners of Notable Music, said the new site gives them the opportunity to expand their business. When they first opened in 2006, the Macsherrys never thought they would see the need to expand. “We liked where we were …,” Buffy…

Community Calendar

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Denver-area Democrats Denver, Denver West, Triangle and Triangle East will meet 7 p.m. this evening at the East Lincoln Community Center. All registered Democrats are welcome and encouraged to attend this precinct meeting. Waterfront homeowners meetings Two Denver residents are organizing a meeting for residents to weigh in on the…

Generous student puts prize money into school

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Trent Holland didn’t think he could win the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual essay contest, but he knew from the start what he’d do with the prize money if he did. Trent, a sixth-grade student at North Lincoln Middle School, won second place in the contest and…

Around Town 2/23/2009

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DIABETES Dining in Denver with Diabetes, a workshop on keeping track of diabetes, will take place 6 p.m. this evening at Carolinas Medical Center East Lincoln Surgery Center, located at 1585 Forney Creek Parkway in Denver. MEETING CANCELED The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting from Feb. 16, which was…

School Activities

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ART CLASSES After school art classes will be held 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays and 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Lincoln Charter School in Denver. Call Nina Cartee at (980) 722-4088 or e-mail nina.cartee@carolina.rr.com. MAKEUP DAY East Lincoln Middle School was closed on Jan. 15 due to a breach…

Around Town 2/20/2009

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CONSIGNMENT SALE The La Leche League of Lincolnton will hold their third annual Kids and Teens Consignment Sale from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 1224 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton. Everything will be half price in the last 30 minutes of the sale. All proceeds will go toward…

Church Briefs

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PEARL BAPTIST BBQ Pearl Baptist Church will hold its annual Brotherhood Barbecue 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the church, located at 4657 East N.C. 27 in Iron Station. There will be chicken and pork for $7 per plate. Deliveries will be made for 10 plates or…