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Stoplight set up at key Denver intersection

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Installation of a new stoplight at the intersection of St. James Church Road and N.C. 16 is nearing completion. The N.C. Department of Transportation is finishing up with signal placement and will start building a turn lane when weather conditions improve, said Jackie McSwain, district engineer for DOT. “The signal…

Fundraiser benefits young cancer patient

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The grandmother of an 8-year-old with cancer is using discounts at her business to drum up cash for medical bills. Robbie Caskey, a second-grade student at Maiden Elementary School, was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in October. His parents have insurance, but the cost of chemotherapy and radiation is…

Around Town 3/10/2010

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FOOD DRIVE Curves in Denver will be collecting non-perishable food items for the East Lincoln Christian Ministry food pantry during the month of March. For more information, call Camie Stroupe at (704) 483-1301. MISSIONARIES SPEAK Steve and Nellene Carter of Mission Service Core Missionaries will speak on their upcoming mission…

RAD workshop

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Playing the bad guy often results in a real good time

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There is one time it’s OK to be mean, and that’s on the stage. (Well, OK, it’s also okay to be mean to bigots and Nazis and people who are trying to steal babies…or your parking space… OK, there are actually a lot of reasonable reasons to be mean, but…

Charter school prepares for its major fundraising event

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The Lincoln Charter School’s Lincolnton campus will be conducting its biggest fundraiser of the year on March 19. “We kind of let loose and have a good time while we’re eating dinner,” said Judy Smith, principal. “It’s pretty much a family affair with our entire school campus.” The school will…

Planning Board votes 5-3 to back NC 16 plan

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The Lincoln County Planning Board took a vote on the proposed N.C. 16 Corridor Vision Plan that affects Eastern Lincoln County. Last Monday, board members voted 5-3 to recommend that the county’s Board of Commissioners receive the plan. The vote also included commending the plan’s Steering Committee for their efforts…

McGee, Pope Engagement

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Rachael Nicole McGee and Joshua Garland Pope announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Rachael is the daughter of Mrs. Lisa Barker and Mr. Ashley McGee of Tuscaloosa, Ala. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Speech Pathology. She also received a Masters Degree…

Keziah, Gilbert Engagement

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Megan Danielle Keziah and Terry Edward Gilbert II announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Megan is the daughter of Mike and Martha Keziah of Lincolnton. She graduated from West Lincoln High School in 2007 and currently attends Western Carolina University pursuing a degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education. TJ is the son…

Smith, Huss Engagement

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Kesha Elizabeth Rae Smith and Trent Alan Huss announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kesha is the daughter of Ray and Debbie Smith of Lincolnton. She graduated in 2006 from Smith New Life Academy and is employed at H&R Block of Lincolnton. Trent is the son of Randy and Robin…