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Tourists visit historic Lincoln

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A steady stream of tour groups regularly visit Lincoln County to soak in its historic sites. “We have a lot of varied history, a lot of history the locals take for granted,” said Bill Beam, president of the Lincoln County Historical Association. Beam says tour groups come through Lincoln County…

Lincoln woman tackles law school, legislature

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There’s no debate that Lincolnton-native Carrie McLean grew up to become one of the first female attorneys in the state of North Carolina. Some say, however, that McLean has the honor of being the very first. “Saying ‘the first,’ I’m not sure,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County Historical coordinator. “She…

Seminar helps participants heal

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Many people who go through a divorce aren’t prepared to handle the pain that comes with it. “Some people don’t even realize what’s going on with them,” said Melinda Houser, a family and consumer sciences extension agent. DivorceCare, an eight-week support group put on by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension,…

50th anniversary

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First of its kind

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Caldwell named scholar

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Denver resident Hunter S. Caldwell was recently selected as a Pop Warner Mid-South region first-team scholar. He will be honored at the Pop Warner Mid-South regional scholar banquet on April 1 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. Caldwell is also competing nationally for All-American Scholar Honor. If Hunter is…

Denver, Lincolnton people `jailed` for a good cause

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Lincoln County residents, including Sheriff Tim Daugherty and Chamber of Commerce Chairman Jack Funk, were taken to jail Thursday morning. The incarceration was not for criminal actions, but for a good cause–Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “lock-up” held at the Comfort Inn at East Main Street. “Inmates” were given a telephone and…

Out & About

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Several events are planned to raise money for the upcoming 2007 East Lincoln Relay for Life. On Saturday, March 17, there will be a Krispy Kreme donut sale at stores throughout the Denver area. Friday March 23, meantime, Webbs Chapel Church is holding a fish fry. Wednesday, March 28 will…

Around Town 3/7/2007

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BLOOD DRIVES West Lincoln High School, 260 Shoal Road will be hosting a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. today. North Lincoln High School, 2373 Lee Lawing Road will hold a blood drive 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Friday at the school. BENEFIT A benefit for Sharon Crocker,…

Concert Association announces 2007-2008 performance line up

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The Lincoln County Concert Association has announced its 2007-08 season, which includes a pianist, a guitarist, a Prairie Home Companion band and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. “As always, variety is what we’re offering,” said Rick Ramseur, president of the association. “All four acts are very different, very diverse.” The Concert…