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Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 N.C. 16 S., Lowesville, will sponsor a Kidz Klub event 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Parents may drop off their children and no reservations are required. The topic for the night is “The Gift of Giving.” Dinner, crafts and games will be…

Lincolnton Christmas tree a giant undertaking

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Kenneth Herndon planted a small cedar tree in his yard at the age of 7. Now, 60 years later, he’s donating the tree to the City of Lincolnton in honor of Barack Obama. “It was just a little ugly tree,” Kenneth said of when he first planted it. “It didn’t…

Church actors serve up laughs with holiday play

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Last weekend, the Christian Life Center at Salem United Methodist Church in Denver was transformed into a theater. Members of the church – and a few members of the community – put on dinner theater performances of “Doc’s Holiday,” a play written by Pat Cook, on Friday and Sunday nights.…

Female excels as member of boys soccer squad

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DENVER — We’ve all seen the movies where a boy or girl dresses up as the opposite sex and proceeds to play for a team of the opposite gender. It’s all fun in the movies, but what is it really like? Lincoln Charter sophomore Dana Goldman found out as she…

Coming Up

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n DFD yearly meeting: The Denver Fire Department will host its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at its headquarters on N.C. 16 in Denver. Chief Jay Flynn will give an overview of last year and next year. The department will also install a new board of directors. The meeting…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Wayne’s monthly feasts Wayne’s second Friday monthly feast will be 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant on N.C. 150 in Denver. The meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Michael and Dr. Amanda Barker Assell with Advanced Family Eye Care. The cost is $6 per person. For…

Around Town 11/12/2008

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MEETING Lincoln County Retired School Personnel, a division of NCAE, will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ryan’s in Lincolnton. The guest speakers, retired principals Steve and Sarah Miller, will discuss their annual summer volunteer work on the National Elk Refuge near Jackson Hole, Wyo. All retired school personnel are invited…

Nail salon opens second location, plans for third

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After the recent opening her second nail salon, Vi Phantirath said she couldn’t be happier with its success. In 2006, Phantirath opened Just For You Salon and Spa in at the Westport Shopping Center on N.C. 16. “I had been in this business for several years and saw the need…

Betty Ross Park has long history

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Before playgrounds and hiking trails, baseball was life at what is now Betty G. Ross Park. Growing up in the Glenn Mills community, Lincoln County Historical Coordinator Darrell Harkey said he spent “a good deal” of his childhood at the ballpark. “Back then we called it the Horseshoe,” he said.…

Keeping watch on water quality

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A new campaign trains residents to police poor construction practices that contribute to harmful soil erosion. The first results in Lincoln County are becoming visible. Since July, local residents sent a dozen reports to Natural Resources Department officials detailing problems with construction entrances, silt fences, dirt-filled screens and other drainage…