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CLUBS, GROUPS CoveKeepers The Lake Norman CoveKeepers will have its next meeting Thursday at the Captain’s Cap Restaurant on N.C. 16 in Denver. Rick Gaskins, executive director for the Catawba RiverKeeper Foundation, is the guest speaker. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. For more…

Suspects sought in homemade bomb attacks

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Lincoln County sheriff’s detectives are investigating four incidents at two homes where homemade chemical devices were thrown or placed on the victim’s porches. The “Drano bombs” were detonated between Oct. 18 and Saturday along N.C. 182, just southwest of Lincolnton. Larry Seagle, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, said…

Board OKs development ordinance

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Lincoln County is poised to usher in the most sweeping changes to local land-use laws in decades. Planning Board members Monday unanimously recommended the adoption of a so-called Unified Development Ordinance, a major hurdled cleared after than a year in the works. County commissioners are now expected to hold a…

Construction starts on next leg of N.C. 16

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The clock officially began ticking last week on a project expected to bring dramatic transformation to east Lincoln County: paving the last 10 miles of the new N.C. 16. Charlotte-based Blythe Construction Inc. was awarded the new N.C. 16 contract by the state last month with a winning bid of…

New dumping at controversial site

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An illegal landfill in Denver that caught fire and was ordered closed in 2007 accepted several truckloads of debris last week without approval from state or local officials – a possible violation of state law. Officials with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources have opened an investigation…

Question of the Week

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“What effect do you think early voting at the East Lincoln Community Center had on voter participation in east Lincoln County this election year?” Ben Murray, Denver: “I just finished voting early here. I don’t know what the impact will be yet. It was convenient. I think it should increase…

Coming Up

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n Dinner and the theater! Satisfy both your cultural and real appetite at 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Come out for “Doc’s Holiday,” a dinner theater hosted by Salem United Methodist Church, 378 N. Pilot Knob Road in Denver. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 years…

North Brook students gather food for ministry

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North Brook Elementary School students are learning early the importance of giving back to their community. During Red Ribbon Week students held a canned food drive to help fill the pantry at Christian Ministries. Donations were received and processed Wednesday. According to North Brook Elementary guidance counselor, Wendy Dellinger, the…

YMCA to let military families join free

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There’s a new program at the Lincoln County Family YMCA, and it’s all about the families of those serving their country in the armed forces. The YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, which went into effect Saturday, allows eligible military personnel and their families to join the YMCA at no cost. “They…

Around Town 11/3/2008

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SAMPLE BALLOTS The Lincoln County Democratic Headquarters, located at 129 W. Water St., Lincolnton, will be open beginning 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for Election Day so Democrats and unaffiliated voters can stop by and pick up Democratic sample ballots. There will also be a “Celebration Night” beginning 7:30 p.m. while election…