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Five generations

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Abandoned animals an increasing concern

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The expanding housing crisis and rise in pet food costs are creating desperate times for Lincoln County pet owners and relief agencies. Totals for animal surrenders for the year in the county are staggering. From Jan. 1 to Nov. 24, there were 4,306 surrenders to Animal Services. Of those, 538…

Trail to link Denver artists

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Art scenes are often born around clusters of defunct warehouses and depressed downtown districts attractive for their low rents and large spaces. In suburban east Lincoln County, a much different story is unfolding. For the third year in a row this Saturday, a handful of upscale residences and local businesses…

Business group has big plans for east Lincoln

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It began as local businesses banding together against crime, but morphed into much more. Now the Denver Area Business Association has big plans on the horizon for their 10th anniversary next year — and beyond. From more networking events and presentations to revamping their Web site and shaping public policy,…

Middle-schoolers learn about life in era of Revolution

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North Lincoln Middle School eighth-graders stepped back in time last week to experience Colonial America. Lincoln County historian, Darrell Harkey, along with re-enactors Mark Ewing, Randy Whitworth and Angela Whitworth set up tent to show students how early settlers survived. Students braved freezing temperatures as they watched how resources such…

Battleground Thanksgiving

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Students at Battleground Elementary got an early taste of Thanksgiving last week by dressing as American Indians and roasting marshmallows. Above (from left) are Ruth Davis, Autumn Sweeney and Elisa McClure. Below, other students including (from left) Braxton Eley, Jewels Fernandez, Julian Davis and Abby Funderburk, demonstrated their own versions…

Around Town 12/1/2008

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FELLOWSHIP MEAL New Covenant United Methodist Church, 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway, Mount Holly, will have a community fellowship “breakfast meal” 5-7 p.m. tonight. Donations will benefit the parish building fund. For more information, call the church office at (704) 827-4468. LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m.…

School Activities

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HOLIDAY FUN G.E. Massey students celebrated Thanksgiving by learning more about America’s first Thanksgiving. Randi Kolseth, mother of kindergarten student Cory Melanson, made the Thanksgiving costumes for his kindergarten class and discussed the historical aspects of the holiday. Cory’s relatives are descendants of Miles Standish, John Alden and George Soule,…

Dollars for scholars

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The winding road from Lincolnton to Nashville

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Most people probably haven’t heard of Tammie Davis, but that could change soon. The country singer and Lincolnton native has recorded an EP that could be released as early as this month. Although she sings with a band backing her up now, there was a time when Davis was a…