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From kung-fu to styling

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John Tanner isn’t your typical hair stylist. He does hair, but he also does kung-fu. “It kind of goes against everything I ever did,” John, who owns Nu-Image Salon with his wife, Denise, said of being a stylist. The couple has owned the salon, located at 1573 N. Aspen St.…

‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed at Citizens Cen-ter this December

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Lincoln County may soon have a new Christmas tradition – a children’s performance of “The Nutcracker.” “It’s a Christmas classic. Even people who don’t dance or have any interest in ballet will take their children to ‘The Nutcracker,’” said Kelly Barker, one of the organizers. Lincoln County dance studios Starstruck,…

New Senior Services director named

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Marti Hovis is enjoying her new job as director of Lincoln County Senior Services. “I just felt like it was the next step,” said Hovis, who worked as program and services coordinator for five and a half years. “I’m excited. It’s kind of scary too because there’s more responsibility.” Hovis’…

Alcohol suspected in Reepsville collision

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Alcohol is thought to be a factor in Wednesday’s head-on collision on Reepsville Road, authorities said. Trooper J.M. Futrell with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Reginald Hunsucker, 40, Vale, had been drinking prior to the 6 p.m. accident. “Hunsucker was impaired,” Futrell said. “He was traveling west on…

Program honors caregivers

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Present and past caregivers were honored Tuesday at Candlelight Reflections, which was presented by the Lincoln County Senior Center. “You feed them. You take care of them, but if you can bring a ray of hope in somebody’s life, you’re really doing the Lord’s work,” Doug Mayes, the event’s guest…

Professor presents program on Islam at Denver library

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On Monday, area residents will have the opportunity to educate themselves on a subject about which many may have misconceptions: the Islamic religion. Dr. Fasih Ahmed, a professor of sociology and social work at North Carolina A&T State University, will present a program on Islam at 6:30 p.m. at the…

Ready. Set. Hope.

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Freshman soccer player doesn’t let his size stop him

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DENVER — Standing at around 5 feet tall, East Lincoln freshman Damian Caracciolo certainly doesn’t let his size get in his way. “I’ve been the smallest really my whole life, except when I was really little, so I don’t let (my size) get to me,” Caracciolo said. Caracciolo, who moved…

Water main break cuts supply to middle school

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East Lincoln Middle School experienced a water outage due to a separated joint in the main line on Hwy. 73 near Furnace Rd., according to Steve Gilbert, Public Works director for Lincoln County. The problem was first reported to school personnel on Sunday evening. Despite the situation, East Lincoln Middle…

Community Calendar

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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…