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Number of dog attacks have declined in Lincoln County

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The number of dog attacks in Lincoln County has held steady and even declined in recent years, despite significant population growth. According to a review of internal records by animal control officials, there were 21 fewer instances from 2004 to 2006, down from 172 to 151. In 2005, 165 attacks…

Denver Days

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Rides are always a highlight of Denver Days. Here, Valarie Woodard and Kelsey Woodard (front, left to right) and Chris Eury and Amanda Bruce (back, left to right), all of Iron Station, make the most of their festival experience. Ron McCann/ LTN Photo…

Higher bacteria levels mean more work cleaning water

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Lee Mueller, owner of Hague Quality Water in Denver, isn’t your typical business owner. “When I moved down here I was looking for a business to buy,” said Mueller. “I was always interested in water. I have a degree in biology and a chemistry minor.” Mueller bought Hague Quality Water…

Miss Denver Pageant Oct. 20

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The Fourth Annual Miss Denver Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at North Lincoln High School. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the pageant begins at 5:30 for Little, Junior and Young Miss Denver divisions. Doors open again at 7 p.m. and the competition begins at 8 for…

Around Town 10/3/2007

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HOMECOMING Heavenly View Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1000 Shady Retreat Lane in Iron Station, will hold homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dinner will follow the service. Zion Hill Singers will be performing. 150th ANNIVERSARY Mount Zion Baptist Church of Cherryville will celebrate its 150th anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday. Former…

Blackburn reunion

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International Festival keeps growing

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Many people say the world is a global community. This Saturday, Lincolnton will definitely be one. The ninth International Festival, sponsored by Centro Contacto Latino and the Southfork Baptist Association, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. It’s an event that has gone from drawing about 50…

Classical pianist performs Thursday

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A 20-year-old pianist who has played Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall will make a stop at the Lincoln Cultural Center Thursday. “We liked what we heard,” said Rick Ramseur, co-chair of publicity with the Lincoln County Concert Association. Jean-Frederic Neuburger will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cultural Center.…

Reel big fish

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Planner’s work helps manage growth in area

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There was little fanfare when Randy Williams took up a newly created post with the county in recent weeks. But his addition as principal planner could signal a new chapter in how Lincoln’s breakneck development is tackled in the future. While Lincoln is still underdeveloped enough that it does not…