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Firefighters battle Denver mulch fire

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For nearly 12 hours Tuesday, Lincoln County firefighters tackled a massive mulch fire in Denver. The fire began around 10:56 a.m. at a stump dump site on Kidville Road. When firefighters first arrived, the owner of the stump dump was using machinery and water sources to eliminate the hot spots…

His job is patrolling the shore

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Nearly 10 months after assuming lake patrol duties, Sheriff Deputy Jason Hutchinson says he’s beginning to find the footing on his new beat. “I’ve had to change my entire style of policing,” Hutchinson reflected. “It’s a totally different world when you go from dry land to a boat. It’s a…

Honoring years of service

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WINNING NIGHT

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Photos by Ron McCann – Lincoln Times-News East Lincoln senior and Navy signee Alex Newsome, who is closing in on 1,000 points for his prep career, battles Cherryville’s Phillip Johnson for a loose ball in a matchup that featured the Southern Piedmont’s top two teams. Newsome and the Mustangs had…

Community Calendar

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SCHOOLS Board meeting Lincoln County school board members meet for a public board meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the central office. For more information, call (704) 736-1860. Optional teacher workday Lincoln County schools will hold an optional teacher work day Feb. 18. For more information, call (704) 736-1860. SPORTS,…

Coming up…

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n Budget workshops: The Denver Fire Department will hold two budget workshops open to the public. The workshops are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 and Monday, Feb. 11 at the Headquarters Station, 3956 N.C. 16 N. Kiandra Long of the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs is…

ShoreLine: County notifies developers buildings are in violation

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Developers who built the new Lowe’s shopping center in Stanley face a Feb. 8 deadline to agree to tweak how adjacent shops look or face the prospect of having permits revoked. “We’ve notified them they are in violation,” said Lincoln County Zoning Administrator Randy Hawkins, who issued letters in November…

ELPAC aims to be force in elections

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Credited with helping push a political sea change in 2006, East Lincoln Political Action Committee’s small but influential membership is again hoping to be a force in this year’s countywide elections. The largest and most active independent political group in the Lincoln County, the PAC raises funds, advertises and backs…

ShoreLine: Design firm grows after meager start

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Husband and wife Ray and Julia Campbell have always shared a love for design. He designs the buildings, she decorates them. In 1998, Ray began his business, Campbell Design, a company specializing in commercial architecture and interior designs, with one client. “We moved our business from Conover to Denver because…

Students learn about Holocaust, and recycling

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Students at Catawba Springs Elementary are using a recycling project to learn about and prevent genocide. Unrelated topics? Not for the fifth-graders in Kristin Ressler and Amanda Vander Haar’s classes. When they discussed the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust in social studies, the students were horrified, and…