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Old store is new home for Freedom Church

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The members of Freedom Church have been holding their services at the Lincoln Cultural Center in downtown Lincolnton since the Rev. Eric Reel started the church more than two years ago. Soon, they’ll be moving up Main Street into a new, and hopefully permanent, home. The church has purchased the…

Special Olympics training

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Several local Special Olympians got in some bocce ball practice last week at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. From above are Jonathan Evans, and Katherine Grace Martin. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“How do you think the outcome of the County Commission races will affect east Lincoln County?” Doug Haney, Denver: “As far as for this area still holding three seats, it’s definitely going to help this side of town. I actually voted for Leroy Buff (of Lincolnton, who lost). He was…

Students study China by creating ‘local’ newspaper

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North Lincoln Middle School students recently received a valuable lesson in media relations. More specifically, a lesson on the ins and outs of creating a newspaper. Stephanie Schou, seventh-grade language-arts and social-studies instructor at NLMS had students create mock front pages using the local newspaper as a model. Schou incorporated…

Friends group helps bail out library

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This summer, a tropical downpour turned what was once a frustrating leak in the roof at the Shanklin Library into a flood. By the time it was finished, there were gaping holes where ceiling tiles had given way. Staff used buckets to collect the rainwater and the media room was…

Church actors serve up laughs with holiday play

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Last weekend, the Christian Life Center at Salem United Methodist Church in Denver was transformed into a theater. Members of the church – and a few members of the community – put on dinner theater performances of “Doc’s Holiday,” a play written by Pat Cook, on Friday and Sunday nights.…

Female excels as member of boys soccer squad

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DENVER — We’ve all seen the movies where a boy or girl dresses up as the opposite sex and proceeds to play for a team of the opposite gender. It’s all fun in the movies, but what is it really like? Lincoln Charter sophomore Dana Goldman found out as she…

Coming Up

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n DFD yearly meeting: The Denver Fire Department will host its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at its headquarters on N.C. 16 in Denver. Chief Jay Flynn will give an overview of last year and next year. The department will also install a new board of directors. The meeting…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Wayne’s monthly feasts Wayne’s second Friday monthly feast will be 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant on N.C. 150 in Denver. The meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Michael and Dr. Amanda Barker Assell with Advanced Family Eye Care. The cost is $6 per person. For…