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Historic one-room school finds a new home

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She knows it’s a one-room school house. She knows it sat near Mt. Olive Church and served black children. She knows it was moved from its original location in the 1950s, but other than that, Amy Blanton’s most recent acquisition is a mystery. “We really don’t know anything else about…

Concert Association seeking new members

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While other area nonprofit organizations struggle to keep their doors open, the Lincoln County Concert Association is plugging along just fine. “We’re managing to maintain our level of income,” said Bob Cantwell, president. “We’re completing our 30th season, so I think we have a number of loyal devotees who look…

Project Heal

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Project Heal is a University of North Carolina Chapel Hill student run and student funded global health organization. It delivers basic dental supplies and medical supplies to those in need. UNC students will be visiting Ghana this summer. Betty Royster of Lincolnton and Kristen DaCanal of Cherryville, both UNC sophomores,…

Surprising flora

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

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East Lincoln County residents and business owners are speaking out on possible laws that could dramatically shrink signs allowed along N.C. 16 — including those already in existence. While many agree sign clutter and appearance on east Lincoln County’s main corridor is a simmering issue, some are concerned the changes…

Church, businesses set up race for Denver runners

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With each organized run, there is moment right before the start that is electrifying, according to Denver resident Deirdre West. “There is just this excitement to be in a pack of people and that energy is all around you,” West said. “You may not know a soul but you feel…

Notable music steps up tempo with bigger space

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After moving to a new location, Stewart and Buffy Macsherry, owners of Notable Music, said the new site gives them the opportunity to expand their business. When they first opened in 2006, the Macsherrys never thought they would see the need to expand. “We liked where we were …,” Buffy…

Community Calendar

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Denver-area Democrats Denver, Denver West, Triangle and Triangle East will meet 7 p.m. this evening at the East Lincoln Community Center. All registered Democrats are welcome and encouraged to attend this precinct meeting. Waterfront homeowners meetings Two Denver residents are organizing a meeting for residents to weigh in on the…

Around Town 2/25/2009

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GRACE BAPTIST Grace Baptist Church, 1185 Little Road, Newton, will host a King James Bible Jubilee until Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Thursday. The jubilee will be a time of fellowship, preaching, praying and praising. For more information, call (828) 464-7088 or (828) 464-7055. DANIEL’S…

Around Town 2/23/2009

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DIABETES Dining in Denver with Diabetes, a workshop on keeping track of diabetes, will take place 6 p.m. this evening at Carolinas Medical Center East Lincoln Surgery Center, located at 1585 Forney Creek Parkway in Denver. MEETING CANCELED The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting from Feb. 16, which was…