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North Lincoln soccer captain leads comeback

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The North Lincoln boys’ soccer program hasn’t always been the best, but it’s getting better and players like senior captain Matt Smith might just be the reason for the Knights’ turnaround. “As a senior and a captain, I try to keep everybody in line and try to keep them doing…

1927-1953 class reunion

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Project approval could come soon

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The largest commercial and retail project in county history could receive approval by Oct. 20 without knowledge of one big detail: What store or stores would anchor the 91-acre Bridgewater development years from now? At a mandatory public involvement meeting last week, a handful of residents and Lincoln County Planning…

Amy’s House gets $20,000 grant

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Amy’s House, a domestic violence shelter in Lincolnton, received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. “When they sent me the e-mail, I just started crying,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, executive director of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The money came at a time when it…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS C.R.O.P. Walk The East Lincoln Area Annual C.R.O.P. Walk will be 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Rock Springs Campground pavilion on Campground Road in Denver. The event is sponsored by East Lincoln Christian Ministry and a portion of the donations will benefit ELCM. For more information, to volunteer…

Ocean Blvd. Band to play at Monday Alive After Five

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Ocean Blvd. Band will play downtown Lincolnton Monday as part of the Griffin Insurance Agency/Nationwide Insurance Alive After Five concert series. The event is being put on in conjunction with Cycle North Carolina, which will have 1,000 cyclists coming through town on their way from the mountains to the coast.…

Child passenger clinics held during safety week

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Several child passenger safety clinics are being held statewide in conjunction with National Child Safety Week. National Child Safety Week is a reminder for parents to “properly secure their children in a child passenger safety device,” Renee Hoffman, press secretary for the North Carolina Office of the Governor, said. National…

Denver Days growing up

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There will still be rides, vendors and food. The musical acts will continue to thrill revelers. But behind the scenes, organizers for the Denver Days Fall Festival are taking steps now to significantly change how the increasingly popular event is run in the future. From an open bidding system for…

Lincoln County’s high school marching bands and color guards take to the field in an annual preview Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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Lincoln County’s high school marching bands and color guards take to the field in an annual preview Tuesday at 7 p.m. North Lincoln High School is the host for this year’s event. Admission is free. Pizza and other concessions will be offered for sale throughout the evening. Reflecting the more…

Kiser teachers hit the outdoors

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Kiser Elementary School teachers are going outdoors for inspiration as part of a unique program sponsored by the Raleigh Museum of Natural Sciences. UTOTES [Using the Outdoors to Teach Experiential Science] sends scientists to schools to conduct workshops for teachers on using the outdoors as a learning tool. This year,…