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Environment theme evident at pet hospital

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After moving to Denver, veterinarian Lynn Reed opened an animal hospital with the environment in mind. West Shore Animal Hospital, located at 2558 N.C. 16 N., is the third facility Reed has opened in North Carolina. “I opened two animal hospitals in Asheboro and when my kids went off to…

Christian Ministry plans ‘yard sale’

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is getting creative in its search for food. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Soup Kitchen parking lot, the ministry will hold a “yard sale.” Those interested can trade 10 non-perishable food items for desks, shelves, cabinets, chairs, lamps and other items…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS McGuire movie night The EnergyExplorium in Huntersville will screen “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The cove will be open for anchoring and lawn available for picnics. The event is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call (800) 777-0003. DABA luncheon The Denver Area…

ROTC cadets attend camp on leadership

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Cadets in Lincolnton High School’s Air Force ROTC program attended a six-day leadership camp in July. The Converse College Cadet Leadership School in Spartanburg, S.C., included about 175 cadets from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Chief Pratt, Lincolnton High School’s ROTC instructor said, “The school’s primary focus was…

Executive director quits Arts Council

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After 13 months on the job, the executive director of the Arts Council of Lincoln County has resigned. “I’m sad,” said Shelly Johnston, who will officially leave the job Friday. “I wake up in the morning and go ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ I am sad to leave it,…

Away and apart — Military couple reunites

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Most couples spend their first year of marriage in bliss. Spc. E-4 Andrew Quezada, 23, and Pfc. Laura Quezada, 21, spent it apart in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Afghanistan. On Aug. 10, one year ago, the Army-enlisted couple exchanged vows in a county courthouse in Clarksville, Tenn. “We…

Denver appeal showing

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More than 55,000 square feet in retail and office space will soon buzz with activity as two new strip malls and a slew of restaurants get ready to open in the coming days, weeks and months. Near the end of the fast-growing intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73, a…

Question of the Week

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“Should there be a right turn lane installed southbound on N.C. 16 in front of Lincoln Charter School at Galway Lane?” Beth Davenport, Denver: “Yes. It would be safer for everybody.” Dene Smith, Denver: “It would make sense to me if they are putting a left-hand turn lane going north,…

Iron Station graduate wins special WCU designation

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Emily Charlene Love of Iron Station was one of 29 students of Western Carolina University’s 1,053 spring graduates to be designated a university scholar. Love and other university scholars completed “their entire undergraduate careers at Western with grade-point averages of 3.90 or better,” the university said in a recent release.…

Around Town 8/11/2008

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COME READ WITH ME Tuckers Grove United Methodist Church offers “Come Read with Me,” a reading, math and mentoring program for kids ages 4 through 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Older students may participate in end-of-grade and PSAT sample testing during program hours. The program is…