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‘Noah’s Ark’ needs money, volunteers

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Officials say money and volunteers are critical to keeping “Operation Noah’s Ark” afloat in the days and weeks ahead. Monetary donations and volunteers, especially experienced dog handlers, are needed for nearly 400 animals seized by Lincoln County from a Denver home Aug. 26, the largest animal seizure recorded in Lincoln…

Sheriff’s detective gets law enforcement honor

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Detective Darrell Hutchens of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded the Advanced Professional Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. Sheriff Tim Daugherty presented the certificate to Hutchens at a recent staff meeting. Hutchens, who began his law enforcement career in 1984…

Large attendance expected at Lincoln County job fair

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Lincoln County residents in search of a job may be able to apply for quite a few next week, and they’ll only need to make one stop. The Lincoln County JobLink Career Center will host the 2008 Lincoln County Job Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at…

All in a day’s work: Deputies maintain vigil on booming area

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n 4:13 p.m., Cowan’s Ford Deputy Wilson cruises slowly by the manicured lawns and homes as flashes of Lake Norman can be seen peaking out from behind residents’ estates. He checks for “suspicious activity.” “That could be anything,” he says. “A van that looks out of place, that doesn’t have…

Question of the Week

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“Do you think roundabouts would work well at certain intersections along N.C. 16?” Juli Thomas, Denver: “I don’t like roundabouts. They’re confusing. I’m from Virginia and I hadn’t really heard of them until I came down here.” Joe Gallagher, Denver: “I think they are a good idea. They have a…

Coming Up

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n Charlene Travis benefit: Come out for some barbecue and a good cause on Sept 12. Support Denver resident Charlene Travis and her family as she awaits a liver transplant. Bring your appetite and $8 starting at 11 a.m. at the Denver Masonic Lodge on St. James Church Road in…

Around Town 9/1/2008

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FAMILY REUNION The descendants of pioneer Nicholas Friday will have a reunion at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Philadelphia Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Dallas. Please bring a picnic basket or one or two covered dish items. Drinks, cups, plates and utensils will be provided. Please bring any pictures…

Leonhardt retires at Senior Center

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Karen Leonhardt, director of Lincoln County Senior Services, cried through her retirement reception. “It hits you,” she said of the emotion. “It just hits you all of a sudden.” Leonhardt retired Thursday and a party was held in her honor complete with cake, punch and well wishes. “Congratulations and best…

Seniors exercise to stay flexible throughout life

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Those who exercise at the Lincoln County Senior Center twice a week worry if they don’t use it, they’ll lose it. “If you don’t exercise those muscles, they get stiff, and then you get in trouble,” said Pauline Turner, 92, a class participant. Exercise classes led by an instructor from…

Prepared for the worst, experiencing the best

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Brian Soash started his first day as a teacher prepared for the worst. “You hear so many horror stories from teachers about the first day,” he said. Instead of horror, Soash’s first day as a math and science teacher at Lincolnton Middle School went well. The same can be said…