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Question of the Week

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“Should all goods and services at Denver Days Fall Festival go through an open bidding process?” Amy Burke, Denver: “I do. I think it’s a way to get better deals. I think it’s unfair [now], I think everyone needs to have an opportunity.” Chuck Geisinger, Westport: “On the surface, I…

Coming Up

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n Baseball legend: Bobby Richardson, the legendary New York Yankees’ second baseman who played from 1955 – 1966, is soon to be on deck in Denver. New Hope Baptist Church will host Richardson as its guest speaker at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4. The event is free and open to…

There’s a taste of New York at Steak Norman

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Four years ago, opening a butcher shop and deli was a far-fetched dream for friends John Meyers and Randy London. “At the time I was working on Wall Street and he was working for [Lowes Foods] in Huntersville,” Meyers said. “We both decided that it was time for a career…

Denver Baptist reaches out with skateboarding

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Most people probably don’t automatically think of Jesus when they think of skateboarding. But there’s a growing group of folks who do. “There’s several skate churches throughout the United States,” Chris Sigmon, student minister at Denver Baptist Church, said. Sigmon has started The Hangar Skatepark in Denver. He says he…

Around Town 9/24/2008

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CLASS REUNION The Lincolnton High School class of 1943 will have its 65th reunion 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway (U.S. 321 exit 28 South). For more information, call (704) 735-9776. ALL PRAISE 2009 Singers of all denominations are needed to form a community…

Premier Air offers several aviation classes

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After earning her aviation instruction certification in 2007, Ashley Vernon has dedicated her time to training students at Premier Air. “It’s a lot of fun. You’re never too old to learn how to fly,” she said. Premier Air, formally New Spirit Aviation, offers several aviation courses at its facilities in…

Around Town 9/22/2008

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ALL PRAISE 2009 Singers of all denominations are needed to form a community worship choir for All Praise 2009. The choir will rehearse 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 30 at Boger City Baptist Church. Performances are scheduled for March 19-22, 2009. Sheet music and rehearsal CDs will be available.…

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,…

On drugs, there’s much to gather in

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n EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of 11 weekly installments by staff writer Lisa Brown as she goes through the Citizens Police Academy training. Look for her columns on Mondays. After week two of the Citizens Police Academy, I am pumped. If I could have started the wave in…