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New classes at YMCA

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA will host a Faster and Farther Swim Class for children ages 7 and up. The class is designed to help kids improve their swim stroke and increase endurance. The YMCA will also be offering water aerobics to members and nonmembers from 9 a.m. to 9:45…

North Lincoln freshman sees patience as key

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Sometimes players have to be patient in order to accomplish a long-time goal. Others just naturally have talent and shine along the way. Shaunasie Perkins, a freshman on the North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis team, hopes both hold true as she tries to accomplish her goal of…

85th birthday

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Denver gets taste of N.Y. in upscale bar

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Wanting to bring something new and different to Denver, Flavia and Scott Stewart recently opened Neat, an upscale martini and tapas bar. “ … There are a lot of sports bars in the area and they’re great. But we wanted to give our customers a feel as if they were…

Voter registration deadlines loom

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The Nov. 4 election is approaching fast and so are several important deadlines. The last day to register to vote is Friday. All registration forms sent via mail must be postmarked by Friday at the latest. Registration forms can be found at most local post offices or libraries and online…

North Lincoln teacher pushes ag-sciences

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North Lincoln High School teacher Shane Norris wants to get the word out that today’s agricultural sciences curriculum is diverse, relevant and cutting edge. Norris is in his fourth year as ag-sciences instructor and FFA (Future Farmers of America) program head for North Lincoln. Although he originally considered a career…

New sewer plant process advances

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State officials last week issued comments on draft plans to build a new $22 million sewer plant in southeast Lincoln County, one of the remaining hurdles to building the much-anticipated project. North Carolina Department of Natural Resources officials issued three pages of corrections and clarifications for the plant plans, Lincoln…

Famous native leads all-star to Denver church

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Former Major League Baseball player Tony Cloninger may be one of the most famous people ever to call Lincoln County home. Because of Cloninger, one Denver church got the chance to host another well-known former professional baseball player: seven-time all-star Bobby Richardson. “Tony’s the one who gave us the idea,”…

Commissioners OK incentive package

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Commissioners approved a $40,000 incentive package Monday in hopes of luring a new industry to Lincoln County. Magnatech Inc. is considering setting up shop at the Lincoln County Industrial Park and investing nearly $2.5 million. The company would reportedly bring at least 20 jobs, which could eventually grow to 40,…

Mini-Cooper raffle planned for Sally’s Y

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The YMCA is giving away a MINI Cooper car to spur the last bit of giving needed to make Sally’s Y, the first such facility in east Lincoln County, a reality. A maximum of 1,000 tickets are being sold through www.sallysy.org at $100 each to benefit the building campaign for…