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Residents concerned about safety, lack of pedestrian-friendly streets

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East Lincoln residents voiced their concerns on the lack of pedestrian-friendly streets in Denver and plans on the existing and the new N.C. 16 at a transportation meeting Thursday night. The meeting was held at the East Lincoln Community Center. Residents looked over several maps that were brought in —…

Commissioners` approval of CATS will have Denver riders purring

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Denver residents might be able to continue taking the bus to Charlotte. Lincoln County commissioners approved a three-year agreement with the Charlotte Area Transit System last week for the Lincoln County Express, the route from Denver to Charlotte. But the plan still has to be presented to the Charlotte City…

Changes to Lake Norman State Park give it a new face

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TROUTMAN – Lake Norman State Park might be the only place on Lake Norman with a public swimming area, and Lincolnton resident Annette Moore and her family were taking full advantage of it; although early in the season, it was the second time the Moores were back. “It’s awesome here,”…

Alexis post office exhibit keeps on growing

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In the spring of 200l, newly appointed Alexis Postmaster Dale Tate began collecting pictures of local area servicemen for display to promote the commemorative stamp “Honoring our Servicemen and Women.” Today this exhibit has grown from about 20 photographs to 76 photographs of Alexis area men and women in uniform.…

On hallowed ground

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Aah, paradise!

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Around Town 5/23/2005

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BLOODMOBILE A bloodmobile will be at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call the Red Cross at 704-735-3500. McHENRY STAFF HOLDS OFFICE HOURS Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Lincolnton from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on…

Within the week

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It can be stinky, crusty and slimy. On occasion it becomes mushy, oozy and scaly. Every once in a while it even produces gunk. The body’s pretty gross, huh? That’s the reason the Discovery Place has named its new body works exhibit “Grossology: the (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.”…

Bicycling groups take to the open road

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Sure bicyclists have great calf muscles and snazzy lycra shorts, but the sport’s real thrill is the ride. “The joys of bike riding have been expounded on by many poets and philosophers much greater than myself,” said Chafin Rhyne, owner of Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shoppe in downtown Lincolnton. That said, when…

Church faces financial woes

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New Life Christian Fellowship has found themselves with a dwindling membership, a $380,000 building and a financial crisis. “We believe we can build a church to the point that it’s self sustaining, but I don’t think that will happen quickly enough to save us from the bank,” said the Rev.…