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Developers: Wait almost over

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Ornate houses line the same golf course as undeveloped lots on rolling hills near Denver. The partly built upscale subdivision is called Verdict Ridge. For its developer, Eddie Knox, the lots without homes equal money he is spending every day. “I’m ready to put in my roads and the plans…

Question of the Week

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“Do you think east Lincoln County and Denver residents will have the income to support more high-end businesses in the years ahead?” Mary Ellen Hawkins, Denver: “Eventually, yes I do. I’d like to see it here. I see it going up all the way around the other side of the…

Coming Up

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n Speak up! Denver residents are being asked to weigh in on a 5,000-square foot retail shopping center proposed at N.C. 16 and Burnwood Trail. As part of a mandatory community involvement meeting, residents can hear details and comment on the project from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July…

SHORELINE EDUCATION—Star Struck dancers focus on practice

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School’s out for the summer. For some, it’s a time for catching up on sleep and the latest shows on MTV. For others, like dancers at Star Struck Dance Studio in Lincolnton, summer is a time to catch up on practice. “If they get out for long, they lose their…

SHORELINE BUSINESS—Dilworth’s has15 locations in three states

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Coffee lovers can seek refuge at the trendy Dilworth Coffeehouse in Denver. The Charlotte-based coffee house opened in 1993 on East Boulevard. Today, Dilworth Coffee has 15 independently owned and operated locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Rick Sarver and his wife, DeAnn, opened locations in Denver and…

Around Town 7/7/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 that will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language a snack and free play. An after school program for elementary-age…

Young Graduates

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Restaurant owner donating to Lincoln Christian Ministry

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Most people know that when economic times get tough, non-profit groups like Christian Ministry of Lincoln County are often the first to feel the pinch. One local business owner is doing his part to pick up the slack. Kelly Quach, who owns Japan Express in Lincolnton along with his brother,…

Senior Center has numerous activities lined up this month

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The Lincoln County Senior Center has several activities planned for its seniors this month. The center will be offering a trip to Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee. “The center’s taken this trip for about five years now,” Marti Hovis, program and services coordinator for the Senior Center, said. “We always have…

Crouse woman grows tomatoes ‘big and ugly’

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Wanda Avery has spent her retirement digging in the dirt. “I just like seeing things grow, and I enjoy seeing people at the market,” she said. Avery and her husband, Bob, have grown fruits and vegetables for the Lincoln County Farmers Market’s Lincolnton location since 2000. They’ve been gardening at…