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Cheerleader dreams of Hawaii

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Cody Blanton may not consider herself athletic, but she sure is peppy and loves being the center of attention. “I like to be on stage,” said the Lincolnton High School junior. “I like to entertain.” It’s her showmanship and ability to do impressive jumps that earned Cody a spot at…

Around Town 3/10/2006

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REVIVAL SERVICES The following will be featured during revival services at McKendree Methodist Church: Sunday, the Rev. Raymond Osborne from Rhyne Heights UMC; Monday, the Rev. Fred Falls from Crouse-Pleasant Grove UMC; and Tuesday, the Rev. Ronnie Parker from St. Matthews UCC. Services start at 7. each night, and special…

Childhood memory published

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When Rodney Black was a child in Cherryville, his father’s hobo friend, Caleb Farmer, came to visit. It was in the midst of World War II, and his father had not seen Farmer for 10 years. Their only contact was through penny postcards that Farmer sent from all over the…

Last art show for A Place to Grow?

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Students at A Place to Grow have filled the Lincoln Cultural Center’s galleries with brightly colored finger paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints. Despite the exhibit’s festive atmosphere, however, there was an underlying concern at its opening Wednesday. The school, which serves children with special needs, is facing a 40 to…

Following Cornwallis` Revolutionary trail

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British General Charles Cornwallis spent eight days in Lincoln County during the Revolutionary War, and history lovers will trace his path Saturday. “That week was his worst week as far as losing troops, not getting re-supplied, and in general it was just a bad, bad time for him,” said Darrell…

Promoting peace one poster at a time

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Sixth-grade student Andrew Stanley turned 60 minutes of work into a prize-winning peace poster. “I like how I can just put something down that came from my mind and look at it and be proud of it,” the Pumpkin Center Middle School student said. Stanley competed with students from five…

Denver school coat drive successful

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To the students at the Denver Campus of the Lincoln Charter School, helping those in need just seems to be second nature. “Last year we had a toy drive for kids at hospitals who couldn’t be home for Christmas,” said eighth-grader Chelsea Tierney, a member of the school’s student government.…

Feldmeyer named 2005 Rotary citizen of the year

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For Denver business owner Jill Feldmeyer, Friday night was supposed to be a “date night” with her husband Jim. Feldmeyer, however, was named the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary citizen of the year at the group’s annual banquet Thursday night at Verdict Ridge Country Club. “They got me this year,” Feldmeyer said…

State report reveals kickbacks in Denver

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Yet still another issue with former Denver Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Marley has “crept up” again, according to current chief Jay Flynn. This time, it involves $11,000 worth of cleaning supply purchases from a telemarketing company called Stone Cold Chemicals. “The problem is that Marley received kickbacks or premiums…

Lake Calendar

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SPEEDWAY PREVIEW East Lincoln Speedway is giving a preview of the track’s nineteenth season by hosting a race car show from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Triangle Plaza, five miles south of Denver. For more information, call promoter Terry Brotherton at (704) 483-2099. BENEFIT Boy Scout…