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Denver Days growing up

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There will still be rides, vendors and food. The musical acts will continue to thrill revelers. But behind the scenes, organizers for the Denver Days Fall Festival are taking steps now to significantly change how the increasingly popular event is run in the future. From an open bidding system for…

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…

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…

For the love of roses – Hodges style

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Everything’s coming up roses for Bob Hodges. “I’ve always loved roses,” the Lincolnton resident said. “My mother loved roses.” Hodges has turned his love for the flowers into a serious hobby. He says he has 186 rose bushes at his home on N.C. 150 E. On Saturday, Hodges’ blooms will…

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,…

Apple Fest full of entertainment

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Music from a wide variety of performers will fill four stages during the Lincoln County Apple Festival Saturday. “I think all the entertainment is very important,” said Pete Degregory, who has been entertainment coordinator of the festival since 1986. “I think it’s one of the reasons people come out.” Most…

Farmers Market still going thanks to dedicated vendors

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William “Dub” McNeely, 85, and Boyd Dellinger, 78, are Lincoln County Farmers Market staples. “If it hadn’t been for these two guys, the Farmers Market wouldn’t be here,” said Giles Martin, Farmers Market coordinator. “They’re here every time, all the time – rain or shine, cold, wet – these guys…