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Lakeside economy all in the same boat

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As warmer weather approaches, businesses moored to activity on Lake Norman are hoping for a robust boating season — even as they set a course through tough economic waters. Several marinas and marine supply stores, boat dealers and service outfits in and around east Lincoln County are optimistic lower gas…

East Lincoln dramatists play ‘Spirit’ for laughs

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In the world of stage, comedic plays can often drive actors to tears because of their difficulty. But that isn’t stopping East Lincoln High School students from giving one a stab. On March 19-20, the spotlight will shine on a group of East Lincoln students performing Blithe Spirit. “It’s a…

California dreamer brings spa to Denver

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California native, Nicole Elmore had always dreamed of opening her own day spa. Little did she know that her dream would become reality sooner then she thought. “When I was 13, I did some reception work for an esthetician in California,” Elmore said. “I had a lot of fun and…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Gaston College meeting Gaston College will host a meet and greet session 4–6 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Charter School, 7834 Galway Lane in Denver, to discuss upcoming classes being offered through the college in east Lincoln County. Call (704) 748-1054. Waterfront homeowners meetings Two Denver residents are organizing…

Around Town 3/9/2009

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SCHOOL BOARD MTG. The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet 6 p.m. this evening at the Lincolnton campus. COMMISSIONERS MTG. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. this evening. All agenda items previously scheduled from the canceled March 2 meeting will be acted upon. MEN IN MISSION…

50th Anniversary

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Blank checks, equipment, tools stolen

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Authorities are on the lookout for a person who allegedly took hundreds of blank checks from a Denver business early Sunday morning. Steve Olson, owner of Steve’s Honda Service, reported to sheriff’s detectives that he found that someone had broken a window from the front door to gain entry into…

Sheriff’s team handed out 150 citations in February

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office’s Accelerated Criminal Enforcement Team issued more then 150 traffic citations for the month of February. The ACE Team issued 62 speeding violations, making it 38 percent of the total citations issued for the month, authorities said. Other traffic violations included registration law violations, expired inspection…

Around Town 3/6/2009

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LIFEGUARD TRAINING The Lincoln County American Red Cross will sponsor lifeguard training classes Monday through April 8 at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. The cost of the course is $150 for YMCA members and $200 for non-members. The cost includes training, books, a pocket mask, certification cards and the use…

Fair helps participants deal with financial problems

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A Financial Fitness Fair looking at everything from credit to unemployment to stress was conducted Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “I firmly believe that everyone shares this in common — that we want to do more with the money we have,” said Leigh Guth, an extension agent.…