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n Foreclosure seminars: As foreclosures continue to rise locally and across the state, Lincoln County is scheduling seminars to help concerned homeowners. A seminar with financial experts is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 2 in Denver at the Shanklin Library branch. Another seminar will be held…

Lions Club Vision Van at Wal-Mart July 24

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The Lincolnton Lions Club and the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Lincolnton will co-sponsor the North Carolina Lions’ “See the 21st Century” Vision Van from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 in the Wal-Mart parking lot. There is no charge for individuals participating in the Vision Van eye screenings. The…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Meeting on future of N.C. 16 Lincoln County planners will hold a community input meeting on the future plans for business N.C. 16 at 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation will host a…

Art scholarship keeps dream alive

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In her abbreviated young adult life, Ginger Fincher Rogers had a creative talent and passion for abstract, free hand art. One of Rogers’ closest friends, Julie Hopkins, wanted to keep Rogers’ dream alive by creating a memorial scholarship. Hopkins created a scholarship that awards two gifts in the amount of…

Denver firefighters prepare for meeting

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Members of the Denver Fire Department have been busy preparing for their annual meeting at the Rock Springs Campground. Firefighters have been performing practical evaluations at the campground, Keri Wright, public information officer for the Denver Fire Department, said in a statement. “They have been pre-planning for possible fires, locating…

‘Muddy Water Watch’ under way

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Slide after slide, the pictures showed the immensity of the task at hand. Huge blue and brown pools of water stood in stark contrast in river and lake aerial photographs. Streams turned into brick-red swells. Mud flowed like lava from new home construction sites over ineffectual barriers. Examples like these…

Internet Connection watched

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Rows of sleek, flat-screened computers flank Freddie Smith as he demonstrates the main attraction to his new business, The Internet Connection, on N.C. 16. After swiping a phone card, a series of games pop up on the Internet with names like Texas Treasures, Classic 7’s and others. A click of…

Arts Council announces September pottery show

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host a pottery show in September at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show will feature the work of potters in the Catawba Valley region, including a mix of contemporary and traditional pottery. The show is entitled “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” Each artist will…

Seminar planned for homeowners

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Lincoln County is looking to lend a hand to homeowners in danger of foreclosure by hosting a “housing 101” seminar July 29 and Aug. 2 in Lincolnton and Denver. A panel of housing and finance professionals will be on hand to give a presentation and answer questions for concerned homeowners.…