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Around Town 11/28/2008

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HOME EDUCATORS Lincoln County Home Educators’ 20th Anniversary Celebration will take place 7 p.m. tonight at Covenant Bible Church Family Life Center. There will be performances by the concert band, chorus, chorale and drama team. There will also be an exhibition of science, history, 4-H and art projects. BLOOD DRIVE…

Christmas time is here

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Getting ready for the parade

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Preparations for the Cat Square Christmas Parade are in full swing. Nominations for this year’s honorary mayor will be accepted Saturday at the Cat Square Superette. Voting will take place Dec. 6. “I’m not a political analyst, but I predict in our area a heavy turnout due to the election…

WLHS student powers vehicles with used oil

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When the cost of gas shot up, West Lincoln High School student Granger McKee, 18, decided to take matters into his own hands. McKee went to local car shops for used motor oil and local restaurants for used cooking oil. He used both to power his motor vehicles. “I looked…

7-year-old boy battles rare disease

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It’s 9 a.m. on a weekday and the voice of Kelly Nivens is as coarse as sandpaper. “It’s been a hard night,” she said. “Marshall’s been running a temperature of 105 degrees for several hours.” While most 7-year-old boys played in freshly raked leaf piles this fall, Kelly’s son became…

‘Block House’ resists efforts to clean up site

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Residents and Sheriff’s deputies simply know it as the “Block House.” Since tenants moved out years ago, the property at 6498 McIntosh Road in Lowesville has sat empty, a magnate for prostitution and dope fiends from miles around. Weeds grew tall. A trailer home parked on the front yard was…

Question of the Week

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“Do you think the south Triangle area would be a good place to develop a downtown or town center on N.C. 16?” Tim Proctor, Denver: “I think that would be a really good idea, mostly because the way it would be situated. I live in Cornelius now, but was a…

Senior focuses on studies as she leads ladies b-ball team

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PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln Lady Knight’s basketball team is undergoing some changes this season. The biggest is new head coach David Johnson who took over for former head coach Mark Lackey. Another big change is the North Lincoln ladies team has gotten a lot younger. But one thing…

Scoopz offers new twist on ice cream

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Scoopz, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor in Denver, has put a modern twist on service. Not only does this ice cream shop sell an array of frozen treats but it also provides DVD rentals to customers. “We wanted to be a family-oriented business,” said co-owner William Morton. “Families (on-the-go) can…

‘Dump’ brings spiritual counsel to Mustangs

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His title is director of student ministries at Lucia Baptist Church, but most people call him “Dump,” a nickname bestowed on him by his mother. To players on the East Lincoln High School football team, however, he has another name: Chaplain. Over the past four years, Anthony “Dump” Harper has…