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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church on N.C. 16 in Denver. Brings business cards. Cost is $11. Wayne’s monthly feasts Wayne’s second Friday monthly feast will be 9:45 a.m. Dec. 12 at…

The Last Picasso

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ALF evacuted due to clothing catching fire

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Fire officials said a clothes fire Tuesday night prompted the evacuation of a Lincolnton assisted living facility. Shortly after 8 p.m., firefighters from Boger City and Lincolnton responded to a call that clothing had caught fire in a dryer at Heath House, 919 Wilma Sigmon Road. The fire was contained…

County Notebook

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners had a productive session Monday night, passing many important measures, while discussing others that will have to be dealt with later. Here’s a rundown of some of the ground board members covered. Some items here will be treated in more detail in upcoming articles.…

Mustang fever grips East Lincoln

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A digital sign outside a popular eatery on N.C. 16 flashes “Congratulations!” On bumper stickers and shirts in the area, an increasing number of stylized horse heads are also cropping up. Across east Lincoln County, the signs are becoming clear: “Mustang fever” is spreading like wildfire. With an 11-1 record…

Triangulating an eastside center

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Years from now, the south Triangle area in east Lincoln County could possibly be known by another name. Downtown. After months of study, members of a committee appointed to steer the future development of the existing N.C. 16 corridor recommended the area as a possible location for a future town…

Cronin leads flock of seniors for ambitious Eagles squad

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DENVER — Lincoln Charter School senior forward Dylan Cronin’s boys basketball team won the conference title last seasons, with the senior being named conference player of the year. But Cronin recently said this year’s the team can be even better. “I want to win the conference championship,” he said. “I’d…

Acupuncture clinic works to promote Chinese healing

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After learning about acupuncture through a martial arts class, Abe Rummage was hooked. “A lot of martial arts teachers require that we know a solid amount of healing arts. It got me interested in anatomy, physiology and health,” he said. While working as a massage therapist, Rummage enrolled in the…

Rock Springs drama club set to ‘Paint the Town’

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The Rock Springs Elementary School drama club will present, Paint the Town December, on Dec. 18 at the school’s PTO assembly. Under the direction of Ms. Morris and Mrs. Blackwelder, drama students have been rehearsing for the last six weeks for the musical. The selections require them to sing in…

Oysters in hot water with Bethel Methodists

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Bethel United Methodist Church in Denver held its Oyster Stew Night last Saturday. According to Junior Barkley, a church member who helps organize the annual event, Oyster Stew Night has become a unique tradition at Bethel UMC. “I’m going to say it’s approximately 30 years,” Barkley said of how long…