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Mayor nominees announced

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The race to become honorary mayor of Cat Square is in full swing. A total of four Cat Square favorites were nominated Saturday at the Cat Square Superette. The winner’s sole duty will be to ride in the Cat Square Christmas Parade Dec. 13. “They are a wonderful group of…

A Place to Grow student in need of new wheel chair

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A Place to Grow may have its first dropout — a student who doesn’t have room to grow. “If his hips get much wider, I can’t fit him in it,” Sherry Reinhardt with A Place to Grow said of student Oscar Martinez. “He’s literally wedged in there.” A Place to…

Christian Ministry receives Bi-Lo grant

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The Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is $3,556 closer to its Christmas Fund goal thanks to a grant from Bi-Lo Charities. This year, the Bi-Lo Charity Classic, a golf tournament, celebrated its 25th anniversary and raised $5.6 million. Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is just one of several organizations benefiting…

Ribbon cutting

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Service honors loved ones

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Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County and Emmanuel Reformed Church will present an interfaith memorial candlelight service 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, located at 329 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. “It’s a great way to start the holiday season – by remembering those that are very near and dear,”…

Bluegrass band wins first place

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Five generations

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Abandoned animals an increasing concern

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The expanding housing crisis and rise in pet food costs are creating desperate times for Lincoln County pet owners and relief agencies. Totals for animal surrenders for the year in the county are staggering. From Jan. 1 to Nov. 24, there were 4,306 surrenders to Animal Services. Of those, 538…

Trail to link Denver artists

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Art scenes are often born around clusters of defunct warehouses and depressed downtown districts attractive for their low rents and large spaces. In suburban east Lincoln County, a much different story is unfolding. For the third year in a row this Saturday, a handful of upscale residences and local businesses…

Business group has big plans for east Lincoln

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It began as local businesses banding together against crime, but morphed into much more. Now the Denver Area Business Association has big plans on the horizon for their 10th anniversary next year — and beyond. From more networking events and presentations to revamping their Web site and shaping public policy,…