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SHORELINE EDUCATION—Star Struck dancers focus on practice

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School’s out for the summer. For some, it’s a time for catching up on sleep and the latest shows on MTV. For others, like dancers at Star Struck Dance Studio in Lincolnton, summer is a time to catch up on practice. “If they get out for long, they lose their…

SHORELINE BUSINESS—Dilworth’s has15 locations in three states

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Coffee lovers can seek refuge at the trendy Dilworth Coffeehouse in Denver. The Charlotte-based coffee house opened in 1993 on East Boulevard. Today, Dilworth Coffee has 15 independently owned and operated locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Rick Sarver and his wife, DeAnn, opened locations in Denver and…

Around Town 7/9/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 that will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language, a snack and free play. An after-school program for elementary-aged children…

SHORELINE RELIGION—Hill’s Chapel kids ride in July 4th parade

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On the Fourth of July, the children of Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located on N.C. 16 in Stanley, got a chance to strut their patriotic stuff in a very special parade. “It’s the first time,” church youth leader and parade organizer Kristen Edwards said of the event. For Edwards,…

R Fashion Grand Opening

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SHORELINE SPORTS—Dirt bike racer makes events a family affair

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When people think of dirt bike racing, the first name that comes to mind is Travis Pastrana, but one Denver man is enjoying the ride for as long as he can. John Giles has been racing for 19 years through the North Carolina Hare Scrambles Association. He recently finished second…

Local dancers earn national titles

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Alternative Steps Dance Studio in Lincolnton brought home national titles after competing this weekend at the Dance Machine National Performing Arts Championship. The four-day competition was held in Wilkesboro. Students won 16 national awards and four overall awards, including third place overall for a clogging routine, “Girlfriend,” second place overall…

SHORELINE 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 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. July 17 at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation will host…

Break-ins prompt warning

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Sheriff’s officials are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuable items after a rash of break-ins this weekend in the Cowans Ford area. From electronics and computers to clothing, suspects took a wide variety of items from at least five vehicles parked on Turnberry Lane and Club Drive…

Third-graders learn about Junior Achievement

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During the 2007-08 school year, volunteers from the community taught all third-grade classes in Lincoln County about business. Volunteers worked through the Junior Achievement program, teaching children seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and character, financial literacy and career development. Lincoln County volunteers also taught students about…