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Westport club work to begin

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Preconstruction is scheduled to begin this week on a new $2.5 million clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts, part of an ongoing facelift in recent years of amenities in the Westport neighborhood. The existing Westport Community Club is scheduled for an auction and demolition by Oct. 19 and grading could…

Rhyne Competition opens Friday

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Entries in this year’s Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition have more than doubled those entered last year. “This year we have [more] artists and entries than [in] all the previous years,” Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County, which is funding the show, said. More than 50…

Denver Fire Department celebrates 50th

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They have answered more than 10,000 recorded calls, helped save countless lives and protected millions of dollars of property in the first 50 years of service Before they charge headlong into the next five decades, however, the men and women of the Denver Fire Department will pause this Saturday and…

New classes at YMCA

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA will host a Faster and Farther Swim Class for children ages 7 and up. The class is designed to help kids improve their swim stroke and increase endurance. The YMCA will also be offering water aerobics to members and nonmembers from 9 a.m. to 9:45…

North Lincoln freshman sees patience as key

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Sometimes players have to be patient in order to accomplish a long-time goal. Others just naturally have talent and shine along the way. Shaunasie Perkins, a freshman on the North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis team, hopes both hold true as she tries to accomplish her goal of…

85th birthday

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Denver gets taste of N.Y. in upscale bar

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Wanting to bring something new and different to Denver, Flavia and Scott Stewart recently opened Neat, an upscale martini and tapas bar. “ … There are a lot of sports bars in the area and they’re great. But we wanted to give our customers a feel as if they were…

Voter registration deadlines loom

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The Nov. 4 election is approaching fast and so are several important deadlines. The last day to register to vote is Friday. All registration forms sent via mail must be postmarked by Friday at the latest. Registration forms can be found at most local post offices or libraries and online…

North Lincoln teacher pushes ag-sciences

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North Lincoln High School teacher Shane Norris wants to get the word out that today’s agricultural sciences curriculum is diverse, relevant and cutting edge. Norris is in his fourth year as ag-sciences instructor and FFA (Future Farmers of America) program head for North Lincoln. Although he originally considered a career…

New sewer plant process advances

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State officials last week issued comments on draft plans to build a new $22 million sewer plant in southeast Lincoln County, one of the remaining hurdles to building the much-anticipated project. North Carolina Department of Natural Resources officials issued three pages of corrections and clarifications for the plant plans, Lincoln…