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n DFD yearly meeting: The Denver Fire Department will host its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at its headquarters on N.C. 16 in Denver. Chief Jay Flynn will give an overview of last year and next year. The department will also install a new board of directors. The meeting…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Wayne’s monthly feasts Wayne’s second Friday monthly feast will be 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant on N.C. 150 in Denver. The meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Michael and Dr. Amanda Barker Assell with Advanced Family Eye Care. The cost is $6 per person. For…

Around Town 11/12/2008

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MEETING Lincoln County Retired School Personnel, a division of NCAE, will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ryan’s in Lincolnton. The guest speakers, retired principals Steve and Sarah Miller, will discuss their annual summer volunteer work on the National Elk Refuge near Jackson Hole, Wyo. All retired school personnel are invited…

Nail salon opens second location, plans for third

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After the recent opening her second nail salon, Vi Phantirath said she couldn’t be happier with its success. In 2006, Phantirath opened Just For You Salon and Spa in at the Westport Shopping Center on N.C. 16. “I had been in this business for several years and saw the need…

Betty Ross Park has long history

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Before playgrounds and hiking trails, baseball was life at what is now Betty G. Ross Park. Growing up in the Glenn Mills community, Lincoln County Historical Coordinator Darrell Harkey said he spent “a good deal” of his childhood at the ballpark. “Back then we called it the Horseshoe,” he said.…

Keeping watch on water quality

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A new campaign trains residents to police poor construction practices that contribute to harmful soil erosion. The first results in Lincoln County are becoming visible. Since July, local residents sent a dozen reports to Natural Resources Department officials detailing problems with construction entrances, silt fences, dirt-filled screens and other drainage…

Mom gets athlete involved with son’s cause

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For years, Lincolnton resident Joy Roche wrote letters to celebrities trying to raise awareness about a cause she truly believes in. Last November, she finally got a response. Because of Roche’s efforts, Curtis Martin, a former NFL player for the New York Jets, paid a visit to the RHA Howell…

New owners for bar and grill after ‘swingers’ controversy

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A Denver bar and grill that sparked controversy in September after hosting a party for swingers has been sold. Joseph Caplan and Craig Lett Monday said they purchased Shooter’s Bar and Grill on N.C. 16 last week from the previous owner, Todd Owen. The business drew headlines after county officials…

Special Olympics training

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Several local Special Olympians got in some bocce ball practice last week at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. From above are Jonathan Evans, and Katherine Grace Martin. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“How do you think the outcome of the County Commission races will affect east Lincoln County?” Doug Haney, Denver: “As far as for this area still holding three seats, it’s definitely going to help this side of town. I actually voted for Leroy Buff (of Lincolnton, who lost). He was…