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Cat Square residents remember term

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They don’t preside over City Council meetings or hold public hearings. You won’t see them clutching large scissors at a ribbon-cutting event. And, no, there won’t even be political signs bearing their names. But the mayor of Cat Square does have a major responsibility and it’s one that only a…

Touring homes by starlight

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This year’s Star Light Tour of Homes features four private homes, a church, a business and the Lincoln Cultural Center. “A lot of (the houses are chosen through) word of mouth,” said Mary Jane Howard, executive director of the Lincoln Arts Council. “Some people volunteer. Some people we get down…

Local children to sing with state symphony

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The North Carolina Symphony will be presenting its annual Lincoln County Holiday Pops concert Thursday, which features young, local talent. “There’s just something about children’s voices at Christmas time — they’re just so clear, and you just see the excitement in their faces,” said Adair Cantwell, co-chairwoman of the Lincoln…

Foster parents complete family

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Although they already had two sons, Rem and Ginger Rogers always knew they wanted to adopt. They considered international adoption but decided they wanted provide a home for a local child in need. “You’re so naпve at the beginning,” said Ginger. “You think ‘Hey, I need a kid. There’s lots…

Christmas music to fill Emmanuel Lutheran

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Friends of Music at Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting a Puddingstone Christmas on Monday. Puddingstone, an ensemble based out of Lenoir, has performed regularly in Old Salem and the Biltmore House in Asheville. “They’re known for using many different instruments of Renaissance and Celtic nature and they make their…

Prelude to the holidays

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Parade participants

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Denver resident recalls meeting Supreme Court justice Ginsburg

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CORNELIUS– Following an incident that occurred with a national insurance company when she was a paralegal, as well as at the urging of her husband, Eddie Knox, the 1984 gubernatorial candidate, Denver resident Frances Knox decided to go back to law school. The case was a property damage case in…

Go fish!

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West Norman incorporation issue alive but barely in east Lincoln

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The issue of incorporating West Norman — also known as part of eastern Lincoln County — is not dead, at least in the eyes of the county’s Democratic Men’s Club. At a recent monthly meeting in Denver, conversation centered around the failed 2001 attempt to incorporate an area bordered on…