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Discarded ashes cause Denver mobile home fire

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The Denver Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire Feb. 8 off Campground Road and found a little more than they bargained for. According to the Web site www.denvervfd.com, the call of a mobile home fire on Bellwood Lane off Campground Road came in around 10:47 a.m. When the…

Lake Calendar

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BASS TOURNAMENT The 2005 American Cancer Society-Jim Ledbetter Memorial Team Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 11 at Queen’s Landing, N.C. 150, Mooresville. There will be over $11,000 in guaranteed prize money plus the big fish pot. For more information, call Bob Patrick at (828) 459-1119 or email: bobpatrick34@charter.net…

Around Town 2/22/2006

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MEDICARE Are you having trouble with choosing your Medicare Part D? Lincoln County Senior Services and the My Medicare Matters team are here to help. A few spaces are still available for March 7 sign-up day. Call (704) 732-9053 to reserve an appointment time. SENIOR TRIP A senior bus trip…

Teenage praise band releases album

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They stay away from sex, drugs and alcohol, spend time praying together and belt out songs about Jesus. The six members of Xtreme TRUTH Praise Band may not be your average rockers, but they’re definitely dedicated to the music. The group recently released their first album, “Set Me Free,” which…

Around Town 2/20/2006

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BBQ CHICKEN DINNER St. Matthews UCC will be holding a barbecue chicken dinner from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Dine-in and carry out is available. Plates cost $7 and include half a chicken, slaw, fried potatoes, pinto beans, roll and a beverage(dine-in only). LINCOLN COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS Michael Lawson, President of…

Dream date

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Grand opening and Business After Hours

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(Top photo) Hilimi Ari (center, with scissors) and Chamber of Commerce chairman Brad Rivers (right of the scissors) cut the ribbon on Lincoln Printing Services. (Photo below) Mike Williams (left) talks to Ari about some of the equipment that the company uses. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Man remembers lifetime devoted to Christianity, poetry and Lincolnton

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(This is the third story in a Black History Month series featuring profiles of Lincoln County community members) Leroy Magness spent his youth working a variety of odd jobs. Coming of age during the Great Depression, he spent time as an errand boy, janitor and even set up pins at…

Learning to eat right for a healthy heart

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It may sound simple — eat right and exercise. Living a healthy lifestyle, however, can be quite a complicated thing in modern day society. Everywhere you turn, food is processed, packaged and filled with saturated fat. Exercise now has to be scheduled. People rarely walk to work or break a…

Class cheers on Valentine`s proposal

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It had not been Heather Hammitt’s best Valentine’s Day. That morning, the Battleground Elementary School teacher had discovered several student assessments missing from her computer. To make matters worse, her boyfriend, who always called, seemed to be neglecting her. Even when she received a dozen roses at the school office,…