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Youth take on demons, drugs and alcohol

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Tonight at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, a group of kids will turn into demons, drug users and alcohol abusers. And they hope other area teens will come to watch it all go down. It’s all part of “The Altar Chronicles,” a series of skits they’ll perform as part of West…

Softball tournament draws crowd

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West Lincoln Optimist Park was crowded with vans and buses this past week as girls from across the state came to play in the North Carolina Dixie State Softball Tournament. This is the second year the park has hosted the event. “We did such a good job hosting it two…

Twisting and tucking champions

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Northerner moves South, opens shop

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Former bed and breakfast owner Judy Armstrong brought her love of flowers to the South when she moved to North Carolina three years ago. “I had a flower shop and bed and breakfast called Arbor Rose in Alton, Ill.,” Armstrong said. After moving to Denver, Armstrong realized how much she…

55th Anniversary

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Robert “Bob” Auton and Irene Gilbert Auton recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Bob is a retired truck driver and Irene is a retired textile worker. They met at Union School. They have four children, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. They will celebrate with their family and friends Aug. 9…

Denver troop learns basics of orienteering

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Boy Scout Troop 83 in Denver learned the skills of orienteering last week. Some of the Scouts recently received their tenderfoot badge as they crossed over the bridge from Cub Scout to Boy Scout. Part of their ranking process was to learn about the method of orienteering. Orienteering teaches the…

50th anniversary

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Baptist Church offers variety of programs

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The preschool at Westport Baptist Church has had many children pass through its doors in the past two decades. “It’s the oldest Christian church preschool in the Denver area,” Susie Sherrill, senior administrative assistant for Westport, said. The church is now registering new students for the program, which Sherrill says…

Commissioners approve planning board appointments

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A semi-retired engineer, an attorney and a banker will fill three seats open on the nine-member Lincoln County Planning Board, which oversees how the county grows. Lincoln County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday for the appointments of Gary Garlow to the Catawba Springs Township seat, Keith Johnson to the Ironton Township…