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New agent on board

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There’s a new face at the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. Libby Yarbor, 24, is the new area agricultural extension agent. “This is something I wanted to do,” she said. “I get to work with the community and work with agriculture at the same time.” Yale started at the extension Aug.…

Waitresses walk in support of cause

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Two Linebergers Cattle Company Steak House and Saloon waitresses are walking 39 miles together for a common cause. “Anything we can do to help,” said Jen Cendejas of Lincolnton. Cendejas and her friend, Kasey Kale, who is also a waitress at the Denver restaurant, are participating in the Avon Breast…

Boy Scouts named Super Troop

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Christian Ministry plans ‘yard sale’

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is getting creative in its search for food. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Soup Kitchen parking lot, the ministry will hold a “yard sale.” Those interested can trade 10 non-perishable food items for desks, shelves, cabinets, chairs, lamps and other items…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS McGuire movie night The EnergyExplorium in Huntersville will screen “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The cove will be open for anchoring and lawn available for picnics. The event is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call (800) 777-0003. DABA luncheon The Denver Area…

ROTC cadets attend camp on leadership

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Cadets in Lincolnton High School’s Air Force ROTC program attended a six-day leadership camp in July. The Converse College Cadet Leadership School in Spartanburg, S.C., included about 175 cadets from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Chief Pratt, Lincolnton High School’s ROTC instructor said, “The school’s primary focus was…

Executive director quits Arts Council

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After 13 months on the job, the executive director of the Arts Council of Lincoln County has resigned. “I’m sad,” said Shelly Johnston, who will officially leave the job Friday. “I wake up in the morning and go ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ I am sad to leave it,…

Away and apart — Military couple reunites

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Most couples spend their first year of marriage in bliss. Spc. E-4 Andrew Quezada, 23, and Pfc. Laura Quezada, 21, spent it apart in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Afghanistan. On Aug. 10, one year ago, the Army-enlisted couple exchanged vows in a county courthouse in Clarksville, Tenn. “We…

Denver appeal showing

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More than 55,000 square feet in retail and office space will soon buzz with activity as two new strip malls and a slew of restaurants get ready to open in the coming days, weeks and months. Near the end of the fast-growing intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73, a…

Question of the Week

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“Should there be a right turn lane installed southbound on N.C. 16 in front of Lincoln Charter School at Galway Lane?” Beth Davenport, Denver: “Yes. It would be safer for everybody.” Dene Smith, Denver: “It would make sense to me if they are putting a left-hand turn lane going north,…