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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…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Foreclosure seminar Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will hold a seminar on helping avoid and weather a foreclosure from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 in Denver at the Shanklin Library. The event is free but reservations are encouraged. Call (704) 736-8461. Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeeper…

Fundraisers scheduled to benefit Surrender House

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Although Surrender House received much fanfare and loud resistance when it first opened nearly a year ago, it has since dropped from public consciousness. “A lot of people still don’t know about us,” said Linda Shaffer, executive director of the non-profit. Surrender House serves as a halfway house for eight…

Coming Up

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n Homegrown cookin’: Blake Dewey, owner of Pomodoro’s Restaurant in Mooresville, plans to put his culinary artistry on display this Saturday at the Denver Farmers Market. Foodies can catch his cooking lesson beginning at 9 a.m. The Denver Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. each Saturday at Rock Springs Elementary…