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St. James gets landscaping, fresh painting

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Students at St. James Elementary School in Denver can expect to come back to newly landscaped grounds and a repainted school in August. The school recently received a beautification grant to do landscaping around the building. The school’s PTA helped in getting the grant. “Our PTA has done a good…

Long-time seller loves shelter

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Charlie Lingerfelt has been selling his produce to the people of Lincoln County since 1993. “I’m one of the originals,” Lingerfelt said of his time at the Lincoln County Farmers Market. When Lingerfelt first started, farming took a back seat to his job in the furniture business. Since he retired…

Church has music fest to celebrate

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On July 27, Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Stanley was transformed into a concert hall. The church held its first ever Music Extravaganza, and, according to the Rev. Val Rosenquist, pastor of Hill’s Chapel, the event was a success. “It went fantastic,” she said. “It was just a wonderful…

4-H members recognized at state level

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should there be speed limits for boats on Lake Norman?” Don Blackwell, Denver: “For pontoon boats, I think they set their own speed limits. I think 60 mph on the water in uncontrolled lanes can be an issue though.” Jean Murray, Denver: “Definitely. There are too many boats out there…

Junior Miss N.C.

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Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Friends of library presentation The Friends of the Library group will host a presentation on the non-profit LifeSpan organization and its business, Just Plain Country, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Shanklin Library in Denver. Pizza will be served. For more information, call…

Denver man organizes two benefits

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Last August, John Cutchin, a Denver resident who practices law in Newton, heard about a tragic event in which a woman lost her life due to domestic violence. This August, Cutchin has arranged two benefit concerts to raise money for a couple of groups dedicated to helping end domestic violence.…

DSS board elects Patton chairman

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Members of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services’ board of directors unanimously elected Alex Patton to a second term as chairman Tuesday. “There will be times in the coming year that I will not be here,” Patton said before voting took place. The county commissioner is running for re-election…

Sassy Cuts owner doing benefit for 2

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Lynn Causby, a western Lincoln County resident and the owner of Sassy Cuts in Dallas, is making a sacrifice to help two people in need. And one of them is someone she’s never even met. On Saturday, Causby will donate 100 percent of her salon’s profits to individuals with cancer.…