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Conference set to empower area women

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There’s an event coming to Denver United Methodist Church that could have a big impact on local women. Armed and Dangerous, Turning Worriers into Warriors: A Women’s Conference for Confident Growth will take place at 9 a.m. April 19 in the church’s new Family Life Center. “Our pastor said he…

Lincoln YMCA hosts Healthy Kids Day

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA hopes to improve the health of local families with a day devoted to safety, nutrition and exercise. Healthy Kids Day will take place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the YMCA’s parking lot. There will 15 vendors, fire trucks, police cars, cheerleaders performing stunts, a…

Isenberg hard at work, on and off trail

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Keith Isenberg, a competitive cyclist, wanted a career that he could be passionate about, on and off the trail. In 2007, Isenberg, his mother Robin, and wife, Tree, opened Blood, Sweat, and Gears, Cycle and Skate Shop in Denver. Blood, Sweat, and Gears, sells a large selection of bicycles, skateboards,…

50th Anniversary

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East Lincoln`s horticulture class motivated

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East Lincoln High School’s horticulture class has come a long way in three years – literally, from the ground up. Shane Norris, East Lincoln’s third-year horticulture teacher, said juniors and seniors have been present from the program’s building of its greenhouse to the plant sale it’s having now. “It’s been…

Derby Winners

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No changes in dispute over turn lane for charter school

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A dispute over land for a proposed turn lane at the new Lincoln Charter School facility off N.C. 16 remains in limbo. Commissioner Bruce Carlton said he would work to shut down the school by August unless a deal was reached compensating homeowners and businesses for roadside parcels near Galway…

Charter School sophomore sells art

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Wes McLawhorn is selling his art already, and he hasn’t finished high school yet. The Lincoln Charter School sophomore “created a sculpture out of discarded car parts,” his art teacher, Nina Cartee, said. While on display at the Plaza-Midwood Kids’ Art Crawl, Wes sold the piece to an architect and…

Pumpkin Center, Iron Station in line for school bond aid

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Iron Station Elementary and the Pumpkin Center Schools are slated to receive $3.18 million of the $44.6 million school bond if voters approve it May 6. Iron Station expects an 8,000 square-foot addition with six classrooms, a teacher workroom and restrooms. Along with the addition will be furniture, updated technology,…

West Lincoln horn player qualifies for All-State Band

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Beth Qualls has played baritone horn in high school band for only a year and a half, but she is the only West Lincoln High School student who qualified for the All-State Band. Qualls, a sophomore, not only will be the sole representative of her school; she also will play…