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Lincolnton High School student accepted in Air Force Academy

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A Lincolnton High School student has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy and will receive a free education valued at $400,000. “I’m very excited. I’m nervous. I’m really looking forward to it,” said Nora Nordmark, 17. “All the doors are suddenly open to me. I can do anything…

Pie Day set for Jan. 27

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For those who love pie, Lincoln County’s celebration of National Pie Day is a beloved event. The members of the Extension Community Association will be handing out bite-sized pieces of some 40 pies at noon Jan. 27 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Everyone gets a bite as long…

Habitat for Humanity Restore expands

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Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County’s Restore is expanding. A new “annex” has been added to the Lincolnton store, which sells donated home items. “We’ve just outgrown what we had in the old building,” said Ren Johnson, affiliate manager of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County. The store now has…

Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church celebrates 100 years of faith

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In its 100 years of operation, Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church in Maiden has changed relatively little. “It’s not anything special,” said the Rev. Robert Combs, who has been at the church for four years. “It’s just an community of ordinary hard-working people who love their church and have used…

County notebook

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Below is a roundup of some of the issues covered by the Lincoln County commissioners during their meeting Monday, which were not addressed in Wednesday’s articles. Killian Creek use OK’d Commissioners unanimously accepted County Manager George Wood’s proposed sewer flow allocation policy for the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, which…

Johnson teaches Lady Knights life lessons

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PUMPKIN CENTER — First-year Lady Knights’ varsity basketball head coach David Johnson has made a positive impact for the North Lincoln team both on and off the basketball court this season. Already with a 10-6 overall and 7-1 in 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference place, good enough for sole possession of…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“How much influence should county commissioners have on the independent group appointed to study N.C. 16 while they do their review?” Robert Tintze, Denver: “They should have quite a bit of input. Sure, why not, to keep regulations.” Blair Olmstead, Denver: “Directly, no, because they appointed a panel for it.…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association is hosting a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church in Denver. Guest speaker Chip Scholz will attend. Cost is $11. DSS satellite office opening A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Jan.…

Truck’s weave linked to weed

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A Lincolnton man faces drug-related charges after deputies said they found more than 30 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop. A vehicle driven by Bradley Clifford Hunter, 22, was pulled over Monday on Buffalo Shoals Road for weaving in traffic, sheriff’s investigators said. When investigators requested consent to search…

Around Town 1/14/2009

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MUSIC CLASSES Emmanuel Reformed Church will hold music-reading classes for beginners 6:30 to 7 p.m. this evening. Classes will also be held Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 Adults are welcome to attend. PROGRAM St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 321 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, will prevent A Basic Exploration of Christianity in…