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14 Lincoln County schools make adequate yearly progress

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Preliminary results for schools’ Adequate Yearly Progress recently were released for Lincoln County Schools. The school system met 91.1 percent of its subgroup goals, but 58.3 percent of its goals for the entire district. Of Lincoln County’s 24 schools, 14 made adequate yearly progress, which means those 14 schools met…

Bus ridership shows huge increase

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Lincoln County’s express bus line posted its single largest increase in ridership last month since it began service to and from Charlotte in 2005, according to Charlotte Area Transit System statistics. Monthly ridership numbers skyrocketed from a record 4,211 total trips in May to nearly 5,669 trips in June, the…

No. 179 – Huge gathering of Methodists begins 2-week stand Monday

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For 178 consecutive years, Rock Springs Camp Meeting has been a gathering of biblical proportions. In spite of multiple fires, one recorded earthquake, a regional polio epidemic, occupation by Union soldiers and at least one lawsuit, the Methodist-founded gathering has consistently come together to blend music, fellowship and Christian worship…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should boaters be required to have a license on Lake Norman?” Kathy Boger, Denver: “I don’t know if they need a license, but they should be required to take a safety class. I’m a little nervous out on the lake, particularly with the power boats that fly by and with…

Around Town 7/23/2008

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CVFD MEETING The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual community meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the fire station. HOMECOMING Roseland Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at 1172 Rose Hill Drive. A covered-dish lunch…

Coach touts Locklin’s play as consistent

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Denver American Legion Post 455 had a rough American Legion baseball season. However, head coach Bruce Bolick said one player was consistent and helped guide his team to the playoffs. “He plays multiple positions. He’s not only pitched, he’s a catcher, he can play outfield, first base,” Bolick said. “And…

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…