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IT’S A PARTY!

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No two-bit shave and a haircut

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Businesses also hurt in wreck

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A head-on wreck that sent a local man and his two children to the hospital with serious injuries last week is taking a toll on the livelihoods of two Denver families. At the site of the morning rush hour accident, N.C. 16 near Forest Field Road, a shop called Candle…

Fire coverage plan told to residents

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Nearly 30 Sherrills Ford and Denver residents gathered Tuesday to hear details of a plan for Denver Fire Department to stop covering Catawba County next month after 50 years of service because of a funding dispute with that county. Many residents in affected areas asked questions and expressed frustration about…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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When the new N.C. 16 is completed, do you think it will help or hurt east Lincoln County? Joe Colicchio, Denver: “I think it’s going to help the businesses along the business route and I think it will help the people who live north of here to bypass all that…

Hog Happenin’s lively history

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When Brad Guth, business and community development director for the City of Lincolnton, came to town a decade ago, he brought an idea with him: Hog Happenin’. “Basically, when I came to Lincolnton 10 years ago, we were just looking for another kind of event to do,” Guth said. Guth…

Player says team played with emotion

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East Lincoln senior Katie Reel said the Lady Mustangs soccer team played out this past season a lot like the story of “Rudy.” In fact, the East Lincoln soccer team went to see the real-life Rudy give a motivational speech. “That was definitely a big thing that I’ll never forget.…

Many options for bikers Saturday

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These motorcycles were entered into the 2007 Bike Show. Entry fee into the 2008 Bike Show is $10. LTN File Photo Motorcycle enthusasists will have plenty to do at this year’s Hog Happenin. First up is the 2008 Terrell Camping Center Poker Run, which will begin at 10 a.m. in…

Notable Music gives lessons in all instruments

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“Bringing music to life for everyone” are the words Buffy Macsherry lives by. Macsherry and her husband, Stewart, opened Notable Music in 2006. The Macsherrys and five other instructors teach students of all ages how to play everything from piano to drums. “We try to cover every type of instrument…

Lincoln’s youngest philanthropist?

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Most 6-year-olds probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how they can make the world a better place. John Ari isn’t your typical 6-year-old. “When he meets you he will shake your hand and say, ‘Pleased to meet you,’” Hilmi Ari, John’s father said. And it seems the…