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Engineer, DOT rep talk about N.C. 16, 73 changes

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Improvements should be coming to the busy N.C. 16-N.C. 73 intersection in Denver, says Dan Grissom, division construction engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Grissom and Jackie McSwain, another DOT representative, were guest speakers at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon, held May 7 at the…

Maiden to hold party for 125th

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An image of cake and presents may come to mind when hearing the word “birthday.” The Town of Maiden will celebrate its 125th year of establishment Saturday with not your usual party. The birthday celebration will include food, games, music, and a vintage costume contest, said Jeremy Stiles, chairman for…

Denver Fire Department receives matching funds

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The Denver Fire Department has been awarded $24,972.50 in state matching funds. On May 5, Joan Creasman, a representative from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, presented Chief Jay Flynn with a check from the Office of State Fire Marshal 2007 Rescue Grant, as well as a letter of congratulations…

North Brook students raise money with tabs

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Students at North Brook Elementary have saved about 160 pounds of pop tabs. They haven’t used their own money, though. North Brook’s effort for the Ronald McDonald House has been completely through drinking out of cans. The Ronald McDonald House collects pop tabs. The Ronald McDonald House’s official website explains…

Community Calendar / Coming Events

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA After Hours The Denver Area Business Association will hold an after hours event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at LKN Athletic Club, 7393 Advance Ave., Denver. The theme of the event is “Brighten Your Walls” and “Get Into Shape,” and the event is hosted by…

Volunteers to attend disaster training

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The First Baptist Church of Lincolnton will host hundreds of volunteers at a North Carolina Disaster Relief Training Friday and Saturday. “The gathering this weekend will be some of the sweetest-spirited people, whether they come with words or a hammer,” said the Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence of First Baptist Church..…

Lake marinas preach safety as season opens

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With boating season just around the corner, Lowry Hobbs, owner of Westport Marina, hopes his business won’t be affected too much by sky-high gasoline prices and a slumping economy. “We had a real, real busy weekend,” Hobbs said of the weekend before last. While Hobbs says the months-long drought only…

Raising funds for food

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Message given on prom night decisions

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Amid the final steaming of the dresses, remembering to refrigerate the corsage and counting seconds of class until the big night, West Lincoln High School prom-goers received a sobering experience. The school’s Students Against Drunk Driving group organized an assembly to discuss safety and good decisions with the students. The…

Around Town 5/12/2008

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SENIOR MEETING The Iron Station Seniors will meet at noon on Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled the Demonstration of Custom Designing Fabric – The Resist…