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Bible school alters theme to Power Lab

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Vacation Bible School at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford will be a little bit different this year. “The theme this year is Power Lab,” Gina Goodson, an organizer of the Bible school, said. “We try to do a different theme every three or four years.” The church…

Hog Happenin’ professional, tailgate winners announced

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The winners of the Toyota Tundra State Championship BBQ Cook-Off at the eighth annual RE/MAX Crossroads Hog Happenin’ have been announced. The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. A total of 25 professional teams and 11 tailgate teams competed. Grand champions Professional Grand Champion – Cool Smoke…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours cruise The Denver Area Business Association will hold a special after hours with a yacht charter on Lake Norman. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and will feature music, heavy snacks and two drinks followed by a cash bar. Orrell’s Outdoor…

Public invited to reception

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host an opening reception for British Boy, American Girl 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show features the work of two emerging artists – Lydia Collier and Richard Stevenson. Collier, the American girl, paints with acrylics on…

Teacher of the Year

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Alexis fire response in question

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The Alexis Fire Department Sunday held the grand opening of its new $550,000 substation in southeast Lincoln County in an area described as “no man’s land,” by that department’s fire chief. However, whether any firefighters will be on site to respond to calls quickly could depend on the outcome of…

Crime cases crunch time for detectives

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Based out of a cramped office near Lake Norman, two Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are methodically fighting an uphill battle against crime in the eastern part of the county. Piles of paperwork and an increasing caseload spurred mostly by growth come across the neatly kept desks of detectives Darrell Hutchens,…

Coming Up

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n PGA meets NFL: The Verdict is in: The charity golf classic at Verdict Ridge Country Club June 21 and 22 should be a hit to help kids. Whether you pay $25 to sit in the gallery and see former football stars perfect their swings or $2,500 to tee off…

Question of the Week

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Should residents covered by the East Lincoln and Denver fire departments pay equal fire tax rates in next year’s fiscal budget? Mitzi Armstrong, Huntersville: “I think they should be equal because they are close to the same district. I used to live in the East Lincoln County fire district.” Don…

Around Town 6/11/2008

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FAMILY REUNION The 55th reunion of the L.W. “Lightfoot” Williams and Rebecca Bragge Hoyle family will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall in Cherryville. A business meeting will follow the picnic lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. LHS 45TH…