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‘Block House’ resists efforts to clean up site

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Residents and Sheriff’s deputies simply know it as the “Block House.” Since tenants moved out years ago, the property at 6498 McIntosh Road in Lowesville has sat empty, a magnate for prostitution and dope fiends from miles around. Weeds grew tall. A trailer home parked on the front yard was…

Question of the Week

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“Do you think the south Triangle area would be a good place to develop a downtown or town center on N.C. 16?” Tim Proctor, Denver: “I think that would be a really good idea, mostly because the way it would be situated. I live in Cornelius now, but was a…

Senior focuses on studies as she leads ladies b-ball team

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PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln Lady Knight’s basketball team is undergoing some changes this season. The biggest is new head coach David Johnson who took over for former head coach Mark Lackey. Another big change is the North Lincoln ladies team has gotten a lot younger. But one thing…

Scoopz offers new twist on ice cream

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Scoopz, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor in Denver, has put a modern twist on service. Not only does this ice cream shop sell an array of frozen treats but it also provides DVD rentals to customers. “We wanted to be a family-oriented business,” said co-owner William Morton. “Families (on-the-go) can…

‘Dump’ brings spiritual counsel to Mustangs

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His title is director of student ministries at Lucia Baptist Church, but most people call him “Dump,” a nickname bestowed on him by his mother. To players on the East Lincoln High School football team, however, he has another name: Chaplain. Over the past four years, Anthony “Dump” Harper has…

Around Town 11/24/2008

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SUPPORT GROUP Denver Diabetes Support Group will hold the program “Healthy Eating Through the Holidays” 6 p.m. today at Catawba Springs Commons, 275 N.C. 16 N., Suite 204 in Denver. The program, sponsored by CMC- Lincoln Diabetes Education and Self-Management Program, is free to the public. No registration is required.…

Students make, sell paper chains for charity

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Lincolnton Middle School ESL (English as a Second Language) students formed a chain for charity using small strips of construction paper linked by large doses of compassion. Under the guidance of ESL instructor, Cathy Treherne, ESL classes researched the “Save the Children” foundation benefiting children in Africa orphaned by the…

Ending academy with a ride-along

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final weekly installment by staff writer Lisa Brown as she went through the Citizens Police Academy training. Well, this is it. My final column about the Citizens Police Academy. I can’t believe 11 weeks have gone by so fast. I can’t even tell you how…

New gift shop opens in Cultural Center

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The Lincoln Cultural Center’s gift shop has a new look, a new name and new owners. The Last Picasso had its grand opening Tuesday. The newly-privatized shop is owned by Lincoln County artists Kae Wright and Dene Smith. “We can be good for the Cultural Center and the Cultural Center…

Girls set to sing national anthem

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All of Gardner-Webb University’s basketball games will be opened with the voices of students from Lincolnton’s Amazing Grace Music Academy. “They’re filling the bill for the whole season,” Sharon Atkinson, owner of Amazing Grace, said. Nicolette Glaspey, Libby Henderson, Caitlin Reel, Leah Atkinson, Carson Sain and Danielle Flowers will be…