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First National Bank celebrates

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Park’s start hailed

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Overcoming years of setbacks and close calls, state and local officials joined with residents Monday to celebrate the purchase and preservation last month of 116 acres of forested land near Denver. Now the work will begin to make Rock Springs Park a reality. A capital campaign will soon launch to…

Aspiring Eagle Scout

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Junior leads N. Lincoln volleyball

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North Lincoln junior Sydney Wilkinson excelled at volleyball last year as a sophomore and there’s no reason Lady Knights head coach Lynn Rhyne doesn’t think she can’t do it again. “She’s just a leader and I see her leading this team the whole year and next year,” Rhyne said. “She…

Two nabbed in sheriff’s raid

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A convicted felon and a fugitive from Michigan were arrested Friday after a raid by the Tactical Response Team of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department on an east Lincoln County home that resulted in the recovery of guns, drugs and money. Charles Earnest Walker, 35, of 5664 Old Plank Road…

R.E.A.D.Y. Services helps kin of deceased

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After losing a loved one, Denver resident Ginger Zaremski started a business dedicated to removing and donating items owned by a person who has deceased or moved away. R.E.A.D.Y Services, is a contracting and consulting company who helps with the “overwhelming” task of itemizing a person’s possessions for recycling or…

Elvis impersonator in show to benefit Crime Stoppers

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A renowned Elvis impersonator will soon make headlines in the Carolinas. Ryan Pelton, along with Grammy award-winning gospel group The Imperials, is scheduled to perform at the “Elvis” Holiday Tribute Show 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. “This is going to be a…

Mini-Academy uses creative curriculum

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Denver’s Mini-Academy Daycare Center has been open for nine years, but its owners have been in the childcare business for 25 years. Mini-Academy owners Vicki and Thamir Al-Hussaini also own a daycare in Mount Holly. Their daughter, Anisa Hodges, is an administrator at the Denver location. Beginning with 6-month-old infants,…

Coast to Coast to play for Alive After Five

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Coast to Coast will play at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Insurance Agency/Nationwide Insurance Alive After Five concert series in downtown Lincolnton. The performance by the Lincolnton-based band will be presented by Bank of America. The “beach, boogie and blues band” has a set list that includes “Mustang Sally,”…

‘Frazzled Female’ seminar set

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Cindi Wood knows what it’s like to be a “frazzled female.” And on Sept. 6, other women who may feel the same way will get a chance to learn from Wood how to handle the stress of everyday life. Wood will present her Frazzled Female Breakaway Seminar from 9 a.m.…