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Lincoln sales tax thumped

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A quarter-cent sales tax proposed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was defeated overwhelmingly in Tuesday’s primary election. The proposal, which commissioners had discussed as a means of helping pay off the county’s school debt, failed by a margin of 73.81 percent to 26.19 percent. The tax was expected…

Pulte project needs deal to reach fruition

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The fate of a 1,200-home subdivision for older adults in east Lincoln County may hinge on a compromise. Developers are willing to pay increased water and sewer connection fees required by the county, but prefer not to do it as a lump sum. Pulte Homes in February threatened to scrap…

East Lincoln Relay for Life runs Friday, Saturday

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This year’s East Lincoln Relay for Life event, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the East Lincoln High School stadium, should be a good mix of the old and the new. “Pretty much all the bands are new,” said East Lincoln Relay for Life chairwoman Melanie Leone. Also new to…

East Lincoln Relay Schedule

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East Lincoln Relay for Life Entertainment Schedule: Relay Through the Decades FRIDAY n Noon to 5 p.m.: Registration/camp up/performers. n 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Music Through the Decades, performed by Creative EJ vocalists. n 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.: Guess which decade the music is from, with Darin Henley…

Catawba Springs pupils get talk on dinosaurs

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A lesson at Catawba Springs Elementary School began with an unconventional concept: what dinosaurs taste like. John Colagrande, a former high school teacher and grandfather of second-grader Joe Zimmerman, spoke to Joe’s class about dinosaurs. In 2000, Colagrande and a former student, Larry Felder, published “In the Presence of Dinosaurs.”…

Around Town 5/7/2008

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SECOND FRIDAY FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The cost is $6 per person. This month’s program features music from E.C. Beatty. To register call Paul and Celia Deese at (704) 483-455 or (704) 483-5778. RABIES…

Church plans humorous play with message

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This weekend, the Christian Life Center at Salem United Methodist Church in Denver will be transformed into an Italian restaurant called Luigi’s, and it’s all in the name of drama. The church’s “Acts of Faith” Drama Ministry will perform “Meet Me at Luigi’s” at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Sunday. According…

Fedur opens third home for assisted living

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Seniors who are always on the go have a new place to call home. Mary Fedur recently opened her third Assisted Home Living facility in Denver. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom living facility is located on four acres of land in Ashley Cove. “It’s like living at home … but with a…

North Lincoln’s Torbet making big transition

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Junior Emily Torbet is a spirited player to say the least. She acts as the teams motivator and class clown, but North Lincoln head coach David Johnson said that ultimately she is a leader. “It’s a role she’s working into. She is a leader and everybody looks to her,” he…

Around Town 5/5/2008

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SECOND FRIDAY FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The cost is $6 per person. This month’s program features music from E.C. Beatty. To register call Paul and Celia Deese at (704) 483-455 or (704) 483-5778. RABIES…