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Board upholds Verizon order

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The Lincoln County Board of Adjustment voted unanimously Monday to uphold the county zoning administrator’s decision requiring Verizon to make revisions to its Catawba Springs Promenade building. The decision calls for Verizon to change the front and sides of its store to be more than 50 percent brick. Rampart L.L.C.…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Mel Campbell, Westport: “I’ve only been a resident for more than a year now. I think they are good for security, but they are probably not needed.” Juanita Hoke, Denver: “It just depends on what the people who live there want. It doesn’t really fit in because Lincoln County is…

Denver church starts service for children

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There’s something new at Denver United Methodist Church, and it’s all about the kids. “We have children’s worship every Sunday morning at 10:30,” Kristi Johnsen, director of children’s ministries and wife of Rev. Jeff Johnsen said of Denver UMC’s G-Force. G-Force, or God’s Force, is a play on “the force”…

400 expected to bicycle for Sally’s Y fund

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When Keith Isenberg heard that Sally’s Y was close to its fundraising finish line, the 31-year-old co-owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, knew he wanted to help. Though he couldn’t afford the estimated $1 million check needed to close the final gap for the…

Sixth-graders learn about pi calculations

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Students meet the number “pi,” a mathematical constant symbolized by “р” to calculate the geometry of circles. They quickly relate the circular nature of pi’s homophone, a pie, to the number. Sixth-graders at East Lincoln Middle School had the privilege of learning about pi by measuring pies on the day…

Around Town 3/26/2008

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INDOOR YARD SALE Outreach Ministries will sponsor an indoor yard sale from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Messiah United Methodist Church, N.C. 27 West. Baked goods will be available. SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-09 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday.…

Around Town 3/24/2008

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QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets 10 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of each month at the Lincoln County Senior Center, located at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen St., Lincolnton. Annual dues are $15. Guild members are there to teach and encourage those interested…

Paying his way paid off

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When George Edwards was around 13 years old, he got his first job. It wasn’t because he was ready to enter the working world. It was because he wanted to go to college. “I told my mom when I was in eighth grade I wanted to go to college,” said…

60th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Putnam will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 27. They were married in 1948 at High Shoals Church of God. They have two children, Melissa Groves and husband Lee of Dallas and Randy Putnam and wife Debra of Vale. Grandchildren are Tara, Jacob and Noble. Step-grandchildren…

Rock Springs in line for $1.6 million

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If Lincoln County’s $44.6 million bond passes in May, Rock Springs Elementary in Denver would receive $1,605,350. In addition to more space, the school also needs extensive repairs. Rock Springs’ proposed 8,000-square-foot addition is not just needed – it’s legally required. At 111 percent enrollment capacity, Rock Springs is the…