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Denver churches preparing for Bible schools

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A week of lessons, crafts, snacks and activities for masses of children is no small feat, so Denver churches already have begun to plan their Vacation Bible Schools. Kristi Johnsen of Denver United Methodist Church said they already are using props for Vacation Bible School. “We are doing a children’s…

Bus runs scheduled

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Looking for a way to save money on gas? Transportation Lincoln County now offers a public bus route that makes it easier and more affordable for people to get around town. Roger Huffman, transportation coordinator for Transportation Lincoln County, said that the route will start at Bailey Springs Apartments and…

Lincoln gets $500,000 grant for park

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Lincoln County cleared the first hurdle in purchasing a 116-acre park in Denver when it was awarded a $500,000 grant from the state Friday. Out of 89 grant applications with the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, the proposed Rock Springs Park project scored first overall, according to Irma…

Exchange student policy may change

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The policy committee of the Lincoln County Board of Education plans to recommend an amendment to its exchange student policy. The current policy requires host families to have a student in high school, since exchange students usually are between the ages of 14 and 18. Monday evening, the policy committee…

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. on June 12. The event will feature music, heavy snacks and two drinks followed by a cash bar.…

ATV flips, seriously injures man

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A 25-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday after an all-terrain vehicle he was driving flipped and landed on top of him. The accident occurred in a wooded area off of N.C. 27. The driver’s name has not been released. “He was traveling at a low rate of speed and suffered…

Eli astounded parents early

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Eli Hager had both legs amputated at the age of nine months, and doctors said he would never sit up. Now 9 years old and in third grade at Lincoln Charter School, Eli not only sits, but he also water skis, plays tennis, golfs, cycles and kayaks, among many other…

Education Briefs

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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center at Lincoln has expanded scholarship offerings to include two new scholarships in programs for pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology. CMC-Lincoln has awarded several annual $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in degreed clinical healthcare programs. For more information, contact human resources at…

For Piecemakers, it`s about learning

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In May 2001, three local ladies, Chris Blankenship, Vicki McBryde and Mary Breakfield, decided to start a group dedicated to the art they all love: the art of quilting. The threesome had gone to a quilt show in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and on the way back, McBryde’s friends kept hounding…

Tobacco-less policy in Lincoln schools begins on July 1

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The 100 Percent Tobacco Free policy Lincoln County Schools recently adopted will go into effect July 1. Although schools have discouraged the use of tobacco on campus for years, teachers have been allowed cigarette breaks, and those of legal age have been allowed to smoke at outdoor extra-curricular events, like…