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Taking Action

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Rachel Watkins, an artist living on N.C. 18 in western Lincoln County, created protest art on her lawn after several wrecks occurred in front of her home. After many phone calls, Watkins has received a speed checker from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. She has also been told by officials…

Dancing in the Streets

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Super Glide coaxed children and adults to dance in the streets Thursday night for the Alive After Five concert. The band played as the sun set behind the court house. (Right) Ruth Beal played the tambourine and danced with friends. (Below) Toni Espanoza pulled double duty by feeding her daughter,…

BBQ cook brings secret recipe to Denver

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Asheville native Gary McClure knew that Denver needed an upscale restaurant with a family atmosphere. His quest then began to open a restaurant that everyone could enjoy. Curly’s BBQ in Denver opened in early August and is already off to a rip-roaring start, says McClure. He brought the barbecue recipe…

Chamber will hold first Business Expo

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It will be the first Business Expo for Lincoln County. Sponsored by the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the Oct. 21 Expo expects to feature some 40 businesses ranging from healthcare to real estate and retail services. It will be held at the James W. Warren Citizen Center in Lincolnton.…

Youth Quest

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A group from Redemption Outreach Center in Lincolnton attended Youth Quest 2004 July 19-23 in Daytona, Fla. Local teens Hannah Reynolds and Jay Goodman competed. Reynolds received third place in the nationals in communication arts, short sermon; and Goodman received first place in nationals in creative arts, photography. Joining in…

Missing boy found unharmed

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CHERRYVILLE — A 12-year-old child reported missing from school at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, was found unharmed on Tuesday. Cherryville police were notified on Monday that the boy was missing from John Chavis Middle School. The five-foot, 92-pound boy had had last been seen leaving the school. Authorities set…

Goodwill store seeks volunteers

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A local non-profit organization is asking for residents’ help. Lincolnton’s Goodwill retail store needs volunteers to help sort donated clothing and household items, hang clothing on hangers, display clothing on sales racks, organize sales displays and help donors with donations. The store, located at 510 Vaughn Way in Lincolnton, is…

Still `Fit` after all this time

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Fit Dimension is celebrating their 11-year anniversary and is opening their doors to the local community. During the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 4, the community can come and experience a the facility for free. This is being done also in honor of the great athletes of the Olympic…

ELPAC to continue interviews

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee (ELPAC) is gearing up for another set of candidate interviews after completing meetings with Republican candidates for county commissioner. “We hope to be able to identify the good and qualified candidates to help educate the voter,” Judy Browne, chairwoman of ELPAC, said. “One of…

LEDA group to focus on Denver

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The Lincoln Economic Development Association now has a presence in the east Lincoln area. LEDA’a newly formed group, the East Lincoln Advisory Committee, will assist in bringing businesses to the Denver area. “This has been something that the board determined they needed to do back at the retreat in January,”…