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Next generation in a family’s military tradition

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Before, it was father to son. Now it’s soldier to soldier. That’s how Denver resident and soon-to-be Lt. Col. in the North Carolina National Guard, Joe DiPento, describes his redefined relationship with stepson Eddie Guzman, after swearing in the 19-year-old last Saturday in Ft. Jackson, S.C. Guzman, a freshman at…

What if Carolina Ridge is a lost cause?

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As the future of the largest subdivision ever proposed locally looks increasingly doubtful, a wide swath of the east Lincoln County community is watching what happens next for Carolina Ridge. From school and fire officials, to business owners and residents, many said they would feel some ripple effects if national…

Therapist’s clinic begins operating in Denver

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After opening her counseling center in eastern Lincoln County, Annie Fongheiser said she is happy with the response she has gotten from the community. “Denver is a really nice area. Everyone has been friendly and very welcoming,” she said. “I really want to get to know Lincoln County and uncover…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Wexford locks of love event The Wexford House is holding a hair cut and donation event, Locks of Love, from 8 a.m. until noon Friday at their facility, 3900 Wexford Lane in Denver. Hair must be clean and the minimum length must be 10 inches long. Call (704)…

Around Town 2/11/2009

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VALENTINE’S DANCE Cooperative Extension’s Senior Citizens Council has planned an entertaining and educational program for Lincoln County Senior Citizens on Thursday. A representative from the Dept. of Insurance will be there to briefly discuss Medicare and prescription drug plans and other issues concerning health care for senior citizens. There will…

Ribbon cutting

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Auction in April

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Around Town 2/9/2009

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SCHOOL MEETING The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet 6 p.m. this evening at the Lincolnton Campus. HEALTH DEPARTMENT The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold a special-called meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department for the sole purpose of reviewing the…

100th anniversary

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Soil and Water essay winners honored

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The Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors an annual essay contest among sixth-grade students. Writing on the theme “Soil & Water —Yours for Life,” this year’s winners were recently honored by the Lincolnton Rotary club. In first place was Mikayla McDowell, who is in Stacy Pruitt’s class at…