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Denver church puts spotlight on missions

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This summer, Denver United Methodist Church is shining the spotlight on mission work. “We have three full groups,” the Rev. Stephen Knopp, executive pastor at Denver UMC, said. One group, made up of the youth from Denver UMC, has already come back from a mission trip to Georgia. “They actually…

Water runoff studied

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The health of east Lincoln County’s waterways, drinking water quality, the future cost of housing and water and sewer plant expansions: All may be impacted by a law aimed at managing storm water runoff. And within the next few weeks and months, the lines will be drawn. County and state…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Where would you like to see a ‘downtown’ develop on the existing N.C. 16 in the next two decades, if at all? Lynne Gronning, Denver: “From a realistic standpoint, the only place I could really see it would be is down by Stacy’s Restaurant. There’s already so much development down…

Coming Up

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n Independence breakfast: Wear a flag pin on your lapel and don’t forget to bring your appetite. Webb’s Chapel United Methodist Church is hosting a breakfast this Friday, July 4, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. to raise funds for their new family life center building. Ham, bacon, eggs, biscuits,…

Tobacco-free policy in goes into effect

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In compliance with state mandate, Lincoln County Schools passed a 100 percent tobacco-free policy that went into effect Monday. During the summer of 2007, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction passed a policy mandating all local education agencies to be 100 percent tobacco free. The Lincoln County Board of…

Sheriff plans 2nd academy for citizens

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After much success in 2007, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is taking applications for its second Citizens Police Academy. The 11-week academy will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning in September. Participants will be introduced to several areas of law enforcement including patrol procedures and criminal…

Stepping out

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Record-setting crowd expected in Lincolnton

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Looking for something to do over the July Fourth weekend? Lincolnton will be having its 18th annual July Fourth celebration starting at 5 p.m. Friday. The celebration has four different programs, which include children’s activities, a parade, a ceremony and fireworks at Lincolnton High School’s football stadium. “More people are…

Old farmstead near Denver peaks interest of historians

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A farmstead possibly dating back 150 years has been discovered near Denver, within the 116 acres of land conditionally approved for purchase last month by the county for a future park. Nestled deep into the parcel in overgrowths of periwinkles and other plants, the site contains remnants of an old…

Around Town 7/2/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 that will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language, a snack and free play. An after school program for elementary-age…