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Ad business invites new area residents

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Many residents new to the Denver area may experience a welcoming face at their door and a basket full of gifts. “The Welcome Basket” is a way to welcome people to the community while benefiting surrounding businesses at the same time. Welcomers Dana Dehart and Connie Whitmore, both Denver residents,…

Units drill on school crisis

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Regional officers, EMS participate at NLHS Officers train for school shooting Local law enforcement officers took over North Lincoln High School Thursday to train for a situation they hope they never have to respond to. Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincolnton Police Department, Mount Holly Police Department, Cramerton…

Flu shots offered next week

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The Lincoln County Health Department will offer flu vaccines to adults next week. Appointments are now being made for next week’s vaccinations, set for Dec. 2, 3 and 4. Recipients of the shots must be 65 years old and older; pregnant women; healthcare workers involved in patient care; or persons…

Piedmont Natural Gas to leave Lincolnton

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Piedmont Natural Gas is pulling out of Lincolnton after 39 years of serving the area. An exact date has not been set for the closing of the Sycamore Street location, but it is expected to occur in the middle of 2005. The decision to close was made as part of…

Every dog has her day

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Stonerhaven Gypsy Traveller stands proudly with her owners Merisa and Christina Stoner. The dog won “Best of Winners” in show one at the United Kennel Club event held in Charlotte. Merisa won first place for her Novice Junior Showmanship Class during each of the four shows. Contributed Photo…

Christmas spirit shipped to troops

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Children smeared glue, applied cotton balls and wrote personalized messages on Christmas cards going to troops overseas. “It’s for the army,” said Ian Yount, a 7-year-old who participated in the Lincoln County Library’s project. “Because they’ve done some good things for us.” The individualized cards will be sent to Lincoln…

Winter weather threatens outdoor pets

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As the weather becomes frigid, it’s often Fido who suffers. “Cold weather’s always an issue, especially for older pets,” said Ryan Orr, senior technician at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Stanley. Pets who do not have adequate housing can suffer during the winter months of cold, rain and snow. Some…

Lifelong struggle leads to loving home

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Alex Childers had spent his whole life going from one foster home to the next, never settling into a safe and secure family. When he was 10 years old he had already lived in a Russian orphanage, been adopted into a neglectful home and spent time in both group foster…

Building Dedication

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Participating in the dedication of the McKendree UMC Fellowship Building on Nov. 14 were (from left to right) Rev. Patricia Lewis, Gastonia District Superintendent; Rev. Deval Mason, former pastor; Rev. Thomas Sigmon, WNC Conference Director of Correctional Ministries; Rev. Randy Powell, pastor and Rev. Joe Ervin, retired director of Church…

Planners revise junk car measure

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Proposed changes to a county ordinance will not lower the number of junk cars that may be kept on one’s property, but will require they be kept out of sight, says the Lincoln County Planning Board. Board members discussed Thursday ways to revise the current ordinance on junk car ownership.…