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Chamber directors report UDO concerns are reduced

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Members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are closer to being on board with the proposed Unified Development Ordinance after meeting last week with members of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors and Lincoln County Homebuilders Association. “It was an extremely positive meeting,” Ken Morris told…

NAACP’s scholarship event is Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge

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The public is invited to the Sam and Annie Biggers Educational Scholarship Banquet on Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club at 7322 Kidville Road in Denver. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Formal dress is optional. Proceeds go to the…

Lincoln has new strategy for animals

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East Lincoln County residents could be key in a new strategy to encourage adoption of more dogs and cats from the county’s burgeoning animal shelter. Using the network of volunteers formed in the wake of the largest animal seizure operation in county history, Animal Services officials last weekend held a…

Question Of The Week

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“How much impact do you think the Wells Fargo takeover of Wachovia and drop in earnings for Bank of America could have on east Lincoln County?” Rick Dermott, Denver: “I don’t think it will have too much impact. Wells Fargo doesn’t have a huge presence in the eastern United States.…

Around Town 10/15/2008

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POWELL REUNION The Powell family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. TUPPERWARE PARTY The women of Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church will have a fundraising Tupperware party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the church fellowship hall at 1462 Leonards Fork…

Soph helps put volleyball team on right path

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PUMPKIN CENTER — North Lincoln’s volleyball team has had its best season in school history so far this year and many different players have contributed to the team. Sophomore Addy Pound has held her own and contributed to the recent success of the Lady Knights, who currently sit tied atop…

DAR celebrates 80th anniversary

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Photographer turns passion into business

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Photography has always been a passion for Denver resident Heather Cieslinski. After moving to North Carolina from Illinois three years ago, Cieslinski decided to turn her passion into a professional career. In early 2008, Cieslinski started Heather Renee Photography at her home. “I’ve been fascinated with photography since I was…

60th Anniversary

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Meteorologist gives talk to fifth-graders

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Brad Panovich, meteorologist for Channel 36 News, the Charlotte-based NBC affiliate, talked to Pumpkin Center Intermediate School fifth-graders on Thursday. Panovich began his presentation with a history of how his interest in extreme weather began. The Ohio native credits a monster blizzard from his childhood as inspiration for a career…