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New N.C. 16 could affect number of accidents

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Plans for a new highway in eastern Lincoln County could possibly have one unwanted side-effect: to increase accident rates on Denver’s existing traffic artery. The number of wrecks along old N.C. 16 held constant for the past five years despite a significant increase in traffic volume, state records show. Since…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Are you concerned about crime in eastern Lincoln County? Michael Lyons, Westport: “I don’t think there’s a lot of crime. The few things that have happened here, the sheriff’s handled it very expeditiously. The fact they notified the residents absolutely amazed me because I’m from New York and that never…

Lady Knights pitcher grows into top role

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights softball team is a fairly young team, to say the least, with five freshmen and four sophomores. Freshman Addy Pound is starting to be relied upon for her versatility as her role to the team increases. “Being a freshman, you can see her role increase…

Around Town 4/2/2008

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FOOD SALE The West Lincoln Ladies Class of the Fairview Baptist Church will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and beverages 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Henderson Sales Co., corner of N.C. 27 west and Lackey Road. 4-H YARD SALE A 4-H yard sale will be held 8 a.m.…

Flower business blooming for Purple Petal

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The Purple Petal Florist in Denver offers customers a large selection of flowers for almost any occasion. The Purple Petal has been serving Denver residents for almost 20 years, said Jane Brown, store owner. Brown says that her daughter was the inspiration for opening her own flower shop. “I started…

Around Town 3/31/2008

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HEALTHY LIVING The 15th Annual Healthy Living Series Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at the East Lincoln Community Center and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Guest speakers will address medication management, exercise, stress management, nutrition and…

Adventures of Nature Boy

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Main Street program gets accredited again

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For the 10th consecutive year, the City of Lincolnton has been named an accredited National Main Street Program by the National Main Street Trust Center. Lincolnton has also been recognized as a North Carolina Main Street City once again, a designation the city has held since 1995. “The North Carolina…

Home destroyed in Saturday fire

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A lightning strike early Saturday morning could be the cause of a fire that left a home in ruins. “It’s still under investigation, but neighbors reported that lightning was seen in the area,” said Susan Spake, director of Lincoln County Emergency Management. Spake says that the fire at 3529 Crouse…

Winston-Salem singer wins vocal competition

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Marvin Kehler of Winston-Salem beat out 12 competitors and took home a $1,500 cash prize at the sixth annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Kehler, a native of California, recently made his debut with the Piedmont Opera as Giuseppi in “La Traviata.” The competition was founded…