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Golfers sought for rotary`s Habitat fund raiser

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The Rotary Centennial Year Golf Classic is seeking participants and sponsors for its Sept. 20 tournament at the Lincoln Country Club. The tournament, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Rotary International, will benefit Habitat for Humanity, the non-profit Christian housing ministry that already has plans for the new habitat home. A…

Wastewater no-swimming advisory lifted Monday

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A no swim advisory notice in Lincoln County caused by a wastewater spill was lifted as of Monday morning after press time. The East Lincoln Sewer District had a spill at 4584 Lakeshore Road North, Denver Friday afternoon. An estimated 10,620 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Lake Norman in…

Golfers take on disease

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Ladies dressed in pink rode around the Verdict Ridge golfcourse Monday afternoon, all to help rally for a cure for cancer. Pink hats, shorts, skirts, gloves and even golf balls adorned the grounds. Some participants were cancer survivors and others were there because cancer had touched their lives in some…

Apple Festival Preparation

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Members of the Extension and Community Association made apple butter last week in preparation for the Lincoln County Apple Festival. (From left) Rachel Rhyne, Jean Hoyle and Fairy Burton work diligently to make the sweet treat. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Grant to update LHS media center

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With the help of a $20,000 grant, Lincolnton High School hopes to update its media center in a way that serves the school’s diverse student population. “If you have modernized things for them, they’ll check it out,” said Cale Sain, a vice principal at the school. “If we want to…

Smokin` Celebration — Crouse VFD marks 35 years of fire fighting

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CROUSE — It was a 10-year-old dream, and 35 years ago it came true. The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 35th anniversary Tuesday night. The department was chartered in 1959, but it took 10 years to get the first fire truck, chief Milton Sain told the crowd gathered at…

Taking Action

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Rachel Watkins, an artist living on N.C. 18 in western Lincoln County, created protest art on her lawn after several wrecks occurred in front of her home. After many phone calls, Watkins has received a speed checker from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. She has also been told by officials…

Dancing in the Streets

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Super Glide coaxed children and adults to dance in the streets Thursday night for the Alive After Five concert. The band played as the sun set behind the court house. (Right) Ruth Beal played the tambourine and danced with friends. (Below) Toni Espanoza pulled double duty by feeding her daughter,…

BBQ cook brings secret recipe to Denver

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Asheville native Gary McClure knew that Denver needed an upscale restaurant with a family atmosphere. His quest then began to open a restaurant that everyone could enjoy. Curly’s BBQ in Denver opened in early August and is already off to a rip-roaring start, says McClure. He brought the barbecue recipe…

Chamber will hold first Business Expo

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It will be the first Business Expo for Lincoln County. Sponsored by the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the Oct. 21 Expo expects to feature some 40 businesses ranging from healthcare to real estate and retail services. It will be held at the James W. Warren Citizen Center in Lincolnton.…