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Community rallied around stylist

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Kristy Smith, an honorary survivor for this year’s Lincolnton Relay for Life, feels compelled to support the cause. A survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she knows how important a community can be to recovery. “It’s so great being a part of a small town like Lincolnton when it comes to things…

100th Birthday

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4-H Talent and Fashion Show

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Pictured right are fashion winners Erynn Chambers, who took home first place, and Emily Sherrill, who won second place. Pictured right are fashion junior winners Darlene Mejia, third place; Chelsea Mills, first place and Ruth Perkins, second place.…

Attendance low day after school was locked down

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About 38 percent of students at West Lincoln Middle School were absent from classes Thursday following the discovery of an alleged hit list. “Everything went smoothly yesterday but we’re still going to be cautious,” said Belinda Branson, special project coordinator for Lincoln County Schools. “The kids were in good spirits…

Benefit planned for ‘Sack’ Morrell

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Farrell “Sack” Morrell is the kind of guy who doesn’t hesitate to help a friend in need. Now, his friends are doing the same for him. Morrell was diagnosed with brain cancer on July 19, 2007. He had surgery to remove a tumor last November at M.D. Anderson Hospital in…

Farmers market to open in Denver

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Amy Foster kneels in her garden taking inventory days before the Lincoln County Farmers Market at Denver bustles to life for its second season. Her hands brush over leeks and beets, four different types of broccoli, butter-crunch lettuce and a variety of radish called Giants of Sicily. In a nearby…

Annual lake safety classes are Saturday

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When the Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron launches its annual safety classes this Saturday, a favorite former commander won’t be there to steer the ship. After battling illness for several years, Jack Morgan, 81, died March 30 in Lenoir. Although he left the Denver community in 2006, the avid…

Coming UP

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n Vote May 6: From presidential candidates to local commissioner seats, don’t forget to get out and vote on Tuesday, May 6. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close 7:30 p.m. Voters can check polling places and other information by visiting www.sboe.state.nc.us. For more information, call (704) 736-8480. n Vote…

Question Of The Week

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Eric Hagler, Denver: “I’d say it would be a very small portion of the qualifications I would look at. I think it sets up too many opportunities for disagreement. I don’t think you should set one side of the county against the other. I think you’ve got to look at…

Around Town 4/30/2008

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FUNDRAISER Howards Creek’s annual yard sale, bake sale and silent auction from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Howards Creek Community Center. Proceeds will be used for building and grounds maintenance. Beverages will be available for sale. The center is five miles west of Lincolnton off N.C.…