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Habitat for Humanity Home Store in process of expanding

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Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County has two houses under construction, a new chairwoman and a soon-to-be-expanded store. According to Mitzi Malcolm, chairwoman, all this activity is a welcome change. “Habitat hasn’t done a whole lot for Lincoln County up until a year and a half ago,” she said. It…

SHORELINE SPORTS
North Lincoln senior finally is comfortable

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North Lincoln senior Kelly Skinner has gone through three coaches in four years and finally started to get comfortable in her last year under head coach Beth Pressley. “Finally having [Beth] Pressley the second year around we were getting comfortable. She knew our skills and that helped us with who…

Passing the torch

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SHORELINE RELIGION
Denver churches preparing for Bible schools

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A week of lessons, crafts, snacks and activities for masses of children is no small feat, so Denver churches already have begun to plan their Vacation Bible Schools. Kristi Johnsen of Denver United Methodist Church said they already are using props for Vacation Bible School. “We are doing a children’s…

Bus runs scheduled

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Looking for a way to save money on gas? Transportation Lincoln County now offers a public bus route that makes it easier and more affordable for people to get around town. Roger Huffman, transportation coordinator for Transportation Lincoln County, said that the route will start at Bailey Springs Apartments and…

Lincoln gets $500,000 grant for park

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Lincoln County cleared the first hurdle in purchasing a 116-acre park in Denver when it was awarded a $500,000 grant from the state Friday. Out of 89 grant applications with the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, the proposed Rock Springs Park project scored first overall, according to Irma…

Exchange student policy may change

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The policy committee of the Lincoln County Board of Education plans to recommend an amendment to its exchange student policy. The current policy requires host families to have a student in high school, since exchange students usually are between the ages of 14 and 18. Monday evening, the policy committee…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours cruise The Denver Area Business Association will hold a special after-hours with a yacht charter on Lake Norman. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 12. The event will feature music, heavy snacks and two drinks followed by a cash bar.…

ATV flips, seriously injures man

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A 25-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday after an all-terrain vehicle he was driving flipped and landed on top of him. The accident occurred in a wooded area off of N.C. 27. The driver’s name has not been released. “He was traveling at a low rate of speed and suffered…

No water = money lost

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It’s noon on a Tuesday and Beef O’Brady’s owner, Todd Stevermer, should be preparing for a lunch rush at his new restaurant in Denver. Instead, he’s turning away diners because of a lack of water. “Sorry ladies, but it’s out of our hands,” he told two women in the parking…