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New cab company serves Denver area

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Cynthia Valenzuela and Mark Rosskamp have opened Denver Cab Co. after seeing a need for more transportation options in Lincoln County. “This side of the lake was thirsty for a cab service,” Rosskamp said. “We saw an opportunity here and decided to open up a business.” Denver Cab Co. offers…

Time to think about taxes

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Certified public accountant Angela Lane suggests business owners and individuals get organized as they prepare to file their 2010 taxes before April 18. “Taxes are going to go up,” she said. “The only way we can pay off the debt in this country is raising taxes, so it has to…

Completed YMCA honors memory of Clark, Jordan

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David and Jo Clark have been waiting for their vision of honoring their late daughter, Sally, to become a reality. After a five-year wait, that vision has been fulfilled with the opening of Sally’s YMCA, a 22,000-square-foot facility that brings an array of special programs to East Lincoln County. Sally’s…

Sheriff addresses ELAC

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Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter recently met with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC) to discuss issues affecting the county, particularly Denver. “This is part of my growing philosophy as your sheriff — to be open and meet with as many folks and business people…

Around Town 1/26/2011

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HOUSING AUTHORITY The Public Housing Authority will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at their office on McBee Street in Lincolnton. SOCCER SIGN-UPS Registration is underway for the 2011 Youth Spring Soccer League, sponsored by the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation. Registration will be at the William Lentz Recreation Center…

After Obama speech, GOP back to cutting spending

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WASHINGTON — Moving quickly, House Republicans are taking another whack at federal spending on the day after a State of the Union address in which President Barack Obama pronounced the country “poised for progress” and beckoned lawmakers of both parties to make job creation their common goal. “The challenges we…

Fire destroys family’s home

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A family of four was relocated Tuesday after an accidental fire destroyed their Lincolnton home. According to Lincoln County Fire Marshal Shane Calaway, firefighters responded to the residence on Morrison Houser Trail at 12:30 a.m. Howards Creek Fire Department along with Howards Creek Fire Chief Dusty Rudisill were reportedly the…

Around Town 1/24/2011

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COUNTY MEETINGS The Lincoln County Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight on the 3rd floor of the Citizens Center. The Lincoln County Board of Adjustment will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the 3rd floor of the Citizens Center. The Public Housing Authority will meet at 5:30 p.m.…

Spelling Bee champions

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Cooperative Extension selling a variety of blueberries

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Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is beginning its annual blueberry plant sale. We’re offering six different varieties this year: Brightwell — Early to mid-season ripening. Medium-large, light blue berries. Sweet flavor. Upright, vigorous growth. Consistent producer. Climax — Early ripening. Medium size berries. Sweet flavor. Upright growth with intense green foliage.…