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‘Muddy Water Watch’ under way

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Slide after slide, the pictures showed the immensity of the task at hand. Huge blue and brown pools of water stood in stark contrast in river and lake aerial photographs. Streams turned into brick-red swells. Mud flowed like lava from new home construction sites over ineffectual barriers. Examples like these…

Internet Connection watched

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Rows of sleek, flat-screened computers flank Freddie Smith as he demonstrates the main attraction to his new business, The Internet Connection, on N.C. 16. After swiping a phone card, a series of games pop up on the Internet with names like Texas Treasures, Classic 7’s and others. A click of…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Is housing still affordable in east Lincoln County?” Ron Keller, Iron Station: “Yes. It’s cheaper than in other counties. It’s gone up, but it’s still less expensive than the rest of the country. We have a lot of people moving here from up north.” Sue Thom, Denver: “It’s always been…

Business sells jukeboxes, arcade systems

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Before iPods and “boomboxes,” the jukebox was one of the most popular ways to listen to music. In February 2007, Rick Harrison took his love for the classic machine and opened Lake Norman Music and Games. The business, located at 1603 N.C. 16 S. in Stanley, specializes in selling and…

Clinic teaches golf swings and the game

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Five-year-olds aimed to be like Tiger Woods this week at Cowan’s Ford Country Club in Denver. For three days, children ages 5 to 12 took part in a golf clinic designed especially for beginners. “We started scheduling members on March 1 and by May 1 when I let non-members register,…

Around Town 7/16/2008

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BIBLE SCHOOL Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Road, Lincolnton, will have vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. July 21-25. Meals will be served nightly at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome and invited to attend. BENEFIT LUNCH Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church will have a benefit…

Funtimers stay active after retirements

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For the older members of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell, being retired from work doesn’t mean being retired from life. The church has a group called Funtimers, and it’s all about, well, having fun. “It’s for anybody that feels young at heart,” Elaine Cansler, who runs the program with…

Proud graduates

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Angler hooks owl, but lets him go free

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Michelle Armstrong of Denver is a local angler who competes on the Women’s Bassmaster Tour. She travels the country in search of big bass and enjoys the calmness the sport brings her. However, recently she had an encounter on the water that dubbed her a new nickname – “The Owl…

HAPPY TRAILS

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