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Holy Spirit Bible school makes dramas

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Vacation Bible school at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver was a little bit different this year. Rather than being held in the evening, as it has been in the past, the annual summer event took place in the mornings of Aug. 4-8. “We had so many stay-at-home moms helping…

Boy earns black belt

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North Lincoln band plans war theme shows

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The North Lincoln High School band is making a statement about war in its show this year. “War and Peace” will feature backdrops of “scenes from war times throughout American history,” band director Neil Underwood said. Art teacher Denise Neilson and her students will design the backdrops. Underwood said the…

Time to prepare for the Apple Festival

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The community is already gearing up for the Lincoln County Apple Festival, which will take place Sept. 20 in downtown Lincolnton. Fried Pies The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will be making fried pies today through Friday and Monday through Aug. 20. Patrons were able to start ordering pies…

Environment theme evident at pet hospital

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After moving to Denver, veterinarian Lynn Reed opened an animal hospital with the environment in mind. West Shore Animal Hospital, located at 2558 N.C. 16 N., is the third facility Reed has opened in North Carolina. “I opened two animal hospitals in Asheboro and when my kids went off to…

Christian Ministry plans ‘yard sale’

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is getting creative in its search for food. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Soup Kitchen parking lot, the ministry will hold a “yard sale.” Those interested can trade 10 non-perishable food items for desks, shelves, cabinets, chairs, lamps and other items…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS McGuire movie night The EnergyExplorium in Huntersville will screen “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The cove will be open for anchoring and lawn available for picnics. The event is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call (800) 777-0003. DABA luncheon The Denver Area…

ROTC cadets attend camp on leadership

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Cadets in Lincolnton High School’s Air Force ROTC program attended a six-day leadership camp in July. The Converse College Cadet Leadership School in Spartanburg, S.C., included about 175 cadets from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Chief Pratt, Lincolnton High School’s ROTC instructor said, “The school’s primary focus was…

Executive director quits Arts Council

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After 13 months on the job, the executive director of the Arts Council of Lincoln County has resigned. “I’m sad,” said Shelly Johnston, who will officially leave the job Friday. “I wake up in the morning and go ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ I am sad to leave it,…

Away and apart — Military couple reunites

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Most couples spend their first year of marriage in bliss. Spc. E-4 Andrew Quezada, 23, and Pfc. Laura Quezada, 21, spent it apart in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Afghanistan. On Aug. 10, one year ago, the Army-enlisted couple exchanged vows in a county courthouse in Clarksville, Tenn. “We…