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Around Town 10/5/2007

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HOMECOMING First Christian Church, 735 Buffalo Shoals Road, will have homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. Please bring a covered dish item. Everyone is welcome. YARD SALE/FISH FRY Women Ministries of Reconciliation will sponsor the second annual Fall Yard Sale/Fish Fry beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at 445 Rhodes St., Lincolnton.…

Bikers visit country’s corners

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After traveling 18 days to all four corners of the United States, Barney Powell celebrated his 50th birthday by arriving safely at his west Lincoln home where he was surrounded by family. “I cry when I’m happy, and I cry when I’m sad, and I couldn’t do nothing but cry,”…

Denver residents sweep Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition

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Two best friends and former art teachers swept the Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition. Ginny Boyd took first place for her multi-media work “Up in Smoke” and fellow Denver resident Lynn Dermott won the second and third place prizes. Organizers of the competition were pleased with the quality of the…

Lincolnopoly supports band

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For those who love board games, band or both, North Lincoln High School has something fun to offer: Lincolnopoly. The second edition of the game (the first came out in 2004) focuses on historic Lincoln County. Proceeds go to the Band of Knight’s general fund. Some of the bands the…

Holiday Pops set for November

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Tickets for the North Carolina Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert are now on sale. “There are other venues that would love to do it, and they can only go to so many places, and so we are very, very fortunate that they come here and that we have volunteers that take…

Fundraiser to benefit schoolhouse restoration

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Bargain hunters, architectural enthusiasts, and history buffs will all find gratification at Landers Chapel Methodist Church this weekend. A fundraiser for a schoolhouse restoration will begin at 7 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Saturday at 1205 Long Shoals Rd. Participants can buy items donated for the yard sale, eat…

East Lincoln Band wins top honors

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The East Lincoln High School Mustang Band brought home multiple awards, including two Grand Championships, from the 26th Annual Albemarle Showcase of Bands Saturday. Although East Lincoln’s band is officially classified as a AAA band, they competed in the AAAA/AAAAA division to “heighten the challenge,” director Dustin Stamey said. The…

Number of dog attacks have declined in Lincoln County

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The number of dog attacks in Lincoln County has held steady and even declined in recent years, despite significant population growth. According to a review of internal records by animal control officials, there were 21 fewer instances from 2004 to 2006, down from 172 to 151. In 2005, 165 attacks…

Denver Days

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Rides are always a highlight of Denver Days. Here, Valarie Woodard and Kelsey Woodard (front, left to right) and Chris Eury and Amanda Bruce (back, left to right), all of Iron Station, make the most of their festival experience. Ron McCann/ LTN Photo…

Higher bacteria levels mean more work cleaning water

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Lee Mueller, owner of Hague Quality Water in Denver, isn’t your typical business owner. “When I moved down here I was looking for a business to buy,” said Mueller. “I was always interested in water. I have a degree in biology and a chemistry minor.” Mueller bought Hague Quality Water…