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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 340-1290. Rotary art auction The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club will hold its…

Lincolnton Station nears completion

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Lincolnton Station, one of the largest plaza developments in Lincolnton, is scheduled for completion by April 1. A fitness studio, retail stores and an eatery are expected to open at the East Main Street location, said Mark Mahoney, development associate with York Development Group. “We already have two tenants lined…

Coming Up

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n When a leader speaks: N.C. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Lew Ebert, is scheduled to kick off Lincoln Economic Development Association’s new seminar series, Feb. 26. Dubbed the Lincoln Leader Series, speakers such as Ebert will help the county’s largest employers gain a state and national perspective on…

Carolina Ridge project debated

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A week after developers threatened the future of the largest proposed housing project in county history, Commission Chairman Tom Anderson and a Pulte Homes vice-president debated Carolina Ridge’s past. A Pulte Homes official last week said the building giant could scrap the 1,200-unit upscale retirement community across from East Lincoln…

Lincoln Charter School opens kindergarten applications

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Both campuses of the Lincoln Charter School are accepting applications and will hold lotteries for spaces in their kindergarten programs. Both lotteries will be held at 10 a.m. March 1 at the respective schools. Neither parents nor children need to be present at the drawing to secure their space; if…

Home applications’ decline tracked

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Local officials are tracking a recent drop in new home applications to see if the national housing slump is coming to Lincoln County. New home applications declined 45 percent in January compared to the same month last year, according to county records. The applications are the first step before builders…

Around Town 2/13/2008

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1986 REUNION Plans are under way for the Lincolnton High School Class of 1986 25th Class Reunion. Contact information is needed for 1986 graduates. For more information or to give contact information, visit www.LHSclassof86.myevent.com or e-mail LHSclassof86@yahoocom. CURRICULUM FAIR The North Lincoln High School Curriculum Fair will be held from…

Lincoln views new law to cut false alarms

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Sheriff’s deputies spent approximately 1,190 hours and 14 minutes last year responding to false burglar alarms at residences and businesses countywide. But a new law in the works supported by law enforcement and some Chamber of Commerce members could soon change that by possibly fining for repeat false alarms. Burglar…

Grill is sign that struggle leads to good

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Kiki Kaloudis, co-owner of Everest Grill, says the restaurant is a reminder that a struggle can lead to success. Kaloudis, along with her husband Peter and brother-in law Gus Spirou, opened Everest Grill in 2003. “After my husband was laid off from his previous job, we thought that we should…

Stone says she was set up in invasion

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Two months after being shot in a home invasion, Denver resident, Shelby Stone recalls the night she says changed her life. Four suspects entered her home on Bent Tree Lane around 11 p.m. Dec. 3. “When something like that happens, it takes away your sense of security,” Stone said. Minutes…