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Proudly they served

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Ray Trevino, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, salutes the wreath that he placed in front of the Lincoln County War Memorial in honor of Marines Monday.…

School’s digital sign debated

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Administration and the PTA officers of Norris S. Childers Elementary are embroiled in a hot debate over a digital sign intended to project information for parents over the school’s parking lot. Interim principal Cindy Poe said the sign cost just under $10,000. Poe said the sign “will only benefit parents…

Separate accidents happen minutes apart on N.C. 16

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Two people were sent to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after two separate accidents occurred minutes apart Tuesday on N.C. 16 in Denver, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials. A dump truck smashed into the side of a minivan shortly after noon, causing traffic to slow and…

Food demand grows at ministries

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Penny Strain and Sheron Norkett wheeled a shopping cart with six grocery bags out of East Lincoln Christian Ministry in Denver last week. Packed with oil, cornmeal, bread, canned vegetables and other supplies, the staples will need to last until their next visit in July, according to the women. “We…

Industrial park is possibility

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Nearly 2,000 acres in southeast Lincoln County envisioned as a hub for business and industry has its first prospect: Lake Norman Industrial Park. Planned for one mile north of Old Plank Road on the west side of N.C. 16, the 23- lot project will come before the Lincoln County Planning…

Former NFL players to help at Verdict Ridge golf benefit

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Verdict Ridge Golf Course will hold a special charity golf tournament next month, featuring retired National Football League players, to benefit injured and sick kids. The sixth annual NFL Alumni/ Shriners Charity Golf Classic is set to tee off at 11 a.m. June 22. For $2,500, a team can pair…

Charter School displays work of art students

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Art teacher Nina Cartee focused the Lincoln Charter School’s recent art show on display – not competition. Although her students win awards and sell art outside her classroom, she decided not to give awards at the show itself. “I didn’t want there to be any kind of competitive spirit,” Cartee…

Around Town 5/28/2008

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YARD AND BBQ SALE Victory Grove Tabernacle will have a yard sale beginning at 7 a.m., and a barbecue sale from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 457 Victory Grove Church Road, Lincolnton. All proceeds will benefit the church’s youth camp. For more information, call (704) 735-9097. SPAGHETTI BENEFIT…

Church holds live pit crew demo tonight

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To see a live pit crew demonstration, Lincoln County residents don’t have to go to a race; they can see one in the worship center of Denver Baptist Church. That’s right – a pit stop inside the church. The second annual NASCAR Night will be from 6 p.m. to 8…

Sweet Dreams opens second mattress store

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A comfortable mattress is essential to have a good night’s sleep. Sweet Dreams Mattress Inc., a company specializing in mattresses and bedroom furniture, recently opened its second store at 7260 N.C. 16 in Denver. A husband and wife team, Greg and Katy Law started their business in 2002. Now, with…