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Celebrating Nursing Home Week

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The residents at Cardinal Care Healthcare and Rehab kicked off National Nursing Home Week with a game of softball Monday. “Oh man, did we have fun,” said Marion Bivens, activity-director assistant. The day also included an ice cream party. “We have these activities all the time,” said Richard Goodson, 84.…

Totally Fit opens up in Denver

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Totally Fit 4 Life, a medical weight loss program, recently opened a new location in Denver. “We teach our clients how to properly lose weight,” said Missy Edwards, marketing director. Totally Fit 4 Life provides appetite suppressants, hormonal therapy, nutritional counseling and lifestyle modifications. “We opened our first location three…

Water line crack floods intersection

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A six-inch hairline crack in an underground water main is responsible for grinding traffic and many businesses to a halt near the county’s busiest intersection for much of the day Tuesday, according to officials. The leak was discovered at approximately 8 a.m. by construction crews widening N.C. 16 a few…

Rock Springs class’ book wins award

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Not only is Rock Springs Elementary School home to several classes of published authors; one of those classes won a national award for its book. First-grade teacher Shanti Ammen used the book, “If I Were President…” as a writing exercise and submitted it to Nationwide Learning, which publishes books written…

Preserve America designations

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Community Connection set at Hill’s Chapel

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If you are trying to figure out what to do Memorial Day weekend, check out the Community Connection. Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host the first annual event May 25. It’s a way for the community to get together and just have fun, said Kristen Edwards, event coordinator. The…

Two men charged in theft from trailers

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Authorities arrested two people in connection with the larceny of 302 cabinets and sinks from two RSI tractor trailers. Manuel Salgado, 43, Maiden, is charged with two felony counts of larceny and one count of possession of stolen goods. Authorities have also charged Bryner Alberto Hernandez-Chavez, 24, Lincolnton, with possession…

Engineer, DOT rep talk about N.C. 16, 73 changes

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Improvements should be coming to the busy N.C. 16-N.C. 73 intersection in Denver, says Dan Grissom, division construction engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Grissom and Jackie McSwain, another DOT representative, were guest speakers at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon, held May 7 at the…

Maiden to hold party for 125th

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An image of cake and presents may come to mind when hearing the word “birthday.” The Town of Maiden will celebrate its 125th year of establishment Saturday with not your usual party. The birthday celebration will include food, games, music, and a vintage costume contest, said Jeremy Stiles, chairman for…

Denver Fire Department receives matching funds

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The Denver Fire Department has been awarded $24,972.50 in state matching funds. On May 5, Joan Creasman, a representative from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, presented Chief Jay Flynn with a check from the Office of State Fire Marshal 2007 Rescue Grant, as well as a letter of congratulations…