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Guitarist focuses on Brazilian music

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The sound of Brazilian guitar is coming to downtown Lincolnton Thursday. “It’s so amazing how different countries have a different take on guitar music,” said Rosemary Hubbarb, co-publicity chairwoman for the Lincoln County Concert Association. Classical guitarist David Burgess will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

100th birthday

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Truck driver hurt when unloading

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A truck driver was emergency airlifted after a large tree trunk he was unloading at an east Lincoln County timber yard reportedly fell on him, according to emergency officials. The unidentified man was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte. His condition remains unknown, emergency officials said. The accident occurred around 1:30…

2007 tax return needed for rebate

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Most Americans have heard about the 2008 Internal Revenue Service economic stimulus tax rebate checks, but some senior citizens aren’t sure how to go about receiving them. “They know something about it, but they don’t know what to do,” said Karen Leonhardt, director of Lincoln County Senior Services. Many of…

Coming Up…

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nBusiness, politics: The Denver Area Business Association next Tuesday will give local businesses a chance to tell commissioner candidates about issues important to their bottom lines. The primary are May 6. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center on Optimus Club Road. Call (704) 491-9109.…

Paying a visit

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ELPAC backs Arena, Oakes and Moore for commissioner

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee decided late Monday night to endorse candidates George Arena, incumbent Marie Moore and Martin Oakes in the race for the Republican nomination for the Lincoln County Commission. “[Arena] is so knowledgeable,” Liz Craig, vice chairwoman of ELPAC, said Tuesday. “He’s just worked very hard…

RIDE FOR SALLY’S Y

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John Clancy got ready for the Sally’s Y benefit bicycle ride Sunday afternoon in Denver. The event raised $4,227 toward the last $1 million needed for the new Y. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Jo Clark (left), mother of Sally Clark, gets a friendly lick from boxer puppy, Brux. Holding…

New N.C. 16 could affect number of accidents

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Plans for a new highway in eastern Lincoln County could possibly have one unwanted side-effect: to increase accident rates on Denver’s existing traffic artery. The number of wrecks along old N.C. 16 held constant for the past five years despite a significant increase in traffic volume, state records show. Since…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Are you concerned about crime in eastern Lincoln County? Michael Lyons, Westport: “I don’t think there’s a lot of crime. The few things that have happened here, the sheriff’s handled it very expeditiously. The fact they notified the residents absolutely amazed me because I’m from New York and that never…