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Child passenger clinics held during safety week

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Several child passenger safety clinics are being held statewide in conjunction with National Child Safety Week. National Child Safety Week is a reminder for parents to “properly secure their children in a child passenger safety device,” Renee Hoffman, press secretary for the North Carolina Office of the Governor, said. National…

Denver Days growing up

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There will still be rides, vendors and food. The musical acts will continue to thrill revelers. But behind the scenes, organizers for the Denver Days Fall Festival are taking steps now to significantly change how the increasingly popular event is run in the future. From an open bidding system for…

Question of the Week

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“Should all goods and services at Denver Days Fall Festival go through an open bidding process?” Amy Burke, Denver: “I do. I think it’s a way to get better deals. I think it’s unfair [now], I think everyone needs to have an opportunity.” Chuck Geisinger, Westport: “On the surface, I…

Coming Up

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n Baseball legend: Bobby Richardson, the legendary New York Yankees’ second baseman who played from 1955 – 1966, is soon to be on deck in Denver. New Hope Baptist Church will host Richardson as its guest speaker at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4. The event is free and open to…

There’s a taste of New York at Steak Norman

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Four years ago, opening a butcher shop and deli was a far-fetched dream for friends John Meyers and Randy London. “At the time I was working on Wall Street and he was working for [Lowes Foods] in Huntersville,” Meyers said. “We both decided that it was time for a career…

Denver Baptist reaches out with skateboarding

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Most people probably don’t automatically think of Jesus when they think of skateboarding. But there’s a growing group of folks who do. “There’s several skate churches throughout the United States,” Chris Sigmon, student minister at Denver Baptist Church, said. Sigmon has started The Hangar Skatepark in Denver. He says he…

Around Town 9/24/2008

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CLASS REUNION The Lincolnton High School class of 1943 will have its 65th reunion 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway (U.S. 321 exit 28 South). For more information, call (704) 735-9776. ALL PRAISE 2009 Singers of all denominations are needed to form a community…

Premier Air offers several aviation classes

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After earning her aviation instruction certification in 2007, Ashley Vernon has dedicated her time to training students at Premier Air. “It’s a lot of fun. You’re never too old to learn how to fly,” she said. Premier Air, formally New Spirit Aviation, offers several aviation courses at its facilities in…

Class focuses on future moms

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Moms-to-be will get exercise and meet fellow future mothers at the Lincoln County Family YMCA’s Prenatal Water Class. “It’s all about fun and connection,” said Jenny Drennen, active older adult coordinator and aquatic coordinator at the YMCA. The class takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays…

North Lincoln soccer captain leads comeback

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The North Lincoln boys’ soccer program hasn’t always been the best, but it’s getting better and players like senior captain Matt Smith might just be the reason for the Knights’ turnaround. “As a senior and a captain, I try to keep everybody in line and try to keep them doing…