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Evangelical conference comes to Calvary Baptist

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The Carolinas Evangelism Conference kicks off tonight at Calvary Baptist Church in Lincolnton. An estimated 500 people will attend the three-day event. “We have 12 local churches that are helping to sponsor the conference already, but we have sent invitations to every church in our general area from Charlotte to…

Camp Meeting lists choirs, preachers

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There are a host of activities planned for this year’s Rock Springs Camp Meeting, held each year at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. From food and fellowship to preaching and singing, the crowds of people descending on the Methodist campground shouldn’t lack for things to do. “There’s going to be…

Summer reading fun at Battleground

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Students and parents alike have enjoyed summer reading and media hours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout the summer at Battleground Elementary. Battleground has invited students to come hear a story and check out books on those mornings. “We’ve not had as big a turnout as we’d hoped for, but…

Charter School opens gym for summer hours

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Boys and girls caught up on some practice at Lincoln Charter School in Denver Wednesday. The school has had its gym open for basketball since school ended. “Kids just want somewhere to be, and this gives them something to do,” Jeff Campbell, assistant basketball coach for Lincoln Charter High School,…

Schools might raise fees for using facilities

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If the Board of Education accepts the Policy Committee’s recommendation, community groups will face increased fees for use of school facilities. “We haven’t updated our policy and procedures with respect to community use of school facilities since 1995,” Steve Zickefoose, assistant superintendent of business, told the committee at its Monday…

N.Y. transplants start another Lighthouse

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After moving from New York, Susan and Jim Cady missed their business, the Lighthouse Station. In June, the Cadys took the Lighthouse Station’s old sign out of their garage and opened up shop in Denver. Four shops, including an ice cream parlor, the Pigeon Sisters, Inspirations and Captain Jim’s, make…

Three assistant principals named by School Board

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The Lincoln County Board of Education appointed three assistant principals for North Lincoln schools at its meeting Monday. Timothy Beam and Misha Rogers will be assistant principals at North Lincoln Middle School and Debbie Smith will be assistant principal at North Lincoln High School. Beam is moving from his position…

Bethea hopes to grow for Mustangs

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Last season, rising junior Kendell Bethea was a bright, young player on the East Lincoln Mustangs junior varsity basketball team. This season, he’ll be expected to bring that same competitiveness and play-making ability to the Mustangs at the varsity level. “I feel pretty positive but [I’ve] still got a lot…

Public transportation comes to Lincoln

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Cultural Center director resigns

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The executive director of the Lincoln Cultural Center has resigned. Stacey Bryant had been employed at the center since October. She says she is leaving for “family, personal reasons.” “There’s nothing earth-shattering or glamorous,” she said. Bryant replaced Valerie King, who had served as director for four years and gave…