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Church rising from ashes of last year’s tragic blaze

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A new Lincolnton Church of God is being built on the ashes of its former self, and this time, it will be fireproof. “If I could find fire-proof pews, I’d probably get them,” said the Rev. Richard King Sr. “I don’t ever want to go through that again. It’s horrible.”…

Tobacco-less policy in Lincoln schools begins on July 1

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The 100 Percent Tobacco Free policy Lincoln County Schools recently adopted will go into effect July 1. Although schools have discouraged the use of tobacco on campus for years, teachers have been allowed cigarette breaks, and those of legal age have been allowed to smoke at outdoor extra-curricular events, like…

Around Town 5/16/2008

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TOWN OF MAIDEN The Town of Maiden will celebrate its 125th year of establishment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Maiden. There will be food, games, a costume contest, and entertainment. Bring your own chair and come enjoy the afternoon. SCHOOL REUNION The Harden School Reunion will…

Young girl stays strong

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In a lot of ways, Morgan Silver is a typical 9-year-old girl. She likes sleepovers, art, shopping and playing outdoors. “She would play in the woods every day, all day,” said her mother, Nikki McNeely Silver. But there is one serious way in which Morgan is not a typical child…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Do you think the outcome of the County Commission election helped, hurt or didn’t matter to east Lincoln?” Elizabeth Dedmon, Denver: “I would say it probably would be a good thing for the county to try and bring the county together.” Kenny Poole, Denver: “I think it helps as long…

Around Town 5/14/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the community building adjacent to Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled…

North Lincoln player learns in first season

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With a height of only 5-foot-2-inches, North Lincoln freshman Johnathan Paulk’s heart may be bigger than he is. “He’s a very determined young man not only on the tennis court but the in the classroom,” Knights head tennis coach, Jay Thompson, said. “Those things are very important to him and…

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…