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Executive director quits Arts Council

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After 13 months on the job, the executive director of the Arts Council of Lincoln County has resigned. “I’m sad,” said Shelly Johnston, who will officially leave the job Friday. “I wake up in the morning and go ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ I am sad to leave it,…

Away and apart — Military couple reunites

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Most couples spend their first year of marriage in bliss. Spc. E-4 Andrew Quezada, 23, and Pfc. Laura Quezada, 21, spent it apart in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Afghanistan. On Aug. 10, one year ago, the Army-enlisted couple exchanged vows in a county courthouse in Clarksville, Tenn. “We…

Denver appeal showing

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More than 55,000 square feet in retail and office space will soon buzz with activity as two new strip malls and a slew of restaurants get ready to open in the coming days, weeks and months. Near the end of the fast-growing intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73, a…

Question of the Week

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“Should there be a right turn lane installed southbound on N.C. 16 in front of Lincoln Charter School at Galway Lane?” Beth Davenport, Denver: “Yes. It would be safer for everybody.” Dene Smith, Denver: “It would make sense to me if they are putting a left-hand turn lane going north,…

Coming Up

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n McHenry and Johnson: Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-10) is scheduled for a stop in Denver for a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. at East Lincoln Community Center. Daniel Johnson, his Democratic opponent, may also be stopping in Monday morning at several businesses and well-known eateries on N.C. 16. n…

Around Town 8/13/2008

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SYMPHONY MEETING The officers and Board of Directors of the Lincoln Chapter of the North Carolina Symphony will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Joe Lampron, chapter president, requests that all officers and directors be present. FUNDRAISER Crisis Pregnancy Center of Lincoln County will present “A…

North Lincoln volleyball will be athletic

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Fifth-year North Lincoln head volleyball coach Lynn Rhyne said this year’s squad will be a young and athletic group of young ladies. “This season we have a lot of good athletic potential within the girls at the school,” she said. “We’ve got some younger kids coming on from the middle…

Local woman learns to live with Alzheimer’s

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Adair Cantwell, 73, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 10 years ago and everything changed. “To start with, I was embarrassed,” said Cantwell, who lives in Lincolnton. “It was the last thing you wanted to have.” She didn’t, however, choose to keep her disease a secret. “If you hide it, then…

Holy Spirit Bible school makes dramas

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Vacation Bible school at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver was a little bit different this year. Rather than being held in the evening, as it has been in the past, the annual summer event took place in the mornings of Aug. 4-8. “We had so many stay-at-home moms helping…

Boy earns black belt

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