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Biz owner returns from Guard duty

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Joe DiPento is a businessman, a father, a husband and a Denver resident. But he is also a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army National Guard. DiPento, owner of a Denver Allstate franchise, returned from a tour three months ago. He is a logistics specialist, but was involved with a…

Ministry leader gives credit to volunteers

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East Lincoln Christian Ministry vice president Laura Moore said the nonprofit organization would not be as successful as it is without the help of dedicated volunteers. The Denver-based organization usually has 50 volunteers working when it’s open. They can be seen running the cash registers, stocking shelves, sorting clothes and…

Around Town 12/13/2010

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LIBRARY EVENTS “The Spirit of Christmas & Other Stories,” a storytelling event for adults, will be held at the Shanklin Branch Library, 7837 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. For more information, call (704) 483-3589. L&L DONATIONS Every Monday in December, 10 percent of all purchases…

Donating to Christian Ministry

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DOT completes upgrades of two local RR crossings

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The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) has made crossing safety improvements at two Lincoln County intersections in recent months. DOT revised signals and installed gates at the intersection of Academy Street and CSX railroad tracks in Lincolnton on July 28 for $175,086. The Academy Street project was paid with 90…

Lineberger’s to reopen after fire

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Normally, Lineberger’s Cattle Company employees arrive to work around noon to prepare for dinner service. But last Friday, owners Ralph and Jan Starling found 20 to 30 firefighters at their restaurant around 11:30 a.m. taming a kitchen fire. The Starlings said the outcome could have been much worse if the…

Fotinos opens second restaurant with Pier 150

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Nick Fotinos has opened his second restaurant, Pier 150 Family Seafood Restaurant, in Sherrills Ford. Fotinos is also co-owner of Safari Miles in Denver. However, Pier 150 offers a different type of menu with more fish and seafood dishes than Safari Miles. “We sell a lot of specials, like we…

Chorus dedicates concert to late student

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West Lincoln High School’s annual Christmas concert will be dedicated to Jacob “Chewy” Jackson, a senior at the school who died Dec. 3. “Jacob was a phenomenal young man, always smiling,” said Matt Stover, principal at West Lincoln High School. “He just lit up the hallways.” The free Christmas concert…

Cat Square mayor to preside over Saturday’s parade

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The newly elected mayor of Cat Square carries on a longstanding family tradition. Tracy Sain’s mother, brother, aunt and two uncles have all been Cat Square‘s honorary mayor as have several of his cousins. “It feels wonderful,” said Sain, 49, of being elected. “I’m proud to live in west Lincoln…

Mugs benefit LCHA

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The Lincoln County Historical Association teams up with potter Luke Heafner for Preservation by the Cup 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at 36th Street Bakery in downtown Lincolnton. “Any time we can have an event to keep people interested in Lincolnton and the Historical Association and businesses in Lincolnton, I…