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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should there be speed limits for boats on Lake Norman?” Don Blackwell, Denver: “For pontoon boats, I think they set their own speed limits. I think 60 mph on the water in uncontrolled lanes can be an issue though.” Jean Murray, Denver: “Definitely. There are too many boats out there…

Junior Miss N.C.

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Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Friends of library presentation The Friends of the Library group will host a presentation on the non-profit LifeSpan organization and its business, Just Plain Country, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Shanklin Library in Denver. Pizza will be served. For more information, call…

Denver man organizes two benefits

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Last August, John Cutchin, a Denver resident who practices law in Newton, heard about a tragic event in which a woman lost her life due to domestic violence. This August, Cutchin has arranged two benefit concerts to raise money for a couple of groups dedicated to helping end domestic violence.…

DSS board elects Patton chairman

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Members of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services’ board of directors unanimously elected Alex Patton to a second term as chairman Tuesday. “There will be times in the coming year that I will not be here,” Patton said before voting took place. The county commissioner is running for re-election…

Sassy Cuts owner doing benefit for 2

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Lynn Causby, a western Lincoln County resident and the owner of Sassy Cuts in Dallas, is making a sacrifice to help two people in need. And one of them is someone she’s never even met. On Saturday, Causby will donate 100 percent of her salon’s profits to individuals with cancer.…

Camp Meeting rolling along toward Sunday’s closing prayer

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Friday night at Rock Springs Campground found Bo Moore slaving over a hot grill. “I’ve got at least right at 20-some pounds of country ham for tonight,” Moore said. It was “Little Friday,” the first official night of the annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting, which kicked off last week with…

Lake living is nice but price is not

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Living on the lake in Lincoln County now comes at a higher price. Lakefront homeowners will pay $1,663.63 more this year in property taxes on average compared to 2007 after undergoing the first countywide reassessment in four years, according to the county tax administrator’s office. Nearly 1,500 property owners on…

Teenager injured when car, bicycle hit downtown

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A teenager was sent to the hospital Sunday after he was struck by a car. Justin Blake Ingle, 16, Lincolnton, told authorities that a vehicle hit him as he crossed a crosswalk at the intersection of East Main Street and North Academy Street, according to a police report. Ingle’s bicycle…

Around Town 8/4/2008

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WAYNE’S FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. Dr. Rod Redelsperger with Carolina Internal Medicine will present the program. The cost is $6 per person and includes tip. This monthly event is open to senior…