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Westport Community Club nearing completion

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Out of the signature Carolina red-clay dirt, the Westport Community Club is beginning to rise and take shape. Construction on the new $2.5 million clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts off Fairfield Forest Road, across from the Shanklin Library, began work last October. Now it’s close to hitting a critical…

Science students are building robots with blocks

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Lincoln Charter School students in Denver last week added to their math and science skills using a favorite childhood toy: the Lego. With the help of the Michigan-based All About Learning company, students in third grade through fifth grade built remote control cars out of the plastic, dimpled pieces. And…

‘Russian Nightmare’ has message for Denver

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For its four-year anniversary, Harvest Cove Church in Denver is hosting two larger-than-life personalities in a month-long celebration dubbed “The Main Event.” Retired football defensive legend and former Panther, Mike Minter, is scheduled to host a sermon on March 1. And beginning this Saturday, the church is coming off the…

How dating led to a career of sport fishing

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DENVER — You know the typical story. Boy meets girl. They fall in love, get married and live happily ever after. Well, this isn’t that kind of fairytale. It’s more of a fish tale, you could say. Michelle Armstrong, a women’s Bassmaster pro-angler who lives in Denver, has made a…

Community Calendar

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Waterfront homeowners meeting. Two Denver residents are organizing a meeting for residents to weigh in on the process for assessing property taxes, or revaluation. Two meetings are scheduled for 2–4 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 12 at the Shanklin Library in Denver. Call or email Jerry Haney for reservations at…

DAR essay winners

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School Briefs

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ECA SCHOLARSHIP The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association is offering $500 scholarships to high school seniors in each of the four local high schools. Forms are available from the guidance counselors at each school. the deadline date for applications is March 10. All students are eligible to apply, however,…

Around Town 2/16/2009

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BRANCH MEETING The Lincolnton Lions Club branch meeting will be meeting at noon today at Ryan’s Steakhouse. For more information, call Bonnie Edwards at (704) 735-4138 or Gwen Mcbee at (704) 732-5153. ANTIQUE SENIORS The Antique Seniors of Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Road, will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday.…

Around Town 2/13/2009

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BUDGET MEETING The mayor and city council will hold a budget work session beginning 1 p.m. today in the council chambers of City Hall, 114 W. Sycamore St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss funding requests from several organizations. For more information, call Donna Flowers, city clerk at…