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Only 2 have filed for soil, water seat

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Filing for a seat on the Soil and Water Conservation Commission district board has been open for a week, but so far, only two individuals have filed. Neither, however, is David Choate, who was appointed to fill the seat when elected member Kenneth Ritchie died. Choate was expected to file…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will hold its next business luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church. The cost is $11. Call (704) 491-9109. Charity golf The Shriners organization is hosting a charity golf classic Saturday and Sunday at Verdict Ridge Country Club…

Home Care grand opening

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United Plate Glass begins production at Industrial Park

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United Plate Glass, a flat glass fabricator and distributor, held its grand opening Tuesday at the Lincoln County Industrial Park. United Plate Glass started fabrication May 1 at the 55,000-square-foot facility, Crystal Gettys, existing business manager for the Lincoln Economic Development Association, said. The company, headquartered in Butler, Pa., is…

Retail, business hub considered

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The developers who built Birkdale Village in Huntersville are eyeing 90 acres for a future retail and business hub near Denver. Executives for Charlotte-based Crosland LLC confirmed Thursday they hope to close on a deal for land in Lincoln and Catawba counties at the intersection of N.C. 150 and the…

Heartfelt grief evident at Westport Marina

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First came the deafening boom and then thick, black smoke rose into the air. Westport Marina owner Lowry Hobbs ran from his sales office two blocks away. His worst fears were soon realized when he saw one of the most horrific scenes in his 59 years. The 80-foot yacht was…

Around Town 6/18/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26. FALL REGISTRATION Students returning to Gaston College may register for fall classes through Thursday. Course listings are available at www.gaston.edu. BOARD MEETING The Board of Directors for Lincoln Charter School…

‘Conservative’ budget brings sacrifices, Wood contends

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While Denver may continue to grow faster than the rest of Lincoln County, budget dollars for non-emergency services could remain relatively static in the years ahead. County Manager George Wood said Lincoln County’s nearly $157 million budget is “conservative.” It is also the first step in a long-term strategy to…

Summer magic

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Chesterbrook has classes for various ages

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Chesterbrook Academy, a private school for children ages 6 weeks through 4 years, opened Monday on N.C. 73. The academy has camps during the summer months and will begin its “Links to Learning” curriculum in September. One summer camp is geared towards 5-year-old children who have completed kindergarten through fourth-graders,…