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Growth hits Denver Fire Department like a wildfire

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(Left photo) A sign touting the opening of one of two new Denver substations sits on Webbs Road, as the Denver Fire Department recently held the groundbreakings to commemorate the start of construction on both facilities. (Right photo, left to right) Denver Fire chief Jay Flynn stood with DFD board…

Cutting through Medicaid confusion

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Unlike many senior citizens who signed up for Medicare Part D last year, Betty Winchenbach said she wasn’t confused by any paperwork she had to fill out or sign. The confusion came during the paying process. “I paid my premiums, then got two letters saying that we overpaid,” said Winchenbach.…

Music store hitting all the right notes

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For Lincoln County native Buffy Macsherry, music has always been in her blood. After graduating Lincolnton High School, Macsherry earned a degree in music education from Catawba College in Salisbury. As many people do upon college graduation, they get jobs in places other than their hometown. If they’re fortunate, the…

Around Town 1/15/2007

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MEETING The Lincoln Horticulture Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the James W. Warren Citizens Center demonstration room with a covered dish supper. The regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m. GASTON COLLEGE Enrollment at the Lincoln Campus is still underway, with a number of late start class…

50th Anniversary

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Native American couple bringing heritage, lore to Lincoln County

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To its owners, Richard Eagle and Maria Morning Glow Thomas, the Rising of the Eagle is more than just a store. Since opening four years, the establishment, located on N.C. 27 East, has become a Native American cultural center. “We are here to keep the Native American culture alive,” said…

When Lincoln County ruled boxing world

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On Tuesday, Jan. 9, some Lincoln County legends of boxing gathered at the Lincoln House for an informal reunion. They met to share breakfast, as well as stories about Ralph Conner, whose dedication to the sport through coaching has earned him a place in the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame.…

New Officers

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Teacher reflects as he draws down the curtain on his career

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As a boy, Lincolnton native Col. Jimmy Hull drew inspiration from his teachers. As a man, he became a teacher who inspired students who may have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Hull will retire in September after 17 years as an Air Force JROTC instructor at Eastern Wayne High School…

Lions Club now collecting cellphones, PDAs, eyeglasses

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Did Santa bring you a new cell phone and/or personal digital assistant (PDA) this Christmas? And do you not know how or where you can dispose of your old device(s) in a manner that won’t end up in landfills and harm the environment? That’s right, harm the environment. That’s because…