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Ready for kindergarten

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Coming Up

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n Red, White, Blue bash: There will be the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air at the Denver Area Business Association’s eighth annual Independence Day celebration on July 5. Gates open at 8:30 p.m. at East Lincoln High School. Parking is free. n Pigskin and pom-poms: Have a…

Ham radio operators to show off equipment

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Thousands of participants will be showing off their ham radios this weekend as a part of Amateur Radio Week. This annual event, called Field Day, will take place across the nation, giving the public a chance to meet and talk with amateur radio operators. Using only emergency power supplies, the…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Meeting on future of N.C. 16 Lincoln County planners will hold a community input meeting on the future plans for Business N.C. 16 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. July 17 at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will…

Community Foundation awards grants

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation recently awarded $4,000 in grants to four non-profit organizations in Lincolnton. The foundation, established in 2001, makes charitable gifts to the community with the help of donors. Affiliated with the Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas, the Lincoln County Community Foundation instills philanthropy, increases charitable giving…

Ocean Blvd. plays Thursday

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Last week, Ocean Blvd. Band’s original song, “Let’s Go Shaggin’ Tonight,” hit No. 1 on the charts at Myrtle Beach’s 94.9 The Surf for the second time. Soon, folks in Lincolnton will get a chance to hear the song live, as Ocean Blvd. Band is scheduled to perform Thursday at…

Lake deputy keeps alert watch

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His eyes hidden behind sunglasses, Lincoln County lake patrol deputy Jason Hutchinson scanned the waters of Lake Norman until he zeroed in on something. In a “no wake” zone, Hutchinson spied a man in his 30s on an older model jet ski. “He was doing doughnuts and spraying people,” he…

Fire district tax accord still elusive

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Gaston and Lincoln County officials are not budging in a dispute involving disparate tax rates paid to support Alexis Fire Department. Unless a deal is reached soon, some residents in southeastern Lincoln County could see continued delays in response times because of inadequate staffing of a new $550,000 substation, according…

They were boys of summer, and a lot more

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Bob Buff has a black-and-white photograph of his old baseball team. “It was called midget baseball,” Buff said of the team he played on in the days before it was called Little League. The picture of the Glenn Mills team is from 1947 or 1948 and shows the boys, roughly…

DDA gets grant for $25,000

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The Downtown Development Association and the City of Lincolnton recently received a grant in the amount of $25,000 from the North Carolina Rural Center Building Reuse and Restoration Grant Program. The funds will be used to develop architectural and engineering drawings and a National Register nomination for the building DDA…