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Higher bacteria levels mean more work cleaning water

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Lee Mueller, owner of Hague Quality Water in Denver, isn’t your typical business owner. “When I moved down here I was looking for a business to buy,” said Mueller. “I was always interested in water. I have a degree in biology and a chemistry minor.” Mueller bought Hague Quality Water…

Miss Denver Pageant Oct. 20

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The Fourth Annual Miss Denver Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at North Lincoln High School. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the pageant begins at 5:30 for Little, Junior and Young Miss Denver divisions. Doors open again at 7 p.m. and the competition begins at 8 for…

Around Town 10/3/2007

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HOMECOMING Heavenly View Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1000 Shady Retreat Lane in Iron Station, will hold homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dinner will follow the service. Zion Hill Singers will be performing. 150th ANNIVERSARY Mount Zion Baptist Church of Cherryville will celebrate its 150th anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday. Former…

Blackburn reunion

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98th Birthday

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East Lincoln Band wins top honors

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The East Lincoln High School Mustang Band brought home multiple awards, including two Grand Championships, from the 26th Annual Albemarle Showcase of Bands Saturday. Although East Lincoln’s band is officially classified as a AAA band, they competed in the AAAA/AAAAA division to “heighten the challenge,” director Dustin Stamey said. The…

Number of dog attacks have declined in Lincoln County

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The number of dog attacks in Lincoln County has held steady and even declined in recent years, despite significant population growth. According to a review of internal records by animal control officials, there were 21 fewer instances from 2004 to 2006, down from 172 to 151. In 2005, 165 attacks…

Denver Days

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Rides are always a highlight of Denver Days. Here, Valarie Woodard and Kelsey Woodard (front, left to right) and Chris Eury and Amanda Bruce (back, left to right), all of Iron Station, make the most of their festival experience. Ron McCann/ LTN Photo…

Language center’s use increases

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Since opening four years ago, Lincoln County Schools’ English as a Second Language Newcomer Center has become increasingly busy. “Our need has grown every year,” said Diana Carpenter, principal of Battleground Elementary School, which uses the center’s services. The ESL Newcomer Center helps with translation, enrollment and culture shock. “When…