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Break-ins prompt warning

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Sheriff’s officials are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuable items after a rash of break-ins this weekend in the Cowans Ford area. From electronics and computers to clothing, suspects took a wide variety of items from at least five vehicles parked on Turnberry Lane and Club Drive…

Third-graders learn about Junior Achievement

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During the 2007-08 school year, volunteers from the community taught all third-grade classes in Lincoln County about business. Volunteers worked through the Junior Achievement program, teaching children seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and character, financial literacy and career development. Lincoln County volunteers also taught students about…

Approval expected soon for $22 million plan for sewer plant

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With a new $22 million sewer plant on the brink of approval by the state, county officials said they are already looking toward the growth in east Lincoln County and how to learn from mistakes of the past. After nearly three years of review by state officials, the new plant…

Developers: Wait almost over

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Ornate houses line the same golf course as undeveloped lots on rolling hills near Denver. The partly built upscale subdivision is called Verdict Ridge. For its developer, Eddie Knox, the lots without homes equal money he is spending every day. “I’m ready to put in my roads and the plans…

Question of the Week

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“Do you think east Lincoln County and Denver residents will have the income to support more high-end businesses in the years ahead?” Mary Ellen Hawkins, Denver: “Eventually, yes I do. I’d like to see it here. I see it going up all the way around the other side of the…

Coming Up

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n Speak up! Denver residents are being asked to weigh in on a 5,000-square foot retail shopping center proposed at N.C. 16 and Burnwood Trail. As part of a mandatory community involvement meeting, residents can hear details and comment on the project from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July…

SHORELINE EDUCATION—Star Struck dancers focus on practice

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School’s out for the summer. For some, it’s a time for catching up on sleep and the latest shows on MTV. For others, like dancers at Star Struck Dance Studio in Lincolnton, summer is a time to catch up on practice. “If they get out for long, they lose their…

SHORELINE BUSINESS—Dilworth’s has15 locations in three states

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Coffee lovers can seek refuge at the trendy Dilworth Coffeehouse in Denver. The Charlotte-based coffee house opened in 1993 on East Boulevard. Today, Dilworth Coffee has 15 independently owned and operated locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Rick Sarver and his wife, DeAnn, opened locations in Denver and…

Around Town 7/9/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 that will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language, a snack and free play. An after-school program for elementary-aged children…

SHORELINE RELIGION—Hill’s Chapel kids ride in July 4th parade

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On the Fourth of July, the children of Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located on N.C. 16 in Stanley, got a chance to strut their patriotic stuff in a very special parade. “It’s the first time,” church youth leader and parade organizer Kristen Edwards said of the event. For Edwards,…