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Jazz bands blossom at North Lincoln

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North Lincoln Middle and High School students have a unique opportunity: to be a part of the jazz band. Jerry Lowe, NLMS band director and director of the jazz bands, said students on middle and high school levels meet weekly after school. “The students learn basic styles of jazz,” Lowe…

Sheriff takes leadership class

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Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty recently graduated from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Leadership Institute. He and 33 sheriffs from across the state completed a leadership training course March 7 at Duke University, said Edmond W. Caldwell Jr., executive vice president and general council for the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association. Daugherty…

Denver Baptist spreads gospel over Internet

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The Internet has put a lot of things at people’s fingertips, everything from shopping and music to news and television. One Denver church has added an item to that list: Sunday sermons. Denver Baptist Church has a Web site that allows individuals to not only download its Sunday services, but…

No one on school bus injured hurt in crash

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A Balls Creek Elementary School bus carrying several students was involved in a three-car collision Monday afternoon. The driver of the Ford Explorer, Bree Danielle Seery, 41, Catawba, was traveling south on Little Mountain Road when she failed to yield the right of way, said Sgt. B.K. Sharpe of the…

Charity wins in fishing tourney

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Photographs by Ron McCann, Lincoln Times-News Anglers awaited the start of the Jim Ledbetter Bass Tournament in cold, rainy and windy weather Saturday morning. Scott Hamrick, Denver, and Roger Pope, Statesville, took first place, winning the $30,000 Skeeter bass boat. Their haul totaled 18.63 pounds. In the adult-child division, Kevin…

Benefit for Sally’s Y expected to bring in nearly 400 riders

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Wheels will turn. Gears will shift. Sweat will pour. And money will be raised. On March 30, hundreds of cyclists will descend on Denver in the name of a good cause and to try and help raise a portion of the final $1,000,000 needed to build Sally’s Y, eastern Lincoln…

Coming Up

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COMING UP n Books, beans, arts and music: Cool Beans and Sweet Things coffee shop is brewing an abstract art show and live music 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday at the newly re-branded business on N.C. 16 near Webb Road. No cover and families are welcome. Features best…

City, high school partner on camps

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City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation and Lincolnton High School have formed a partnership designed to benefit local kids, both now and in the future. “We’re working with the Lincolnton High School athletic department to cosponsor our spring and summer camps,” Nathan Eurey, program coordinator for the Recreation Department, said.…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Firefighter job deadline Friday is the last day to submit an application to the Denver Fire Department for one full-time emergency medical technician and firefighter position. For more information, call (704) 483-5115. DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on…

Student Advisory Council gives report

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The Lincolnton City Council recently heard re-ports for projects sponsored by its Student Advisory Council, composed of 23 high school students from all over the county. Members are students at East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln High Schools and the Lincoln Charter School. Miranda Payseur and William Hartis,…