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Church has music fest to celebrate

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On July 27, Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Stanley was transformed into a concert hall. The church held its first ever Music Extravaganza, and, according to the Rev. Val Rosenquist, pastor of Hill’s Chapel, the event was a success. “It went fantastic,” she said. “It was just a wonderful…

4-H members recognized at state level

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should there be speed limits for boats on Lake Norman?” Don Blackwell, Denver: “For pontoon boats, I think they set their own speed limits. I think 60 mph on the water in uncontrolled lanes can be an issue though.” Jean Murray, Denver: “Definitely. There are too many boats out there…

Junior Miss N.C.

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Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Friends of library presentation The Friends of the Library group will host a presentation on the non-profit LifeSpan organization and its business, Just Plain Country, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Shanklin Library in Denver. Pizza will be served. For more information, call…

Denver man organizes two benefits

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Last August, John Cutchin, a Denver resident who practices law in Newton, heard about a tragic event in which a woman lost her life due to domestic violence. This August, Cutchin has arranged two benefit concerts to raise money for a couple of groups dedicated to helping end domestic violence.…

Around Town 8/4/2008

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WAYNE’S FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. Dr. Rod Redelsperger with Carolina Internal Medicine will present the program. The cost is $6 per person and includes tip. This monthly event is open to senior…

Seniors learning about art in class

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Stacey Pilkington has her hands full with the art class she’s teaching at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Many of her students haven’t drawn at all in their 60 or 70 years. Others are suffering from arthritis. Pilkington, it seems, doesn’t mind these things. “They’re really fun to hang out…

Teenager injured when car, bicycle hit downtown

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A teenager was sent to the hospital Sunday after he was struck by a car. Justin Blake Ingle, 16, Lincolnton, told authorities that a vehicle hit him as he crossed a crosswalk at the intersection of East Main Street and North Academy Street, according to a police report. Ingle’s bicycle…

Brian Center receives 2 awards

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Lincolnton’s Brian Center has been honored recently with two awards: one from within the company and one from the American Health Care Association. And Judy Smith, facility administrator, couldn’t be prouder. “Only 23 were awarded within the United States,” Smith said of the Step II award presented by AHCA. According…