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Annual lake safety classes are Saturday

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When the Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron launches its annual safety classes this Saturday, a favorite former commander won’t be there to steer the ship. After battling illness for several years, Jack Morgan, 81, died March 30 in Lenoir. Although he left the Denver community in 2006, the avid…

Coming UP

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n Vote May 6: From presidential candidates to local commissioner seats, don’t forget to get out and vote on Tuesday, May 6. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close 7:30 p.m. Voters can check polling places and other information by visiting www.sboe.state.nc.us. For more information, call (704) 736-8480. n Vote…

Question Of The Week

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Eric Hagler, Denver: “I’d say it would be a very small portion of the qualifications I would look at. I think it sets up too many opportunities for disagreement. I don’t think you should set one side of the county against the other. I think you’ve got to look at…

Around Town 4/30/2008

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FUNDRAISER Howards Creek’s annual yard sale, bake sale and silent auction from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Howards Creek Community Center. Proceeds will be used for building and grounds maintenance. Beverages will be available for sale. The center is five miles west of Lincolnton off N.C.…

SHORELINE SPORTS
Glass takes steps toward leadership role

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Rebekka Glass is only a sophomore, but already she is learning life’s lessons that come with playing competitive soccer at the varsity level. East Lincoln head coach Jason Dragoon said Glass is one of the top 11 players in the 1A through 4A region in his opinion, but he said…

Special Olympics fun for all

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A total of 288 athletes competed Friday at Lincolnton High School, and every single one earned a gold medal. Participants in the 2008 Lincoln County Special Olympics Spring Games jumped, threw balls and bean bags, ran their hearts out and were rewarded for their efforts. “They love to win just…

SHORELINE – RELIGION
‘Praise Him’ conference set for women

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A few years ago, Shirley Lynn, a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Denver, saw author, speaker and singer Renee Scheidt at a conference. Now, she’s arranged for Scheidt to be the speaker at New Hope Baptist’s first ever women’s conference, dubbed “Praise Him” and scheduled for 5 p.m.…

Around Town 4/28/2008

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CAR SHOW The Sherrills Ford Lions Club will sponsor a car show beginning at 8 a.m. June 28 at the Lions Den, located two miles north of N.C. 150 between Sherrills Ford Elementary School and the fire department on Sherrills Ford Road. Car registration will be from 8 a.m. to…

Lincolnton manager proposes rate cut

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City Manager Jeff Emory proposed a $0.55 per $100 valuation property tax rate – one cent less than the current rate – at a City of Lincolnton budget work session held Friday at Lincolnton City Hall. “This has been a tradition for the past several years,” Emory said of his…

Education Briefs

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STRAWBERRY FEST Denver’s 23rd Annual Strawberry Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at East Lincoln High School. This is the East Lincoln High School Parent-Teacher Organization’s only fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the school library. The PTO is seeking vendors and entertainment. For more information,…