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First National Bank completes move

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First National Bank has moved into its new building, although employees don’t have to travel much further to get there. The family-owned bank came to Lincoln County in 2008 and later that year, moved to its former spot at 2315 E. Main St. The bank operated out of a mobile…

Friends open new massage office in Denver

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Friends Nereid “Nee” Hayden and Cathy Peacock have opened Massage Therapy at Lake Norman. “We have a true interest and belief in what we do and we want to help people improve their lives,” Hayden said. “Massage should be a part of maintaining good health and not a luxury.” Hayden…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church on S. Hwy. 16 is sponsoring Kidz Klub 6-8 p.m. tonight. Dinner, games, and crafts will be provided. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 827-9511. MARVIN BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church on the Startown Road will host a full breakfast…

Around Town 2/11/2011

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PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS The Arts Council of Lincoln County is offering a photography class 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. “Editing and Special Effects for Digital Photography” will be taught by Jon Arrowood. Registration is $35. For more information, call (704) 732-9044. PANCAKE BREAKFAST A Place to Grow is having a pancake…

Mark Twain puts on a show

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Mark Twain will appear live and in person 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton. “He’s a great writer,” said Barrie Howard, who stars in the one-man play. “The other thing is, he’s just really funny. He can find humor anywhere.” Howard lives in Lincolnton…

Around Town 2/9/2011

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BLOOD DRIVES Two blood drives are available today in Lincolnton. From 1-3 p.m., the bloodmobile will be at Lincoln Nursing Center. From 5-7 p.m., the bloodmobile will be at Freedom Church on East Main Street. For more information, call (704) 972-4732. SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC The Humane Society of Lincoln County’s February…

Dog deemed ‘dangerous’ after mauling young child

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A pit pull that attacked and mauled a 7-year-old boy last month at a Denver residence was deemed a “dangerous dog” by the Lincoln County Board of Appeals on Tuesday in a hearing at Lincoln County EMS. As a result, Lincoln County Animal Services will maintain the dog on in-shelter…

Fire destroys mobile home

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Firefighters are not sure yet what started a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Denver late Tuesday night. Denver Fire Department said they responded to a residence on Petite Lane around midnight. Fire officials said the home was unoccupied and have deemed the structure a total loss. The incident…

Denver hosting adult women’s volleyball league

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Amber Philbeck doesn’t get much time to herself as a working mother of a 2-year-old boy. But she does manage to squeeze in some time for volleyball twice a week. “It’s a way to get exercise, but at the same time, it’s ‘good for me time,’ ” Phibeck said. “I…

‘Hemicat’ being put together at Klassic Rides

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Klassic Rides, a Denver-based automobile restoration shop, is building a classic car unlike any other. The shop, owned by Floyd West, and his son, Billy, are creating The Hemicat, a blending of a 1949 Jaguar Mark IV and a 2008 Chrysler 300, for Humpy Wheeler. Wheeler is a legendary National…