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Diane’s Bakery makes variety of very sweet treats

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Children who go to the Lincoln County Farmers Market may not know baker Diane Hawkins’ name, but they sure know her merchandise. “I’m either ‘the cookie lady’ or ‘the muffin lady,’” Hawkins said of what her young customers call her. Hawkins runs Diane’s Bakery out of her certified kitchen in…

Apple Queen contestants meet

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Coming Up

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n No. 179: The annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting is happening now at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. All are welcome and invited for Christian fellowship, worship and, of course, the “Big Sing” starting at 6 p.m. this Saturday. This year’s nationally acclaimed gospel acts include The Florida Boys, the…

Evangelical conference comes to Calvary Baptist

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The Carolinas Evangelism Conference kicks off tonight at Calvary Baptist Church in Lincolnton. An estimated 500 people will attend the three-day event. “We have 12 local churches that are helping to sponsor the conference already, but we have sent invitations to every church in our general area from Charlotte to…

Camp Meeting lists choirs, preachers

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There are a host of activities planned for this year’s Rock Springs Camp Meeting, held each year at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. From food and fellowship to preaching and singing, the crowds of people descending on the Methodist campground shouldn’t lack for things to do. “There’s going to be…

Summer reading fun at Battleground

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Students and parents alike have enjoyed summer reading and media hours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout the summer at Battleground Elementary. Battleground has invited students to come hear a story and check out books on those mornings. “We’ve not had as big a turnout as we’d hoped for, but…

Charter School opens gym for summer hours

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Boys and girls caught up on some practice at Lincoln Charter School in Denver Wednesday. The school has had its gym open for basketball since school ended. “Kids just want somewhere to be, and this gives them something to do,” Jeff Campbell, assistant basketball coach for Lincoln Charter High School,…

Schools might raise fees for using facilities

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If the Board of Education accepts the Policy Committee’s recommendation, community groups will face increased fees for use of school facilities. “We haven’t updated our policy and procedures with respect to community use of school facilities since 1995,” Steve Zickefoose, assistant superintendent of business, told the committee at its Monday…

N.Y. transplants start another Lighthouse

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After moving from New York, Susan and Jim Cady missed their business, the Lighthouse Station. In June, the Cadys took the Lighthouse Station’s old sign out of their garage and opened up shop in Denver. Four shops, including an ice cream parlor, the Pigeon Sisters, Inspirations and Captain Jim’s, make…

Three assistant principals named by School Board

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The Lincoln County Board of Education appointed three assistant principals for North Lincoln schools at its meeting Monday. Timothy Beam and Misha Rogers will be assistant principals at North Lincoln Middle School and Debbie Smith will be assistant principal at North Lincoln High School. Beam is moving from his position…