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60th anniversary

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Theo and Wanda Cochrane of Lincolnton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 27. They were married March 27, 1948 in Charleston, S.C. They are the parents of Carole Cochrane of Lincolnton, Bruce and Debbie Cochrane of Lincolnton and Ted and Lana Cochrane of Westerville, Ohio. Grandchildren are Brian Cochrane,…

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CONTACT US If you have a news tip or story suggestion, would like to place an advertisement or subscribe to the Lincoln Times-News, please call: (704) 257-0020 COMING UP nBond and backpacking: What do a $44.6 million school bond and nature trails have in common? Both will be topics at…

Helping out Habitat

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Enforcers stem sign proliference

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Lincoln County code enforcers Cindy Lovelace and Barbara Carpenter scan signs clustered at a corner of N.C. 16 in Denver. They decide quickly what stays and what goes. Real estate advertisements too close to the main road are snatched out of the ground. A faded “lost dog” notice taped on…

Board upholds Verizon order

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The Lincoln County Board of Adjustment voted unanimously Monday to uphold the county zoning administrator’s decision requiring Verizon to make revisions to its Catawba Springs Promenade building. The decision calls for Verizon to change the front and sides of its store to be more than 50 percent brick. Rampart L.L.C.…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Mel Campbell, Westport: “I’ve only been a resident for more than a year now. I think they are good for security, but they are probably not needed.” Juanita Hoke, Denver: “It just depends on what the people who live there want. It doesn’t really fit in because Lincoln County is…

Denver church starts service for children

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There’s something new at Denver United Methodist Church, and it’s all about the kids. “We have children’s worship every Sunday morning at 10:30,” Kristi Johnsen, director of children’s ministries and wife of Rev. Jeff Johnsen said of Denver UMC’s G-Force. G-Force, or God’s Force, is a play on “the force”…

400 expected to bicycle for Sally’s Y fund

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When Keith Isenberg heard that Sally’s Y was close to its fundraising finish line, the 31-year-old co-owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, knew he wanted to help. Though he couldn’t afford the estimated $1 million check needed to close the final gap for the…

Sixth-graders learn about pi calculations

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Students meet the number “pi,” a mathematical constant symbolized by “р” to calculate the geometry of circles. They quickly relate the circular nature of pi’s homophone, a pie, to the number. Sixth-graders at East Lincoln Middle School had the privilege of learning about pi by measuring pies on the day…

Around Town 3/26/2008

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INDOOR YARD SALE Outreach Ministries will sponsor an indoor yard sale from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Messiah United Methodist Church, N.C. 27 West. Baked goods will be available. SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-09 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday.…