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DABA members revved up about upcoming year

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The members of the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) gathered at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club in Stanley for their monthly meeting Thursday. With no guest speaker this month, members and guests got the chance to do some networking before and after the brief meeting. President Gary Caldwell spoke briefly before…

Surrender House appeal to artists to design a logo

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Surrender House, a new transitional facility in Lincolnton for women in the early stages of substance abuse recovery, needs a logo. The organization is looking to the creativity of local visual artists for help. The logo will be used on brochures, correspondences, Web site and other forms of communication representing…

Medal of Honor biography a work of love, inspiration

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SHERRILLS FORD — One paragraph changed Dorea Drum’s life forever. After writing biographies for four Medal of Honor winners who visited Lincolnton in December 2003 for the monument dedication in honor of Lincoln County’s only native recipient, Rufus Johnston, Drum became intrigued with one in particular — Jack Lucas, the…

DABA fireworks July 7 at ELHS

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For the seventh year in a row, east Lincoln will be treated to a spectacular display of fireworks and a great evening of fun for the whole family. The Denver Area Business Association (DABA) Fireworks Festival will take place at East Lincoln High School on Saturday, July 7 beginning at…

Birdman Dave wows ’em at “Get a Clue” presentation

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Birds both large and small entertained a group of Denver children when Birdman Dave came to Rock Springs Elementary School. “It’s really big!” Christa Reilly, 8, said when Belle, a macaw, was brought out. The event was part of “Get the Clue Summer Reading Program,” in which all Gaston and…

A high ‘frying’ success

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Around Town 6/25/2007

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PRESCHOOL Redemption Outreach Center Christian Academy is now enrolling for preschool. Call (704) 735-1294/(828) 455-4591. CONCERT AT McGUIRE The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will present a free Summer Pops concert featuring patriotic music on Thursday, June 28, on the lawn outside the Energy Explorium at Duke Energy’s McGuire Nuclear Station. Performance…

4-H Summer Ventures

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Lincoln County a possible site for new equestrian team

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As a teenager in Michigan, Sara Starnes lived for her high school’s equestrian team. She even became a coach after graduation. When she took a teaching job in North Carolina, she planned to coach in her new home. Instead, she had a rude awakening. “I moved down here and wanted…

Special gift given to father

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Graham Caskey’s children searched far and wide to give him a piece of his past for Father’s Day. “I was tickled to death,” he said of the Ladies Home Journal he received, which contained a picture of his oldest brother, Clay, being served cake by Eleanor Roosevelt at Water Reed…