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Math students score high

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Students at Rock Springs and St. James elementary schools have placed top in the state in the First in Math Online Program. Rock Springs’ fifth-grade team took first place in the state competition and eighth place in the nation. St. James’ fifth-grade team took second place in the state and…

Religious drama tackles serious issues

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Boger City Baptist Church invites people to attend “the most important journey of your life.” Raptured, a drama written and directed by church member Judy Bates, will be performed throughout the weekend. “This was a God-thing,” Bates said. Bates, who is a fourth grade teacher at Maiden Elementary School, credits…

Winery to host Jubilee

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Woodmill Winery will host its annual Vineyard Blessing and Muscadine Jubilee Saturday in Vale. The vineyard blessing begins at 10 a.m. The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. The event lasts through 6 p.m. “It’s a little ceremony,” said Joyce Miller, office manager, of the vineyard blessing. “There’s singing, and…

Weekend art classes in the works

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will be hosting a series of Saturday classes, each focusing on a particular art or craft. First up is a class on jewelry making taught by Violet Arth. The class will take place May 16. Participants will make three pairs of earrings. Supplies will…

Deputies on lookout for robber with blade

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Sheriff’s investigators are on the lookout for a man accused of robbing a clerk at the Petro Express in Denver early Saturday morning. Detective Darrell Hutchens said that a man wearing a hoodie entered the store at 7404 N.C. 73 around 1 a.m. The robber pulled a knife on the…

Beatty’s Ford Park to open on Saturday

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Above: Howard Boger of Playworld Carolina assembles playground accessories at the Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver on Monday. Below: This equipment prepares the ground where large playground items will go. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo Plastic slides and metallic yellow ladders for a children`s playground laid flat on the grass,…

East Lincoln bike path routes remain to be determined

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Bicyclists from across the region someday may be able safely to ride a series of paths encircling Lake Norman. However, where those paths may meander in east Lincoln County and what they look like exactly will depend in large part on the input of residents during forums like one being…

Recreation store marketing on three fronts

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Travis Bowers is the owner of Wind, Land and Water Sports. Above, he arranges Frisbee golf discs on display at his N.C. 16 location. Below, he places skateboard cruisers. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo After moving from Virginia Beach back to his home state of North Carolina, Travis Bowers thought…

Beard sets tone for Mustang batters

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DENVER — East Lincoln senior Randy Beard is having a career year and so too are his teammates. As a leadoff man, Beard is expected to get on and base and make things happen, but to Mustangs baseball head coach Chris Matile, he does more than just that. “Randy is…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS LiSCO meeting The Lincoln Shoreline Community Organization will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. The keynote speaker will be Von Moody, who will speak on real estate valuation processes in North Carolina. For more information, call (704) 996-7900. Wayne’s Friday…