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Denver Fire Department receives matching funds

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The Denver Fire Department has been awarded $24,972.50 in state matching funds. On May 5, Joan Creasman, a representative from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, presented Chief Jay Flynn with a check from the Office of State Fire Marshal 2007 Rescue Grant, as well as a letter of congratulations…

North Brook students raise money with tabs

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Students at North Brook Elementary have saved about 160 pounds of pop tabs. They haven’t used their own money, though. North Brook’s effort for the Ronald McDonald House has been completely through drinking out of cans. The Ronald McDonald House collects pop tabs. The Ronald McDonald House’s official website explains…

Community Calendar / Coming Events

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA After Hours The Denver Area Business Association will hold an after hours event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at LKN Athletic Club, 7393 Advance Ave., Denver. The theme of the event is “Brighten Your Walls” and “Get Into Shape,” and the event is hosted by…

Volunteers to attend disaster training

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The First Baptist Church of Lincolnton will host hundreds of volunteers at a North Carolina Disaster Relief Training Friday and Saturday. “The gathering this weekend will be some of the sweetest-spirited people, whether they come with words or a hammer,” said the Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence of First Baptist Church..…

Lake marinas preach safety as season opens

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With boating season just around the corner, Lowry Hobbs, owner of Westport Marina, hopes his business won’t be affected too much by sky-high gasoline prices and a slumping economy. “We had a real, real busy weekend,” Hobbs said of the weekend before last. While Hobbs says the months-long drought only…

ELPAC pushes endorsement in commission race

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After a somewhat disappointing outcome in the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners race in last week’s primary election, the East Lincoln Political Action Committee is looking ahead. “We’re disappointed, but we’re very excited that George Arena has advanced to the fall,” ELPAC chairwoman Connie Zmijewski said. ELPAC had endorsed Arena,…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Do you think the outcome of the County Commission election helped, hurt or didn’t matter to east Lincoln?” Elizabeth Dedmon, Denver: “I would say it probably would be a good thing for the county to try and bring the county together.” Kenny Poole, Denver: “I think it helps as long…

Around Town 5/14/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the community building adjacent to Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. Debra Hissom will present her program entitled…

North Lincoln player learns in first season

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With a height of only 5-foot-2-inches, North Lincoln freshman Johnathan Paulk’s heart may be bigger than he is. “He’s a very determined young man not only on the tennis court but the in the classroom,” Knights head tennis coach, Jay Thompson, said. “Those things are very important to him and…

Celebrating Nursing Home Week

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The residents at Cardinal Care Healthcare and Rehab kicked off National Nursing Home Week with a game of softball Monday. “Oh man, did we have fun,” said Marion Bivens, activity-director assistant. The day also included an ice cream party. “We have these activities all the time,” said Richard Goodson, 84.…