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YMCA celebrates birthday

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA celebrated its seventh birthday Tuesday. It celebrated with free cake and a display of pictures of fun times from the past seven years (pictured above). Rosemary Suess (below, left), member connection director, handed out cake to Jerry Harris, a YMCA member. Chris Dean / LTN…

4-H winners

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The Tenure 4-H Club of the Year Award went to (pictured above, from left to right) Kristi Johnsen, Cody Johnsen and Wyatt Johnsen of the Denver Shockers. Robert Allen (far right) of First Federal Savings Bank presented the award. Perkins and Ruth Perkins (pictured below, from left to right) of…

New face at chamber is familiar

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Lori Montgomery may be a new face at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, but she’s no stranger to Lincolnton. The chamber’s new membership services representative, who has been on the job since Feb. 4., grew up in Lincolnton. Montgomery says she moved away to attend college, but after marrying…

Preschool, kindergarten signups set

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Registration for kindergarten and preschool programs in Lincoln County Schools began Thursday and will continue through March 14. First-graders new to Lincoln County Schools should also register during this period. Parents should register their child at the school the child will attend. To register a child, parents should bring: n…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Would you lower water and sewer fees to secure housing that won’t impact schools or commuter traffic? Priscilla Foley, Westport: “Yes, because the sewage and water fees are way too high.” David McCrostie, Denver: “Probably not. I understand that [Carolina Ridge] is a great project, but we have so many…

Fortenbery recovers from robbery and back surgery

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Around Christmas 2006, Bart Fortenbery’s plan of releasing a CD of his music was derailed when his Cherryville business, Apple Lane Music, was robbed. Now, a little more than a year later, Fortenbery’s plans are back on track and his CD has become a reality. “I’ve been working on it…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 340-1290. Rotary art auction The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club will hold its…

Lincolnton Station nears completion

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Lincolnton Station, one of the largest plaza developments in Lincolnton, is scheduled for completion by April 1. A fitness studio, retail stores and an eatery are expected to open at the East Main Street location, said Mark Mahoney, development associate with York Development Group. “We already have two tenants lined…

Coming Up

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n When a leader speaks: N.C. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Lew Ebert, is scheduled to kick off Lincoln Economic Development Association’s new seminar series, Feb. 26. Dubbed the Lincoln Leader Series, speakers such as Ebert will help the county’s largest employers gain a state and national perspective on…

Carolina Ridge project debated

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A week after developers threatened the future of the largest proposed housing project in county history, Commission Chairman Tom Anderson and a Pulte Homes vice-president debated Carolina Ridge’s past. A Pulte Homes official last week said the building giant could scrap the 1,200-unit upscale retirement community across from East Lincoln…