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SERVPRO announces hitting $1B revenue mark

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A Lincoln County business says its franchise system experienced solid growth in 2009, despite the economic turmoil and deep recession. SERVPRO of Lincoln/N. Gaston Counties hit the $1 billion revenue mark for the first time in its 40-year history. The company is part of the nationwide system of more than…

Meeting to plan Denver decor for holidays

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A community meeting to discuss Christmas decorations for Denver will take place Monday. Terry Brotherton, Jerry Dellinger and Ray Cloninger are organizing the meeting, which will discuss the possibility of decorating Denver for Christmas next year. But before any plans can be made, Brotherton, Dellinger and Cloninger want to see…

Snow day in Denver

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Adult dodgeball comes to Denver

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Keith Sherrill and Lindsay Ross wanted to offer a different sport for adults at East Lincoln Community Center. The two Lincoln County Parks and Recreation employees stumbled across dodgeball, typically played in elementary school. “Out west, this dodgeball stuff is off the freaking hook,” said Sherrill, facility coordinator. “They have…

Around Town 2/3/2010

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SCHOLARSHIP The Lincoln County Farmer Terracing Scholarship is available to all high school seniors in Lincoln County. Applications are available from high school guidance counselors and at the Extension Office. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 1. For more information, call the Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8450. RELAY…

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Snow scares creatures big, small

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I’ve decided my fear of snow and ice is natural. I’ve decided this based upon observing my small, black dog try to walk in eight inches of the stuff. At first she jumped around. It wasn’t really frolicking. It was more like “Get it off me! Get it off me!”…

Vale man crashes into flagpole on square

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Authorities say a West Lincoln man suffered a medical condition prior to crashing into a flagpole on Monday. Lincolnton Police responded to the Courthouse Square just after 11 a.m., when a man crashed his truck into a flagpole within the Courthouse grounds. Barry Alan Houser, 49, of Vale, was traveling…

Police give description of man wanted in holdup

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Authorities are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Lincolnton convenience store at gunpoint. Around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 27, a man entered the Kingsway #18, located at 1316 N. Aspen St., and demanded money from the register, Police Detective C.M. McGinley said. After seeing a semi-automatic handgun, the…