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Pizza encourages visiting the library

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Pizza lured an endangered species into the Charles R. Jonas Library Monday afternoon: middle-school students who read for fun. “This is where we lose children. We lose them at age 11 and up,” said Stephanie Osborne, library associate. “We try to pull them back in with fun activities for them…

Lincoln residents enjoy Camp Dogwood

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Four of Lincoln County’s residents, along with residents from across the state, took a vacation last week and relaxed at Camp Dogwood. Located on Lake Norman, the camp was established in 1967 by the North Carolina Lions Foundation. The camp, which serves the blind and visually impaired, is the only…

Hair today, gone tomorrow

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Untouchables’ co-owner began in the kitchen

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The Untouchables Burgers, Bakers and Pizza Makers has served Lincoln County residents for almost 25 years. Scott Gillian started washing dishes at the restaurant in 1984. Today, he is a co-owner. “Things have changed a lot since then,” Gillian said. Untouchables Pizza was founded as a “mom and pop store”…

More than gymnasticsat academy

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The name of Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy includes only one part of the Denver school’s curriculum. Gymnastics classes are available, along with cheerleading, dance, Kung Fu, tumbling and an array of adult fitness classes. Children as young as 18 months old can take a class to begin building the flexibility…

Denver church puts spotlight on missions

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This summer, Denver United Methodist Church is shining the spotlight on mission work. “We have three full groups,” the Rev. Stephen Knopp, executive pastor at Denver UMC, said. One group, made up of the youth from Denver UMC, has already come back from a mission trip to Georgia. “They actually…

Water runoff studied

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The health of east Lincoln County’s waterways, drinking water quality, the future cost of housing and water and sewer plant expansions: All may be impacted by a law aimed at managing storm water runoff. And within the next few weeks and months, the lines will be drawn. County and state…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Where would you like to see a ‘downtown’ develop on the existing N.C. 16 in the next two decades, if at all? Lynne Gronning, Denver: “From a realistic standpoint, the only place I could really see it would be is down by Stacy’s Restaurant. There’s already so much development down…

Coming Up

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n Independence breakfast: Wear a flag pin on your lapel and don’t forget to bring your appetite. Webb’s Chapel United Methodist Church is hosting a breakfast this Friday, July 4, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. to raise funds for their new family life center building. Ham, bacon, eggs, biscuits,…

Old farmstead near Denver peaks interest of historians

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A farmstead possibly dating back 150 years has been discovered near Denver, within the 116 acres of land conditionally approved for purchase last month by the county for a future park. Nestled deep into the parcel in overgrowths of periwinkles and other plants, the site contains remnants of an old…