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Carolina Eye Care grand opening

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should rules be changed on Lake Norman requiring large charter boats to unload all unnecessary passengers and personnel while refueling? Brian Harris, Denver: “I would think so. Just because when the yacht exploded, even though it was tragic, it was lucky it was only one person that was killed.” Morrie…

Ready for kindergarten

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Coming Up

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n Red, White, Blue bash: There will be the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air at the Denver Area Business Association’s eighth annual Independence Day celebration on July 5. Gates open at 8:30 p.m. at East Lincoln High School. Parking is free. n Pigskin and pom-poms: Have a…

Ham radio operators to show off equipment

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Thousands of participants will be showing off their ham radios this weekend as a part of Amateur Radio Week. This annual event, called Field Day, will take place across the nation, giving the public a chance to meet and talk with amateur radio operators. Using only emergency power supplies, the…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Meeting on future of N.C. 16 Lincoln County planners will hold a community input meeting on the future plans for Business N.C. 16 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. July 17 at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will…

Community Foundation awards grants

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation recently awarded $4,000 in grants to four non-profit organizations in Lincolnton. The foundation, established in 2001, makes charitable gifts to the community with the help of donors. Affiliated with the Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas, the Lincoln County Community Foundation instills philanthropy, increases charitable giving…

Around Town 6/23/2008

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PEELER REUNION The Peeler family reunion will be after church Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, 7401 Reeps Grove Church Road, Vale. For more information, contact Michelle Peeler at (828) 327-3812. RED CROSS MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its annual meeting noon…

Business in bloom

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They were boys of summer, and a lot more

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Bob Buff has a black-and-white photograph of his old baseball team. “It was called midget baseball,” Buff said of the team he played on in the days before it was called Little League. The picture of the Glenn Mills team is from 1947 or 1948 and shows the boys, roughly…