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Church rising from ashes of last year’s tragic blaze

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A new Lincolnton Church of God is being built on the ashes of its former self, and this time, it will be fireproof. “If I could find fire-proof pews, I’d probably get them,” said the Rev. Richard King Sr. “I don’t ever want to go through that again. It’s horrible.”…

Tobacco-less policy in Lincoln schools begins on July 1

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The 100 Percent Tobacco Free policy Lincoln County Schools recently adopted will go into effect July 1. Although schools have discouraged the use of tobacco on campus for years, teachers have been allowed cigarette breaks, and those of legal age have been allowed to smoke at outdoor extra-curricular events, like…

Community Connection set at Hill’s Chapel

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If you are trying to figure out what to do Memorial Day weekend, check out the Community Connection. Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host the first annual event May 25. It’s a way for the community to get together and just have fun, said Kristen Edwards, event coordinator. The…

Two men charged in theft from trailers

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Authorities arrested two people in connection with the larceny of 302 cabinets and sinks from two RSI tractor trailers. Manuel Salgado, 43, Maiden, is charged with two felony counts of larceny and one count of possession of stolen goods. Authorities have also charged Bryner Alberto Hernandez-Chavez, 24, Lincolnton, with possession…

Engineer, DOT rep talk about N.C. 16, 73 changes

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Improvements should be coming to the busy N.C. 16-N.C. 73 intersection in Denver, says Dan Grissom, division construction engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Grissom and Jackie McSwain, another DOT representative, were guest speakers at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon, held May 7 at the…

Maiden to hold party for 125th

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An image of cake and presents may come to mind when hearing the word “birthday.” The Town of Maiden will celebrate its 125th year of establishment Saturday with not your usual party. The birthday celebration will include food, games, music, and a vintage costume contest, said Jeremy Stiles, chairman for…

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…