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Commissioners OK zoning plans

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Lincoln County Commissioners approved three recommendations of the Planning Board at a meeting Monday night. Granted approval: the new technique for rezoning, which allows for optional conditional zoning districts; Patricia Fea’s request to have 1.7 acres rezoned to conditional use neighborhood business; and phase three of the Willow Farms subdivision,…

Constitutional bell-ringing

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Constitution Week

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Denver man jet skis way to top rating

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Most people are probably happiest when their feet are on solid ground. Denver’s Brian Baldwin is not one of those people. A professional jet skier, Baldwin has managed to accomplish something most only dream of: making a career out of doing what he loves. His parents bought the Hendersonville native…

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ presentation to benefit new Sally’s YMCA

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On Friday and Saturday night, Grant Ewing’s normally tranquil backyard will transform into a Broadway theater for a special night dedicated to helping a very special cause. It’s the fourth year Ewing and his Verdict Ridge Backyard Players will perform for charity and the second year the proceeds will go…

Variety of pottery on display

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Traditional and contemporary pottery from established and emerging potters is currently on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It gives the viewing public an idea of the different types of pottery that are out there,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council of Lincoln County. The Catawaba Valley Regional…

Around Town 9/17/2007

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FAMILY REUNION The 61st annual Drum-Wilkinson family reunion will begin at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Pisgah United Methodist Church, located on Little Mountain Road, off Buffalo Shoals Road and north of N.C. 16 in the Sherrills Ford/Catawba community. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a couple covered dishes…

Cancer patient’s diligence, faith is what saved her life

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For seven years, Lincoln County resident Sylvia Smith received her postcard of clearance, but on Easter Monday in March 2002, she got a phone call instead. After her yearly breast cancer screening, Smith found out that she had a malignant lump. “I was numb. I called my husband. My husband…

Lincoln joins list eligible for federal disaster funds

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Lincoln County and nine other counties in the region are now eligible to apply for federal drought-related agricultural disaster assistance, according to officials in U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry’s office, R-10th District NC. Farmers who have incurred losses due to the drought can apply for federal emergency credit loans and should…

Fire hits Balls Creek Campground

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A fire destroyed nine wooden tents at the historic Balls Creek Campground off Buffalo Shoals Road in Catawba County Friday afternoon. The Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire and engine 14 was on the scene in less than five minutes of the 5:49 p.m. call. Seven departments…