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Debutantes honored

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Proudly they served

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Ray Trevino, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, salutes the wreath that he placed in front of the Lincoln County War Memorial in honor of Marines Monday.…

School’s digital sign debated

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Administration and the PTA officers of Norris S. Childers Elementary are embroiled in a hot debate over a digital sign intended to project information for parents over the school’s parking lot. Interim principal Cindy Poe said the sign cost just under $10,000. Poe said the sign “will only benefit parents…

Separate accidents happen minutes apart on N.C. 16

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Two people were sent to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after two separate accidents occurred minutes apart Tuesday on N.C. 16 in Denver, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials. A dump truck smashed into the side of a minivan shortly after noon, causing traffic to slow and…

Food demand grows at ministries

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Penny Strain and Sheron Norkett wheeled a shopping cart with six grocery bags out of East Lincoln Christian Ministry in Denver last week. Packed with oil, cornmeal, bread, canned vegetables and other supplies, the staples will need to last until their next visit in July, according to the women. “We…

Industrial park is possibility

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Nearly 2,000 acres in southeast Lincoln County envisioned as a hub for business and industry has its first prospect: Lake Norman Industrial Park. Planned for one mile north of Old Plank Road on the west side of N.C. 16, the 23- lot project will come before the Lincoln County Planning…

Poppy power

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Around Town 5/26/2008

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SPECIAL MEETING Fairview Baptist Church will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. today through Wednesday at the church at 5084 Fairview Road, Lincolnton. The theme will be “Every Christian Is a Minister.” The guest speaker will be Bob Wise of the Baptist Association. The event will include special music, and…

Education Briefs

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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln has expanded scholarship offerings to include two new scholarships in programs for pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology. CMC-Lincoln has awarded several annual $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in degreed clinical healthcare programs. For more information, contact human resources at (704) 732-5518.…

Shag dancing growing in Denver

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A lot of people associate the shag, the popular dance born on the coasts of both Carolinas, with one of the area’s most famous destinations: Myrtle Beach. But there’s a place in Denver where shagging takes center stage two nights a week, and it’s becoming more popular each week. “We…