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Catawba planning fire substation

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A new $500,000 fire substation could come to Sherrills Ford in the wake of a funding dispute that led Denver Fire Department to say it will cut off service to Catawba County on June 30. Catawba County commissioners this week approved a contingency plan by Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue…

Public can comment on budget

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Members of the public will be able to weigh in Monday on what they think about the county’s proposed $157 million budget. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Public comments are scheduled to begin at 6:40 p.m. Residents will…

Around Town 5/30/2008

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HOYLE REUNION The descendents of John Sidney and Isabelle Morrison Hoyle will have their reunion Sunday in the fellowship hall at Roseland Baptist Church, 1172 Rose Hill Drive, Lincolnton. A covered-dish lunch will be served around 1 p.m. Family and friends are invited. For more information, contact Margie Hoyle at…

Church Briefs

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MOVIE NIGHT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton will host a movie night 7 p.m. June 7 in the fellowship hall. The film “Another Perfect Stranger” will be featured. BIBLE SCHOOL Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 4136 Mount Pleasant Road, Sherrills Ford, will have vacation Bible…

Summer stories

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The West Lincoln Branch Library is offering free summer reading programs that consist of magicians, musicians and puppets. The theme is “Catch the Reading Bug.” “People in the community love and appreciate the programs,” branch supervisor, Selina Keever, said. Last year, more than 150 children attended the summer programs. “They’ll…

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…

Former NFL players to help at Verdict Ridge golf benefit

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Verdict Ridge Golf Course will hold a special charity golf tournament next month, featuring retired National Football League players, to benefit injured and sick kids. The sixth annual NFL Alumni/ Shriners Charity Golf Classic is set to tee off at 11 a.m. June 22. For $2,500, a team can pair…