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Lighting store opens location in Cramerton

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Finding that perfect piece of lighting has never been easier at Westport Lighting Inc. The Denver-based business specializes in a large selection of indoor and outdoor lighting for the home, said Jennifer Barnette, co-owner of Westport Lighting Inc. Barnett, a resident of McAdenville, says that “a friendship” got her into…

Linc Home Meals thanks 300 helpers with banquet

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Linc Home Meals honored its 300 volunteers with a banquet Tuesday. “I appreciate it,” said Mitzi Williams, Linc Home Meals coordinator, to the crowd at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “I appreciate everything you do.” Linc Home Meals, which is part of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, serves 125…

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Rock Springs third-graders are authors

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Crystal Beam’s third-graders at Rock Springs Elementary recently became published authors. Beam said she found a children’s publishing company online called “Student Treasures.” She chose the kit she wanted to use with her class, and the company gave her a publication date. Two to three weeks after the children sent…

Firefighter completes training

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ShoreLine Religion
Denver area churches set Easter services

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This Sunday, many Denver-area churches will depart from their regularly-scheduled services to celebrate one of the most important days on the Christian calendar: Easter. Whether they’ll be getting up a bit earlier than usual to attend a sunrise service – or getting together for a pre- or post-worship service meal…

Schools committee discusses preservation of birch trees

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The meeting of the school board’s Building and Site Committee varied from the usual discussion of construction to topics in which the school system could preserve nature, particularly river birch trees. Darrell Gettys, executive director of facilities, reported to the committee that a 3-acre stretch beside the school bus garage…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church in Denver. Cost is $11. For more information, call (704) 491-9109. DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will host a coffee connection from 8:30 a.m. to…

No cause discovered for blaze at popular Maiden restaurant

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Investigators recently completed an investigation into what started an early morning fire at the popular Brookwood Family Restaurant. “At this time, we aren’t sure of the exact cause of the fire,” said J. David Pruitt, Catawba County fire marshal. “The investigation was completed with the cause being unknown.” The March…

East Lincoln grad has fast transition to model and actor

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When Payton Brady graduated from East Lincoln High School last June, he didn’t waste much time hanging around. He moved to Los Angeles on July 22, and by October, he was filming the reality TV show “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.” “It all just happened kind of quick,” Brady, 19,…

Nantz prepares for 19th season

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It’s a tranquil afternoon at East Lincoln Speedway. Owner Ralph Nantz, 70, peers out from under a baseball cap at the signature red-clay dirt lining his track. The silence will be broken April 5th when as many as 1,000 spectators fill the stands and stock cars rumble to life on…