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Lincoln Squares celebrate 25 years of dancing

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Frilly skirts twirl as music plays and the voice of the caller instructs the next move. It’s another Friday night for members of the Lincoln Squares. A circle of couples spin, stroll and shag across the floor as other members arrive. Old friends greet each other with hugs and handshakes.…

Family petitions against parole

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Since the murder of her niece in 1983, Penny Morrison has thought about the dancer and former beauty queen every single day. “Everybody thinks it’s been 20 years, you can get over it, but you can’t get over something like this,” she said. “It never goes away.” Kimberly Goodman, Morrison’s…

1780 battle site comes alive

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Elaine Ramyer (above) works to prepare an authentic 18th century feast over a fire for her fellow re-enactors. Terry Raymer stands in period clothes outside of his tent on the battle site of the Battle of Rasour’s Mill. Throughout Saturday and Sunday re-enactors provided spectators with an up close and…

Retired pilot finds new mission with Habitat

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Bill Lifsey lay in his hospital bed after brain surgery with one thought on his mind. “Lord, if you get me out of this place with all my wiring intact, I promise to do nothing but good with my life,” said Lifsey. The Habitat for Humanity volunteer has done his…

Scraper mishap kills man

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DENVER — A heavy machinery accident Wednesday afternoon in Denver resulted in the death of a Chester, S.C. man. Larry Boulware, 48, was operating a scraper when his machine collided with a motor grader driven by coworker Jason Yates, said Ken Staley, project manager with McWhirter Grading Company. Boulware was…

Art Camp

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Michael Hefner paints a flower pot during the Lincoln Arts Council’s Art Camp. The program wrapped up this morning with an exhibit by students. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Around Town 6/11/2004

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Southside Baptist Church will hold the “Rickshaw Rally” Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night beginning Sunday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 16. There will be Bible stories, games, food and fun for all. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Lincolnton Seventh Day Adventist Church will hold…

Three file for school board seats

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Three candidates have filed to run for the Lincoln County Board of Education. Filing began at noon on June 7 and will run through noon on July 6. Four seats on the Board of will be open including Northbrook Township Member, Member at Large, Ironton Township Member and Lincolnton City…

WWII dedication brings sad memories

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For many spectators the dedication of the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. was a time of celebration. But Lincolnton native Joseph Scott reacted to the May 29 dedication in a different way. “It’s heartbreaking,” said Scott. “It brought back memories. There were a lot of tears shed up there.” Scott,…