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Bodies of missing swimmers located

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Divers have recovered the bodies of two boys who disappeared Sunday during a boating trip on Lake Norman. The bodies of Derrick Alante Porter, 17, of Chesapeake, Va., and Eric Christian Belin, 11, of South Carolina, were recovered just after 10 a.m. Tuesday. The victims, who had been visiting family…

Saturday event features blackberries and Bluegrass

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Blackberries and Bluegrass will be celebrated at WoodMill Winery’s first Black and Blue Festival Saturday. “We want people to just come out and experience bluegrass,” said Cheryl Burgess, a volunteer for the event. Tickets are $10. Children under the age of 10 are free. The festival lasts from 10 a.m.…

Rail Trail signs to aid 911 responders

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If you have walked the rail trail lately you may have noticed a new addition that could potentially save your life. The Lincolnton Fire Department has posted 60 signs, similar to highway mile markers, along Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail. Each sign has the number to call emergency responders as…

Thursday event features locally made pottery

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Antiques, a wine tasting and traditional Catawba Valley pottery will be available 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carriage House in Cherryville. The antique store’s first Meet the Potter and Wine Tasting Night features pottery from Luke Heafner of Cherryville and wine from Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery of…

Help needed for Rocky’s medical expenses

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Rocky may be a small dog, but he has the heart of a fighter, says his foster mom, Cheryl Monteleone. The Pomeranian mix puppy was found abandoned outside of a pet store last month. An employee found Rocky, very ill and sick, and took him to a veterinarian’s office. The…

Brit soccer camp kicking up fun for Denver kids

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Thirty-five youngsters participated in a British soccer camp at Denver United Methodist Church last week. Challenger Sports, a leading soccer company in the United States, and the church teamed up to host the camp. This summer, Challenger Sports will hold more than 2,000 British soccer camps and coach more than…

East Lincoln Community Chorus presents ‘World of our Dreams’

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Want to take a trip around the world without hopping on a jet plane? East Lincoln Community Choruses latest performance, “World of our Dreams” will take folks all over the world from their seat at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. The chorus will perform “World of Our Dreams” at 7:30…

Around Town 7/19/2010

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AMITY BAPTIST VBS Amity Baptist Church will hold a Vacation Bible School for ages 3 through 6th grade from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight through Thursday. Dinner will be provided each evening. BPW MEETING The Lincolnton Business and Professional Women will hold a professional women’s networking luncheon Thursday at…

Five generations

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