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Shorn for summer

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Now on to grade school!

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Pageant contestants

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Karena Elizabeth-Grace was crowned Wee Miss Fourth of July in the 4- to 5-year-old category in the Miss Gastonia Scholarship fund. Her sister, Kinsely Aliza-Greer Freeman was a runner-up in the Bitsy Miss Fourth of July in the 0 – 18-months-old category. Both are the daughters of Greg and Dawn…

50th Anniversary

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Dale and Ramona Ballard Hinkle celebrated their 50th anniversary in Raleigh June 23. The couple was married in 1956 at Asbury United Methodist Church, where they are still members. Dale is retired from Bernhardt Furniture in Shelby. Ramona retired from Duke Energy in Charlotte. Their children are Amy Puckett and…

Thousands turn out for east Lincoln fireworks celebration

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Thousands packed David Clark Stadium on the campus of East Lincoln High School Saturday night, where they enjoyed food, fellowship and lots of music. They also enjoyed the sixth annual Denver Area Business Association’s fireworks display. Gates at the stadium opened around 6 p.m. with fireworks that started around 9:30…

More mobility for law enforcement officers on the lake

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You’re on the lake boating when all of a sudden, a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office pulls up next to you. The reason that’s happening is because the Sheriff’s Office has been loaned the use of personal watercraft to assist on Lake Norman, courtesy of Westport Marina, N.C.…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST E.C. Beatty will provide music for July’s Wayne’s Second Friday Feast, 10 a.m. July 14. Cost is $6 per person and includes the tip. Reservations must be made by Sunday, July 9. For more information, call Celia and Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355. If your church group, school…

Woodworker has plenty of “time”

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To some, a clock is just something to keep one on schedule. To W. P. Miller, clocks are much more, they are a way of expressing himself. Miller, who ran a print shop in west Lincoln for 36 years, is a woodworker who spends a lot of his time making…

Students come home champions in Dance Machine competition

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Trophies were the order of the day as students with the Dancers Edge Dance Studio Competition team garnered a number of them June 21 – 24 in Wilkesboro, where they participated in the Dance Machine National Performing Arts Championship. Showing off their awards were (above photo, from left) DeAndra Easter,…

New pastor

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The Rev. Paula Judy became pastor of Messiah United Methodist Church June 27. She earned her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and her master’s of divinity from Duke Divinity School. She is an ordained minister of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Rev.…