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Belmont Abby magazine recognized

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BELMONT – Belmont Abbey College’s alumni magazine, “Crossroads,’ has earned high honors for the second year in a row, garnering three Communicator Awards in the 2005 Print Media competition. The college won two Awards of Distinction for its Winter/Spring 2004 issue in the categories of best magazine for an educational…

Ambassador`s committee membership ranks rising

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador’s Committee is rising in numbers. From January, when the group had 14 members, it now boasts an enrollment of 22. Some credit the rapid rise to the efforts of chairman Gary Caldwell, who took up the reins last December. “The whole group is…

Singing for supper

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Mother`s azalea bush blooms on love, keeps on growing

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Since her mother planted an azalea bush in her yard in the mid 1970s, Linda Spencer has done little to keep it alive. “It’s just wild,” said Spencer. “It’s never been fertilized.” After a minute to think, Spencer changes her mind. “It was initially fertilized with love in 1976, but…

Festival boasts new events

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East Lincoln residents can find their share of strawberries and amusement at the 20th annual Strawberry Festival this Saturday. The event will take place at East Lincoln High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order to raise money for the Parent Teacher association. New additions this year include…

Around Town 5/11/2005

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LUNCHEON McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway, will have a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The menu will be country-style steak and baked chicken, vegetables, salads, desserts and homemade biscuits. Take-out orders are available. Donations will be accepted for the building fund. LEGION POST 30…

Lake Calendar

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STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL The 20th annual strawberry festival will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ELHS. Proceeds will go to the PTA. QUILTING CLASS A quilting class for students to make a small quilt sandwich and learn about quilting will be held, Tuesday, May…

Celebrating National Nursing Home Week

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The residents of Brian Center Nursing Care in Lincolnton know how to have a good time. So far they have spent “National Nursing Home Week” participating in a balloon liftoff, eating ice cream and watching church singers and a magic show. More events will follow throughout the week, including an…

Food drive Saturday

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Letter carriers will be picking up more than mail on Saturday. That’s because the 13th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive takes place that day. To participate, place all non-perishable food items by the mailbox in order to be picked up by the letter carrier. Buzzy Hartman, a…

Apple Queen applications available

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Applications are now being accepted by the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization for the 2005 Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Saturday, Aug. 13. Applications are available at all four high schools from the guidance counselors…