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Student singers

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Verdict Ridge soldier in Afghanistan receives gift from Verdict Ridge staff

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The stories Verdict Ridge staff members have been reading that are being written by one of its newest residents, Col. Randal Bockenstedt, currently stationed in Afghanistan, has so moved them that they recently put together and sent him a “goodie box.” Among the items included was a Verdict Ridge beach…

Alert sounded for aquatic weed possibly invading Lake Norman

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The lake might have a new monster worse than Normie, Lake Norman’s legendary creature. Salvinia Molesta, or Giant Salvinia as it is commonly known, may be creeping its way into Lake Norman. If it’s not there yet, it may be just a matter of time. The floating, rootless aquatic fern…

Walking trail under pair of watchful eyes

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A looming white sheet, seven feet tall, stood at the side of the walking trail at the Florence Soule Shanklin Memorial Library. Children, members of the Westport Garden Club and residents of east Lincoln gathered to celebrate Arbor Day. Many people waited on the trail with baited breath in order…

Around Town 5/2/2005

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DAV VAN The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Van will be at the Lincolnton County DAV hut, 2130 Laboratory Road, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. today. National Service representatives will be on hand to answer any questions concerning DAV benefits, to assist in appealing claims and to brief anyone…

Within the Week

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Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for the town of Lincolnton. “Relay for Life,” the signature fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society, will take place at the Lincolnton High School football stadium. Fundraisers have been hard at work since January, collecting money for the cause.…

West JROTC students recognized

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West Lincoln High School JROTC students who went above and beyond regular duties were honored Saturday at the Blue and Gold Ceremony. “Every program is the same way – you have some that just take the class, then you have others where it almost becomes their whole life,” said Lt.…

Grand Opening

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Around Town 4/29/2005

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HOT DOG/BAKE SALE Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church will have a hot dog/bake sale from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call (704) 732-1656. YOUTH RALLY Unity Baptist Church invites all youth participating in the Rick Gage “Go Tell Crusade” to a youth rally at noon Saturday,…