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Around Town 1/6/2006

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NARFE The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. MEETING Sons of the Confederate Veterans-Gen. Robert F. Hoke/ Col. William J. Hoke, Camp 1616 will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. SCHOLARSHIP Gen. R.F.…

Fifth Generation

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Around Town 1/4/2006

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COMPUTER USERS The January meeting of the Computer Users Group of Lincolnton will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln County Library, 306 W. Main St. Meetings are open to the public. For information call Charles at (704) 735-6433 or Gene at (704) 483-5697. DEMOCRATIC MEN The Democratic Mens…

New year sees gyms packed

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January begins, New Year’s resolutions are made and traffic at local gyms increases enormously. “Participation doubles in January,” said Chip Stewart, manager of All American Fitness in Lincolnton. In fact, sign-ups continue to climb throughout March. After a definite lull during the holiday season, people are ready to take off…

50th Anniversary

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Odell and Verlene Wise of Vale were married Dec. 24, 1954. They have three children: Patricia Davis of Vale, Darlene Lewis of Fallston and Ronnie Wise of Vale. They have five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.…

CATS ridership up in Denver

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More people in the Denver area took the Charlotte Area Transit System’s bus into the Queen City in November than in 2004, according to figures released recently. More than 2,000 riders took the Lincoln County Express from Denver to Charlotte, a 126 percent increase over the November 2004 number of…

Capturing history through artwork

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Stephanie Hagens makes Denver easy on the eyes, one brushstroke at a time. The UNC-W junior and 2003 East Lincoln High School grad has built a portfolio of public work throughout Denver. Her portrait of Audrey Hepburn placed best in show in the Lincoln Arts Council county-wide exhibition in 2003.…

Denver man witnessed history

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The phrase “it’s not rocket science” doesn’t apply to Denver resident Paul Schaarschmidt. For most of the 1960s and part of the 1970s, Schaarschmidt helped engineer the Lunar Excursion Module. “I worked for Grumman Aerospace, who built LEMs for NASA,” he said. In constructing the 18 LEMs that Grumman built…

Lake Calendar

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ELBA MEETING The East Lincoln Betterment Association (ELBA) will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the East Lincoln Community Center. For more information, call ELBA president Peter Browne at (704) 820-0215. DIGITAL CAMERAS The Friends of East Lincoln branch library present an introductory class…

Resolving to do better in the New Year

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The start of the new year is always a favorite time to give up a bad habit or take on a good one. Top New Years resolutions include losing weight, getting fit and enjoying life more. Here’s a few resolutions from Lincoln County citizens: “Well I do want to quite…