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Casting his vote

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Grand openings

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Grand openings were the orders of the day this past week as (top photo) county commissioner Tom Anderson (holding oversized scissors) and Drs. Todd Hamilton (standing next to Anderson) and Stephen Austin cut the ribbon at their Denver practice. Shortly afterwards, at the same location (middle photo) commissioner Anderson and…

Captain’s Cap celebrating 24 years

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When Spero Stathopoulos first came to North Carolina from Greece in 1970, he was still in school. Family obligations, however, determined his destiny and he left school and began working in the restaurant business with his family. “I got involved in the restaurant business due to the influence of my…

Cancer survivors, others honored at Peoples Bank ‘Tree of Hope’

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The holiday season is a special one for Lincolnton resident Mary Lou Robinson; she has been cancer free for the past seven years. “I knew back then I was having a problem, but the doctors didn’t agree,” said Robinson. “They didn’t think it was cancer.” It was only after a…

Around Town 12/7/2005

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SENIOR DANCE The Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department will host a Senior Citizens dance from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas. Doors will not open until 5:40 p.m. and the first 250 people present will be admitted. The cost is…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST December’s Wayne’s Feast will be at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The featured musical guest is Clint Cartner, musician. The program starts at 10 a.m. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, call Celia or Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355.…

Playing with fire trucks

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Symphony to play favorites

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With a history dating back to the early 19 70s, the North Carolina Symphony’s Christmas visit to Lincolnton is a confirmed holiday tradition. The night includes many elements — classical music and popular carols, children singing in a choir and a sing-a-long for the entire audience, which is always a…

Around Town 12/5/2005

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REVIVAL Howard’s Creek Baptist Church will hold revival Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 7 p.m. with special singing by “The Gospelaires.” CAMP RETREAT A Senior Citizens Retreat will be held at Camp Dogwood at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Cooperative Extension’s Senior Council members have planned a great…

Historical Society recognized for mural

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Each year the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies presents The Albert Ray Newsome Award to organizations that have completed outstanding programs of historical activity. Honorable mention went to the Lincoln County Historical Association for the restoration of “Threshing Grain,” the Lincolnton post office mural painted in 1938 as part…