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Past is present inside tax service office

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When you walk into Freeman’s Tax Service on South Grove Street, you might wonder whether you have the right address. You first think you’ve walked into a toy store or antique shop by mistake, because lining the walls are toy cars, antique lighters, collectible figurines, old photos and miscellaneous trinkets.…

Fireworks festival will be a blast

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With Independence Day just around the corner, Denver residents and beyond may be asking themselves what there is to do to celebrate. Look no further. The fifth annual Community Fireworks festival will take place July 2 at East Lincoln High School. As well as the 18 minute fireworks display, there…

Low turnout at rafting ordinance hearing

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CORNELIUS – A handful of residents came to speak out about the potential changes to the Lake Norman Marine Commission rafting ordinance at Monday night’s meeting held at the Cornelius Town Hall. This will be the third change to the ordinance if it occurs. The rafting ordinance has been in…

Whiling away a summer day

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A father and son (above left) ply the waters of Lake Norman on a personal water craft Tuesday — a day where temperatures climbed into the 90s — in order to beat the heat. Meanwhile (at right), Robin Murphy looks through a selection of flowers at Paradise Gardens Garden Center,…

Elevators going up in east Lincoln

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As east Lincoln begins to grow, so do the buildings that accommodate the growth. In the Denver fire district, there are five multistory buildings that have elevators. For the Denver Fire Department, this means the possibility of a rescue in an elevator. “I think we have to be ready to…

Lake Calendar

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YARD SALE/BAKE SALE Salem United Methodist Church on Pilot Knob Road will have a large church yard sale in their Christian Life Center on Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. There will also be a bake sale. For more information call (704) 483-5055. QUILTING CLASS One six…

Symphony to perform in great outdoors

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Bright blue skies and dancing children are expected to accompany the North Carolina Symphony’s stop in Lincolnton. The symphony will be performing a free concert this Thursday on the grounds of the First Baptist Church. The professional, 65-member symphony has performed twice at Carnegie Hall in New York City and…

Racing for children

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Around Town 6/13/2005

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FAMILY REUNION The 52nd Reunion of the Lightfoot William and Rebecca Boggs Hoyle Family will be held this Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located on Hwy. 182 in Cherryville. A business meeting will follow lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket.…

Maryvale Daycare five-year olds graduate to first grade

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VALE — Caps were straightened, gowns were zipped up, chewing gum was spit out and everyone was asked if they had to go to the bathroom. Twenty-three 5-year-olds received their diplomas Saturday at Maryvale Daycare’s graduation ceremony. Sister Mary Frances gives an award to Grace Chambless. Chris Dean / LTN…