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Around Town 12/31/2004

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100TH ANNIVERSARY Amity Baptist Church will hold its 100th anniversary kick-off event at 11 a.m. Sunday. The time capsule that was buried 50 years ago in the old block church will be opened. Members of that era are urged to be present and will be recognized. Special memories will be…

102nd Birthday

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60th Anniversary

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Shooters to bang in 2005

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The new year will start off with a bang in Cherryville and Lincolnton. For more than 20 years the New Year’s Shooters have carried out a 200-year-old German tradition by loading up their muskets and shooting through the night to ward off evil spirits. Two groups will make their rounds,…

Outdoor Classroom

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From left Kevin Hullett, Chris Donaldson and Charlotte Thomas listen to their teacher, Debbie Michael, while studying at the outdoor classroom at North Lincoln High School, which recently received a $1,000 grant to assist environmental science classes. Diane Turbyfill / Lincoln Times-News…

Around Town 12/29/2004

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GOSPEL SINGING The Christianaires of Fort Mill, S.C. will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton. For details call 704-735-1390. DEMOCRATIC MEN The Lincoln County Democratic Men’s Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Zipper’s Restaurant. For more information call 704-736-9447.…

Coming untied — Lake residents remember raft-up`s past

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With the recent announcement of the Lake Norman Raft-Up coming to an end, people have been talking. Some are disappointed, while others are happy. Craig Willis, a Westport resident, has been involve with the raft-up for many years. “It’s too bad that the raft-up won’t be happening anymore. It’s sad,”…

Pressure turned poetry — Mother finds inspiration at work

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Sherre’ DeMao remembers the day she wrote the poem, “Little Things.” It started like any other day, with getting the kids off to school. Her 5-year-old daughter missed the bus and her 13-year-old left home and forgot her assignment. “I had to drop everything, go home and get it for…

Going for the goal

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The hot spot to go in the new year — the gym. With many people’s New Year’s resolutions being to get fit, gyms in the area could add more members come January. “It’s amazing what you can do if you make a commitment. With exercise comes a positive attitude,” said…

Lake Calendar

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CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP The Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at Westport Baptist Church on Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Judy Smith from Tri-City Baptist Church, Hickory. The singer will be Heather Gordon of Denver. The donation is $6. To make a reservation, call 877-629-6244 or for…