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Catching some air

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There’s a reason they call him Kamikaze Kaylor. With a slew of first place trophies for motorcross racing and a “no fear” approach to 65-foot jumps, Jesse Kaylor has earned the name. “If I wreck or something, they know I’m coming back and I’m going to be at the front…

“Tweety Bird” flies the coop

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Jamie Friday was standing outside his grandmother’s house in Lincolnton Sunday when he got a scare. “My aunt told me to watch out because this bird was coming towards me,” he said. “It flew right over my head into my grandmother’s carport.” Friday says the bird then flew onto the…

Jazz-happy brass band makes stop in Lincolnton

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They may look formal in their tuxedos, but the St. Louis Brass Quintet promises to bring showmanship and good times to the James W. Warren Citizens Center Oct. 13. The quintet is made up of five accomplished musicians. Three of these men work as professors at nationally recognized universities. The…

Seniors dance to tunes of youth

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One day back in the early 1970s, then-Lincolnton Recreation director Betty G. Ross was asked to teach square dancing to the elderly. “We didn’t have enough men dancing back then, so some of the women had to wear painters hats and act like men,” said Ross. That was the birth…

Maiden reunion

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Couple “Design One Creative” campaign after another

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For years, Mike Sherman of Denver had been moving up a kind of corporate ladder. He started Design One Creative in the basement of a Charlotte radio station in 1996. “We had Magic 96 and 106.5 The End right above us,” said Mike. “When the company first started, it was…

Blackburn reunion

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Toddler teamwork

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Weaving a tapestry of beauty

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Quilters now have a store Delores Ellsworth has been doing crafts for most of her life. A voracious reader, Ellsworth came across a book one day that changed her life. “It was a book on quilts and the art of quilting,” she said. As a result of that book, Ellsworth…

This year’s Denver Days one for the record books

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Organizers of the 2005 Denver Days festival are calling the event “record breaking.” According to Denver Days chairman Jerry Earnest, in excess of 20,000 made the two-day festival. “It was the biggest and the best we ever had,” said Earnest. “We’re going to possibly expand to a three-day event. Last…