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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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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.…

50th Anniversary

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Wallace and Mary Ellen Wentz Keener celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 26. They have one son, Andy Keener and one granddaughter, Lauren Keener. The couple celebrated May 21 with a surprise dinner with family and friends at the Lincolnton Sportsman’s Club. Contributed / LTN Photo…

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…

“I Do” Bridal now in its own facility

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At the age of 14, Maria Navarro used to read books on formal wear and read bridal magazines. “I used to read them the way people read textbooks,” Navarro said. A year ago, Navarro took a chance and rented out some space on the second floor of the Main Street…

Around Town 6/10/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Massapoag Baptist Church, 2139 Laboratory Road will hold a one-day Bible school on Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PLANNING SESSION The Democratic Party of Lincoln County will hold a strategic planning session, Tuesday, June 14 at the Lincolnton campus of Gaston College in the…

Road-tripping with the Bible

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Vacation Bible School students can now expand their horizon of learning through road trips — minus cramped backseats — and the nagging question: Are we there yet? “It’s just a fun way to connect to different areas, along with the Bible and life learning,” said Pastor David Walker Jr. of…