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Around Town 5/11/2005

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LUNCHEON McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway, will have a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The menu will be country-style steak and baked chicken, vegetables, salads, desserts and homemade biscuits. Take-out orders are available. Donations will be accepted for the building fund. LEGION POST 30…

Lake Calendar

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STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL The 20th annual strawberry festival will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ELHS. Proceeds will go to the PTA. QUILTING CLASS A quilting class for students to make a small quilt sandwich and learn about quilting will be held, Tuesday, May…

Celebrating National Nursing Home Week

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The residents of Brian Center Nursing Care in Lincolnton know how to have a good time. So far they have spent “National Nursing Home Week” participating in a balloon liftoff, eating ice cream and watching church singers and a magic show. More events will follow throughout the week, including an…

Around Town 5/9/2005

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LINCOLN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN MEETING The Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. and hold a meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln campus of Gaston College. For more information contact, Jennifer Harkey at (704) 489-1996. LINCOLN DEMOCRATS The Lincoln County Democratic Party general meeting will…

Within the week

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A fancy art school education and high standing in society aren’t necessary to produce important works of art. The Hickory Museum of Art will be exhibiting the “Homegrown and Handmade: Selected Works from the Huffman Collection of Southern Contemporary Folk and Outsider Art” until July 27. The artists featured have…

Go Tell Crusade draws in thousands opening night

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Approximately 3,000 people attended the opening night of the Western Piedmont Go Tell Crusade featuring evangelist Rick Gage at the Lincolnton High School stadium Sunday, according to Clyde Smith, chairman for the event. “We had a good crowd with about 40 first time decisions and 34 renewals,” he said. Tonight…

NLHS bands outperform competition

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March was the month designated as “Music In Our Schools Month” by the Music Educators National Conference, the national organization for school music teachers. The North Lincoln High School performing arts department was very active during the month of March and reaped many accolades, honors and recognitions for students’ hard…

Arson ruled out in mobile home fire

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DENVER — A Friday morning fire that destroyed a mobile home was accidental, officials said. Crews from Denver Fire Department were on the scene at 6350 Wildwood Trail within two minutes of the 10:52 a.m. dispatch, said Chief Jay Flynn. Fire crews from Pumpkin Center, East Lincoln and Sherrills Ford…

Survivor named honorary chairman

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The honorary chairman of Lincolnton’s Relay for Life has certainly earned his title. John Elmore spent six years off and on fighting cancer, which was found at different times in his kidney, lungs, throat and hip. At one point, Elmore was told that he had a five percent chance of…

Thousands raised through pie contest

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Union Elementary School resembled a Roman coliseum Tuesday as a gym full of children screamed, stomped their feet and demanded to see their teachers’ faces covered in pie. “It’s better than kissing a pig,” said Kirby Oldham, the school principal. Oldham agreed to take a pie in the face if…