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Nine-year old `braces` for win with her Mother`s Day essay

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Call it beginner’s luck, but when nine-year old Halie Leatherman of Lincolnton wrote why she thought her mom, Sherry Leatherman, is the greatest mom in the world, she had no idea hers would be the winning essay in a contest sponsored by Hamilton and Austin Orthodontics in Lincolnton. “We have…

Apple Queen applications available

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Applications are now being accepted by the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization for the 2005 Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Saturday, Aug. 13. Applications are available at all four high schools from the guidance counselors…

Fire leaves four homeless

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A family of four is homeless today after a fire destroyed their rental house at 1213 E. Pine St. on Tuesday morning. Nearly 20 firefighters from Lincolnton and Boger City responded to the blaze, which was reported at 10:51 a.m., Lincolnton Fire Capt. Jack Jones said. Lincolnton crews were on…

ELBA to hear from DOT

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The East Lincoln Betterment Association will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Recreation Center on Optimist Club Road to discuss road construction and maintenance. The speakers will be Robert Collier, regional representative on the North Carolina Board of Transportation and Mike Holder, DOT engineer for Lincoln County.…

Residents ponder bike trail sites

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Where would bikers most like to travel along the shores of Lake Norman? That was one of the questions before a handful of residents last Wednesday night at the east Lincoln Community Center. A 150-mile bicycle trail that would encircle the entire Lake Norman shoreline has been proposed. Four residents…

Community Festival at Holy Spirit

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(Above), Connor Henderson, rides a horse while his father, Tim Henderson helps keep his balance at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Community Festival held Saturday. At right, Denver Smith, 7, sports a Dr. Suess style hat while he looks at the different items for sale. Several tents and booths were…

Rafting event approved

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CORNELIUS – The Lake Norman Marine Commission approved a rafting event on the lake at its Monday night meeting that will take place on Memorial Day. Larry Hensley, will hold the party at his dock in Iredell County. In order to host the event, Hensley had to give 60 days…

Annette Barker to be honored with scholarship

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A face that people grew to know, respect and love will now be honored each year at North Lincoln High School. Annette Barker, who was known to many as an asset to the community, moved to the Denver area at the age of 15. She fell in love with Johnny…

Festival boasts new events

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East Lincoln residents can find their share of strawberries and amusement at the 20th annual Strawberry Festival this Saturday. The event will take place at East Lincoln High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order to raise money for the Parent Teacher association. New additions this year include…

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…