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Shouting for the Son at Sonfest

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Nearly 25,000 people filled Paramount Carowind’s Paladium over the weekend to take part in Christian rock festival, Sonfest. For over 20 hours, spread over three days, youth groups, families and individuals were among the sea of faces that enjoyed an eclectic mix of Christian music by headline acts such as…

Camp roars with excitement

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SHERRILLS FORD— When campers come to Camp Dogwood, they can expect to leave with not just a relaxing vacation, but with lifelong friendships. The camp for visually-impaired people, located on Lake Norman and sponsored by the North Carolina Lions Foundation, runs from May 29 to Aug. 27 with a week…

Around Town 6/27/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Grace Baptist Church in Newton will have Vacation Bible School June 27 through July 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly. The church theme is “jungle adventures discovering God’s love.” Grace Baptist Church is located at 1185 Little Road in Newton. For more information call (828) 464-7088. GASTON…

A day in the park

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(Top photo) Savanah Donaldson enjoys a scoop of ice cream at the Highland Drive Park dedication Sunday. Is there more ice cream in her than on her? (bottom photo) Dylan Moore tries his best to keep his dad, Mike Moore, from getting the soccer ball. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Vacation bible school

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Boger City Baptist Church’s kickoff celebration began Saturday. The program will run everyday from 6 – 8:30 p.m. until Friday and is open to all ages. (Above) A variety of animals from Buffalo Beal’s Animal Park were part of the festivities Saturday. Here, Hunter Sain feeds some grass to a…

Farmers Market expands schedule

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market is now operating on its full schedule for the summer. The market opens on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. Vendors usually stay as long as they have produce and customers to buy it. The…

Thank You

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Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine

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Before there was a train there was a tram

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In the early 1800s, the iron makers were having quite a bit of difficulty getting their products to market. David Smith knew of this problem. He and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Gottfried Arndt, were closely associated with many of these iron makers. David purchased a tract of land…