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Fireworks festival will be a blast

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With Independence Day just around the corner, Denver residents and beyond may be asking themselves what there is to do to celebrate. Look no further. The fifth annual Community Fireworks festival will take place July 2 at East Lincoln High School. As well as the 18 minute fireworks display, there…

Low turnout at rafting ordinance hearing

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CORNELIUS – A handful of residents came to speak out about the potential changes to the Lake Norman Marine Commission rafting ordinance at Monday night’s meeting held at the Cornelius Town Hall. This will be the third change to the ordinance if it occurs. The rafting ordinance has been in…

Whiling away a summer day

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A father and son (above left) ply the waters of Lake Norman on a personal water craft Tuesday — a day where temperatures climbed into the 90s — in order to beat the heat. Meanwhile (at right), Robin Murphy looks through a selection of flowers at Paradise Gardens Garden Center,…

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…

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…

Five generations

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St. Cyprian’s built on equality

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The Rev. William A. Wetmore, rector of St. Luke’s Epsicopal Church in Lincolnton was a great believer in religious rights for everyone. He truly believed this for all citizens, white, black, red or brown. He and his church board organized a Sunday school class for blacks at St. Luke’s in…

Few dairy farms left in Lincoln

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G.K. Davis wakes up every morning at 6 a.m., feeds his 1,000 cattle and runs Lincoln County’s largest dairy farm. “We don’t get up at four in the morning anymore,” Davis said referring to the past schedules of dairy farmers. As June is Dairy Appreciation Month, Davis has many hopes…

Just wait. When I’m older…

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