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Hogs of all kinds will descend on downtown Lincolnton Friday. We’re talking motorcycles. We’re talking barbecue. We’re talking people who enjoy both motorcycles and barbecue (myself included). Lincolnton’s fifth annual Doug Herbert Hog Happenin’ will be happenin’ June 3 and 4. The event kicks off Friday night with live music…

Summer fun for kids

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West Lincoln kids who want a summer packed full of fun and activities can take part in the county’s Summer Playground Program. The west Lincoln site will be located at North Brook Elementary School. Other sites are located throughout the county. So far, few people have shown interest in the…

Summer camp encourages artists

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The Lincoln County Arts Council will host the eighth annual Summer Art Camp at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to be able to do something really fun and have a hands-on learning experience,” said Donna McMahon, freelance artists and instructor. “It gives them a better…

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Principal puckers up to pig

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At the sight of a squealing baby pig, a school full of children let out squeals of their own. The seven-week old piglet stood nervously surrounded by children. Suddenly, he was picked up and given a shower of kisses from North Brook Elementary School’s principal, Donald Welch. “I thought it…

Becoming healthy, wealthy and wise

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Participants in the Lincoln County Senior Center’s Senior Health and Fitness Day learned that total health means more than just eating your vegetables. It’s also important to get regular check ups, exercise, socialize and eat the right balance of food. “With age we develop so many problems along the way,”…

New park progressing

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Plans for starting work on the new park in west Lincoln County are on hold until officials find out about two grants. The Recreation Commission has applied for two grants, said Erma Deen Hoyle, director of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation department. One from the Parks and Recreation Trust…

Around Town 5/27/2005

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YARD SALE Faith Olive Baptist Church Youth Group will hold a yard sale at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 at the Carpet Warehouse Outlet, at the intersection of N.C. 10 and N.C. 18 in Vale. Hot dogs and baked goods will be available. For more information call 704-516-9188. BUSY…

Games fill last days

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The enthusiastic yelling that took place at West Lincoln Middle School this week has little to do with the end of school. Instead, seventh-grade students were involved in games focusing on math and English. “We’re reviewing things they’ve learned all year,” said Christi Rykhus, a seventh-grade teacher. The educational games…

New playhouse for Amy`s House children

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Amy’s House now has a second home. A brand new, freshly painted playhouse sits in the backyard of the women’s shelter, courtesy of Lincoln Leadership. “This little house is a little kid’s dream,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, executive director of Amy’s House. The group, which is organized by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County…