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Shooters to bang in 2005

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The new year will start off with a bang in Cherryville and Lincolnton. For more than 20 years the New Year’s Shooters have carried out a 200-year-old German tradition by loading up their muskets and shooting through the night to ward off evil spirits. Two groups will make their rounds,…

Outdoor Classroom

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From left Kevin Hullett, Chris Donaldson and Charlotte Thomas listen to their teacher, Debbie Michael, while studying at the outdoor classroom at North Lincoln High School, which recently received a $1,000 grant to assist environmental science classes. Diane Turbyfill / Lincoln Times-News…

Around Town 12/29/2004

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GOSPEL SINGING The Christianaires of Fort Mill, S.C. will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton. For details call 704-735-1390. DEMOCRATIC MEN The Lincoln County Democratic Men’s Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Zipper’s Restaurant. For more information call 704-736-9447.…

It just kept growing

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Bobby Fields holds a 9 pound turnip that grew in his Iron Station garden. He credits a fertilizer, water, a good ground and a good growing season for the success.…

Winter storm strands travelers

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Traffic on Interstate 95 in Wilson and Nash counties picked up again early Monday after stretches of ice from the winter storm prompted hundreds of motorists to spend the night in hotel lobbies and a shelter. More than a half-foot of snow fell in portions of…

Bright Sight

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A lit up nativity scene is just part of the spectacle created off of Aspen Street in Lincolnton. A mobile home also boasts archways of lights, Santa on the roof and music. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Holiday sounds from Elvis

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Steve Austin puts an Elvis spin on the Lincolnton Rotary Club’s Christmas program Monday with a rendition of Blue Christmas. He and his wife Shauna also provided some more serious songs of the holidays. Also providing entertainment were Stephen Starnes, Gaye Howard and Page Rice. Al Dozier / LTN PHoto…

NLHS band has successful 2nd year

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The North Lincoln High School “Band of Knights” completed a successful second year of competition in under the direction of Neil Underwood. The band has had many successes and is making a bid to become one of the top high school marching bands in North Carolina. The “Band of Knights”…

Kids up to 8 now require restraints

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A new state law will send some kids back to car booster seats. The law, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2005, will require kids who are 8 years old or younger or weigh 80 pounds or less to be in some type of child restraint. This includes booster seats. The…

History calendar released

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The Lincoln County Historical Association has released its 2005 calendar. The 2005 edition is the Association’s 16th calendar since 1990 and contains another set of historical photographs from Lincoln County’s past. Representing Lincolnton, east Lincoln and west Lincoln, the photographs cover topics like early education, mill villages, conservation projects, social…