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Go Tell Crusade draws in thousands opening night

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Approximately 3,000 people attended the opening night of the Western Piedmont Go Tell Crusade featuring evangelist Rick Gage at the Lincolnton High School stadium Sunday, according to Clyde Smith, chairman for the event. “We had a good crowd with about 40 first time decisions and 34 renewals,” he said. Tonight…

NLHS bands outperform competition

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March was the month designated as “Music In Our Schools Month” by the Music Educators National Conference, the national organization for school music teachers. The North Lincoln High School performing arts department was very active during the month of March and reaped many accolades, honors and recognitions for students’ hard…

Arson ruled out in mobile home fire

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DENVER — A Friday morning fire that destroyed a mobile home was accidental, officials said. Crews from Denver Fire Department were on the scene at 6350 Wildwood Trail within two minutes of the 10:52 a.m. dispatch, said Chief Jay Flynn. Fire crews from Pumpkin Center, East Lincoln and Sherrills Ford…

Around Town 5/9/2005

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LINCOLN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN MEETING The Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. and hold a meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln campus of Gaston College. For more information contact, Jennifer Harkey at (704) 489-1996. LINCOLN DEMOCRATS The Lincoln County Democratic Party general meeting will…

Around Town 5/6/2005

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COMMUNITY MEETING Kathy Buelin, director of Lincoln County Schools Food Service program will present a program on a community enrichment food program for the summer. It will also go over how a community can qualify. The meeting will be held 6 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at the Oaklawn Center,…

Beijing Palace: Name’s the same, cuisine’s changed

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Hungry Lincolnton residents will be able to fill their plates at a new all-you-can-eat American buffet. Beijing Palace on North Aspen Street is now under new management, offering home-cooked style meals at low prices. A breakfast and lunch buffet is offered. Food can also be ordered off the menu. Manager…

Here, chick, chick

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Survivor named honorary chairman

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The honorary chairman of Lincolnton’s Relay for Life has certainly earned his title. John Elmore spent six years off and on fighting cancer, which was found at different times in his kidney, lungs, throat and hip. At one point, Elmore was told that he had a five percent chance of…

Thousands raised through pie contest

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Union Elementary School resembled a Roman coliseum Tuesday as a gym full of children screamed, stomped their feet and demanded to see their teachers’ faces covered in pie. “It’s better than kissing a pig,” said Kirby Oldham, the school principal. Oldham agreed to take a pie in the face if…

Holding on to the dream

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The spirit of the original owner is still alive and well at Shear Options, a beauty salon on Academy Street in Lincolnton. The character of the turn-of-the-century house has been preserved with its hardwood floors, old fireplaces and green and yellow color scheme. Chatty hairdressers stay busy, and their equally…