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8-year old Denver girl names library`s bear

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His name is Forrest the bear. He stands seven feet tall at the side of the walking trail at the Florence Soule Shanklin Memorial Library. Since the end of April, the bear has been waiting for a name so that he could be issued a library card. Children under the…

History of two of area`s oldest funeral homes now unburied

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It was not unusual in the early part of the 20 century for furniture stores to double as funeral parlors (above). The services were often advertised (below). Contributed Photos Funeral homes aren’t typically associated as fun and exciting places to be, or where other forms of commerce were conducted. But…

Around Town 6/20/2005

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FARMERS MARKET The Lincoln County Farmers Market will begin operating on its full schedule on Tuesday, June 21. The market will open Tuesday at 7 a.m., Thursdays at 3 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 a.m. BIBLE SCHOOL Circle “G” Ranch – Adventure Through the Open Door Bible School will continue…

Within the Week

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If you’re looking for something, free, fun and family friendly, then head out to the fourth annual Art on the Avenue this Saturday. The event is being put on by the Hickory Museum of Art through the sponsorship of Wachovia bank. It will be held on the grounds and inside…

Personal trainers provide extra push

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Whether you want to bulk up, slim down, lower your cholesterol or look good in a bikini, personal trainers have the program for you. “It’s all personalized,” said Melissa Avery, fitness and wellness coordinator at the Lincoln Family YMCA. The YMCA currently has nine certified personal trainers, who are available…

Silly poems lead to literary gold

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When she was a child in rural west Lincoln, Diane Thompson didn’t have much time for books. Now in her 40s, she is an award-winning children’s author who hopes her work teaches children the value of reading. “I think when parents start reading to them very early that instills in…

Campers spend summer serving others

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Hard labor in the hot sun, doesn’t sound like a fun summer vacation, but Camp Loy White participants love what they do. “I don’t see any better way to spend my summer,” said Faith McDermitt, a lead field coordinator for the camp. The Christian camp, which is located in Cleveland…

German native now calls Lincolnton home

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Some say home is where the heart is, while others believe it’s where you were born and raised. For Siegfried “Siggy” Hegewald, a native of Germany, home is Lincolnton. “I have been living here the longest of anywhere else,” he said. Hegewald first came to the United States 30 years…

Around Town 6/17/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Circle “G” Ranch – Adventure Through The Open Door Vacation Bible School will be held at Crouse United Methodist Church June 19 – 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A light meal will be served each evening at 6:00 p.m. with music, storytellers, crafts and recreation to follow. The church…

Ramsour`s Mill

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Flames shoot out of a cannon re-enactors fired during Battle of Ramsour’s Mill festivities this past Saturday. However, the cannon was not part of the actual battle re-enactment. Chris Dean / LTN Photo (Above) Bill Ramsaur spoke on behalf of the Ramsour and Reinhardt families during Battle of Ramsour’s Mill…