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Wax museum comes to life

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S. Ray Lowder Elementary School became a chaotic scene of famous historical figures and modern day heroes on Wednesday afternoon. Third-grade students in the school’s “wax museum” put on costumes and belted out biographies to anyone who wanted to listen. “I think it’s a great experience,” said Emily Whitener, an…

Vocal competition brings in talent

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The Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition starts out with nine hopeful, bright-eyed singers. Over the course of a weekend that number gets whittled down and in the end there can be only one. This weekend marks the third year of the competition that kicks off Friday night at the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

50th Anniversary

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Police seek robbery attempt suspect

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Lincolnton Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a local business Wednesday night. The man is also believed to be a suspect in several previous armed robberies. At 11:52 p.m. Wednesday, an employee reported an attempted robbery at Family Coin Laundry at 130 Vandiver Drive. The laundry…

West Lincoln artists show off

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Around Town 4/13/2005

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HAMBURGER/HOT DOG SALE The West Lincoln High School Varsity cheerleading team will have a hamburger and hot dog sale at the Winn-Dixie on N.C. 27 West from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information call (704) 735-4545. YARD/BAKE SALE Bethel United Methodist Church will hold a yard/bake sale…

President`s items now on display

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The Lincoln Cultural Center’s latest exhibit, “Hail to the Chief” offers an inside look at the lives of American presidents. The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, has presidential memorabilia dating from the 1700s to modern day. “I think there’s always an interest in history, especially in Lincoln County,” said Valerie…

Parties continue at Cocktail Cove

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CORNELIUS — Rowdy boaters are already rafting up at the popular Cocktail Cove in Iredell County near the Point Lake and Golf Club playing loud music and partying. Deputy Phil Jones of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department warned the Lake Norman Marine Commission at Monday night’s meeting that it already…

N.C. 16 projects advance

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All three projects on N.C. 16 are on schedule. The project from Lucia to N.C. 73 in Lincoln County is nearing the completion stages, said Larry Carpenter, resident engineer. The grading is 95 percent complete. The paving project from N.C. 16 to N.C. 73 is a two year project that…

Springtime turns out boaters

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LAKE NORMAN – With spring fever in the air, many boaters are setting sail on Lake Norman. That means that boating season is almost here. Before hitting the lake, make sure to be prepared and know the boating rules. Although boating season does not officially start until Memorial Day, Lincoln…