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Cancer survivors, others honored at Peoples Bank ‘Tree of Hope’

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The holiday season is a special one for Lincolnton resident Mary Lou Robinson; she has been cancer free for the past seven years. “I knew back then I was having a problem, but the doctors didn’t agree,” said Robinson. “They didn’t think it was cancer.” It was only after a…

Around Town 12/7/2005

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SENIOR DANCE The Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department will host a Senior Citizens dance from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas. Doors will not open until 5:40 p.m. and the first 250 people present will be admitted. The cost is…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST December’s Wayne’s Feast will be at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The featured musical guest is Clint Cartner, musician. The program starts at 10 a.m. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, call Celia or Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355.…

Playing with fire trucks

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Symphony to play favorites

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With a history dating back to the early 19 70s, the North Carolina Symphony’s Christmas visit to Lincolnton is a confirmed holiday tradition. The night includes many elements — classical music and popular carols, children singing in a choir and a sing-a-long for the entire audience, which is always a…

Around Town 12/5/2005

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REVIVAL Howard’s Creek Baptist Church will hold revival Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 7 p.m. with special singing by “The Gospelaires.” CAMP RETREAT A Senior Citizens Retreat will be held at Camp Dogwood at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Cooperative Extension’s Senior Council members have planned a great…

Historical Society recognized for mural

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Each year the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies presents The Albert Ray Newsome Award to organizations that have completed outstanding programs of historical activity. Honorable mention went to the Lincoln County Historical Association for the restoration of “Threshing Grain,” the Lincolnton post office mural painted in 1938 as part…

Scene of the season – II

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Touring homes by starlight

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This year’s Star Light Tour of Homes features four private homes, a church, a business and the Lincoln Cultural Center. “A lot of (the houses are chosen through) word of mouth,” said Mary Jane Howard, executive director of the Lincoln Arts Council. “Some people volunteer. Some people we get down…

Local children to sing with state symphony

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The North Carolina Symphony will be presenting its annual Lincoln County Holiday Pops concert Thursday, which features young, local talent. “There’s just something about children’s voices at Christmas time — they’re just so clear, and you just see the excitement in their faces,” said Adair Cantwell, co-chairwoman of the Lincoln…