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Relay makes record

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After amassing a total of $188,000 for the 2005 Lincolnton Relay for Life, captains of the event’s 50 teams had reason to celebrate. “Do we know how to Relay or what?” said John Dancoff, co-chair of the event, at a celebration held Tuesday night at the Lincoln Senior Center. The…

A lady slipper’s paradise

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As a child, Ron Ballard’s mother took him out to the woods in search of pink lady slippers. He was always taught not to touch – except on mother’s day, when he was allowed to pick a single flower. “There were never more than a dozen,” said Ballard. Now an…

Five generations

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St. Cyprian’s built on equality

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The Rev. William A. Wetmore, rector of St. Luke’s Epsicopal Church in Lincolnton was a great believer in religious rights for everyone. He truly believed this for all citizens, white, black, red or brown. He and his church board organized a Sunday school class for blacks at St. Luke’s in…

Few dairy farms left in Lincoln

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G.K. Davis wakes up every morning at 6 a.m., feeds his 1,000 cattle and runs Lincoln County’s largest dairy farm. “We don’t get up at four in the morning anymore,” Davis said referring to the past schedules of dairy farmers. As June is Dairy Appreciation Month, Davis has many hopes…

Just wait. When I’m older…

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Around Town 6/8/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Road, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The theme is “Construction Zone.” All ages welcome. For information call (704) 735-8889. CAMP STILL OPEN The Meadows at Lake Norman still has room. The Meadows offers…

Theatre Guild survives struggles

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Despite trials and tribulations, members of the Lincoln Theatre Guild know the show must go on. The non-profit organization lost its administrative director in April and found itself deeply in debt. Since then, anonymous donations have cleared up financial worries and new board members are being recruited. “The reorganization has…

Strawberry sweetheart

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“Sooo-weeee-t!” BBQ ‘n’ bikes come to Lincolnton

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(Editor’s note: Because of technical difficulties, the Lincoln Times-News was unable to run this article June 6 as originally intended.) Maybe it was a coincidence, but after days of rainy weather, the sun triumphed over the clouds just in time for the fourth annual Doug Herbert Hog Happenin.’ Both bikers…