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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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“I Do” Bridal now in its own facility

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At the age of 14, Maria Navarro used to read books on formal wear and read bridal magazines. “I used to read them the way people read textbooks,” Navarro said. A year ago, Navarro took a chance and rented out some space on the second floor of the Main Street…

Around Town 6/10/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Massapoag Baptist Church, 2139 Laboratory Road will hold a one-day Bible school on Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PLANNING SESSION The Democratic Party of Lincoln County will hold a strategic planning session, Tuesday, June 14 at the Lincolnton campus of Gaston College in the…

Road-tripping with the Bible

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Vacation Bible School students can now expand their horizon of learning through road trips — minus cramped backseats — and the nagging question: Are we there yet? “It’s just a fun way to connect to different areas, along with the Bible and life learning,” said Pastor David Walker Jr. of…

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…

Smooth Sailing

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Rafting concerns to be aired

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CORNELIUS – The Lake Norman Marine Commission will hold a public hearing Monday night to hear concerns from residents on its current rafting ordinance. The meeting will take place at the Cornelius town hall at 7 p.m. The ordinance may be revised after the hearing. Revisions to the current rafting…

Transportation resolution receives endorsement

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The Lake Norman Rural Planning Organization approved a resolution endorsing the 2004-2010 transportation improvement program, which is the long range plan for Lincoln County, the northwest portion of Gaston County and the south portion of Iredell County. These areas were designated as part of the Metrolina Region non-attainment area by…