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TV meteorologist talks of Hurricane Katrina and aftermath at Rotary meeting

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“It was one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done,” said Brad Panovich. Continuing, he said it was also “a horrific yet amazing experience.” Panovich, the weekend meteorologist for Charlotte station WCNC-TV, was speaking of his first-hand experience with Hurricane Katrina. The Powerpoint presentation he made at Monday’s Rotary Club…

Around Town 10/10/2005

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Ryan’s Steak House for its annual business meeting. MEETING The Sons of the Confederate Veterans – General Robert F Hoke/General William J Hoke, Camp 1616 will…

You go, Girl Scouts!

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And the winner is….

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Around Town 10/7/2005

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SINGING The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. Dinner will be at 5 p.m., before the singing. Everyone is invited. For information, call (704) 276-1529. YARD SALE The youth of Southside Baptist Church will have a…

Catching some air

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There’s a reason they call him Kamikaze Kaylor. With a slew of first place trophies for motorcross racing and a “no fear” approach to 65-foot jumps, Jesse Kaylor has earned the name. “If I wreck or something, they know I’m coming back and I’m going to be at the front…

“Tweety Bird” flies the coop

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Jamie Friday was standing outside his grandmother’s house in Lincolnton Sunday when he got a scare. “My aunt told me to watch out because this bird was coming towards me,” he said. “It flew right over my head into my grandmother’s carport.” Friday says the bird then flew onto the…

Jazz-happy brass band makes stop in Lincolnton

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They may look formal in their tuxedos, but the St. Louis Brass Quintet promises to bring showmanship and good times to the James W. Warren Citizens Center Oct. 13. The quintet is made up of five accomplished musicians. Three of these men work as professors at nationally recognized universities. The…

Seniors dance to tunes of youth

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One day back in the early 1970s, then-Lincolnton Recreation director Betty G. Ross was asked to teach square dancing to the elderly. “We didn’t have enough men dancing back then, so some of the women had to wear painters hats and act like men,” said Ross. That was the birth…

Maiden reunion

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