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Boaters reminded to keep in mind what state law requires, permits

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With the boat traffic on the lake heating up, law enforcement advises to remember some important boating laws. No one under the age of 12 can operate a motorboat. However, a person at least 12-years old but less than 16-years old can operate a motorboat if the individual has satisfied…

Shoreline Briefs

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BOATING COURSE A safe boating class will held from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on June 14 and 16 at Queen’s Landing. For more information call (704) 587-0325 or email: uscgc17@bellsouth.net or visit www.lmservice.org. CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will be holding children’s art classes at the…

50th wedding anniversary

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Hal and Prue Carpenter of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. The couple has one child, Marcella. Hal is a retired dairy farmer and maintenance director of Gaston Day School. Prue is retired from substitute teaching in Lincoln County Schools. The couple are members of Bethel Lutheran…

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Within the week

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A variety of child-focused activities accompany this week of summer vacation. For one thing, the Gaston Public Library is hosting “Caught in the Web: A performance of Ananse Stories.” The African folk tales will surely delight young audiences at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. The library is located at 1555 East…

Paso fino stable soon opening its gates

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Starting June 25, the Blake-Cliff Stables in Denver will open their gates for the public to enjoy or purchase one of the newest and smallest breeds of horses in the country. George McKee, the owner of Blake-Cliff. has managed to breed nearly 40 paso fino horses from a starting group…

One for the pooch and one for the pussycat

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And coming ‘round the fourth turn heading for the checkered flag is…

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Local scout sets his sites on Eagle

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For Boy Scouts across the country, hard work and determination will pay off as some achieve the highest rank in Scouts: The Eagle. Clay Heafner, sophomore at West Lincoln High School, is currently working on his. “I’m constructing a playground for my church, Crouse United Methodist,” Heafner said. “I also…

Hog Happenin’ hits downtown

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Hog Happenin’ brings together two much-beloved worlds – barbecue and bikes. The two-day festival takes place in downtown Lincolnton, kicking off today at 6 p.m. “Lincolnton was the first to combine the animal with the mechanical,” said Jackie Casey, media liaison for the event. “I guess that’s our claim to…