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Program puts spotlight on child abuse

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The voices of children kicked off Child Abuse Awareness month at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Tuesday night. “Seeing kids singing up there, how can you hurt someone like that?” asked Dwight Stone, a former Carolina Panther and the evening’s keynote speaker. The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse…

Citizen of the Year banquet planned

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The fourth annual Citizen of the Year banquet will be held April 14 to honor an individual who has improved the quality of life in east Lincoln. Last year, Patsy Black was honored for her work with Relay for Life. This year additional honorees have been included to honor a…

Around Town 4/4/2005

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WLHS BAND BOOSTERS The West Lincoln Band Boosters will meet Tuesday April 1 at 7 p.m. at West Lincoln High School. All parents and friends of the band program are urged to attend. Final details for the Washington, DC trip will be discussed. The drawing for the 2005 Mustang will…

Within The Week

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Want to kick off spring the right way? The Steely Pan Steel Band is bringing Caribbean rhythms and an ocean front sensibility to Lincolnton this week. The steel drum band will perform at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center this Friday at 7:30 p.m. They bring with them 19 performers,…

Cactus Care

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BMX racer goes the distance

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A second-hand bike and lack of fear have earned an east Lincoln boy first place in the Bicycle Motor Cross Nationals. “We didn’t even get the best bike. We didn’t have a trainer,” said Annie Geerken, the boy’s mother. “He did this on his own.” Nikolas Geerken, a 13-year-old student…

Oh, my aching back

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When experiencing back pain, many people’s first instinct is to retreat to their sofa. What they should be doing instead is getting their bodies up and moving. “The main thing is just to exercise,” said Kathie Anthony, a group exercise coordinator at the Lincoln Family YMCA. She suggests starting with…

Steel drums bring spring

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There’s something about a steel drum band that banishes bad moods and conjures up warm weather and mild breezes. Steely Pan Steel Band, a steel drum band from Appalachian State University, is certainly not the exception to that rule. “When it was raining the other day and so cold, I…

Around Town 4/1/2005

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VIGIL CANCELED Tonight’s vigil kicking off Child Abuse Awareness Month has been canceled due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled. 2005 MUSTANG RAFFLE West Lincoln High School Band Boosters are extending raffle ticket sales for a 2005 Mustang. Tickets are $10 a piece. The new deadline is April…

Ink Restore to open

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Another business is opening on the courtsquare. Ink Restore, offering inkjet cartridges and refilled laser tone cartridges, printers sales and service will be open next week. The store which refills old inkjet and laser printer cartridges can offer them for about half the price of a new cartridge. Thomas Fox,…