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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…

Country-metal rocks festival

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The Lincolnton band, Low Willie, has a variety of musical influences – all of which can be identified by various accessories worn by band members. Randy Walker, lead singer and guitar player, wears a cowboy hat perched on top of his head with boots to match. Lead guitarist Ultra Dave…

Reading away the summer months

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Summer vacation marks the beginning of a very busy season for local libraries. On Tuesday alone, 600 people visited the library, a number of them kids ready to take on summer reading. Luckily, a new and improved computer system should help with the increased load, that is, when the librarians…

Head of the class

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Around Town 6/3/2005

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HOT DOG/BAKE SALE Howard’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department Ladies auxiliary will hold a hotdog/bake sale on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. until. DEMOCRATIC MEN’S GROUP MEETING The Democratic Men’s Group of Lincoln County will meet Saturday, June 4 at 8 a.m. at the Lincoln House restaurant, 604 Clark Drive.…

Civic involvement important to business

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INK Restore will recycle used ink cartridges, remanufacture them and refill them, but their ultimate goal is to keep the consumer out of the red ink by providing lower cost products of equal value. The remanufactured cartridges available at INK Restore are around 50 percent cheaper than original cartridges, which…

Art Deadline

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Pull out those paintbrushes! Sharpen that pencil! There’s only a few days left until the deadline for the annual art contest put on by the Lincoln Cultural Center and Lincoln Arts Council. Entries will be accepted this Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural…

Summer reading program ready to launch

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School may be over, but many Lincoln County children won’t put down the books this summer. The Lincoln County Library’s Summer Reading program kicked off Tuesday, said Stephanie Osborne, children’s assistant at the library. Kids can sign up anytime from Tuesday through to July 31, she said. The goal of…

Make that a perfect nine

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Kayla Berryhill achieved something this year that most students wouldn’t dare try. The eighth grade student at Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy has had perfect attendance all nine years of her education. “I just have never been sick,” said Berryhill. Sheila Berryhill, Kayla’s mother, credits her daughter’s good health to genetics,…

Surprise party thrown for retiring math teacher

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Students, teammates and parents honored Lincolnton Middle School sixth-grade teacher Betsy Williams with a surprise retirement party her last full day of teaching. Honored as “Queen of Math,” she was presented with a dozen yellow roses, tiara and ribbon bearing the legend, “LMS Math Queen.” Her students presented her with…