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Lake Calendar

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SILENT AUCTION East Lincoln Christian Ministry is holding a silent auction until 12pm Saturday, October 2. For more information call 704-483-4415. RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL The 11th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held Oct. 2 to Nov. 14 Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event will be…

Business by the pool

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Left to right, Joy Watts, Kim Suttles, ReneeÒ‘ Brooks and Sam Payne network Thursday evening at the Business After Hours at Riverwalk Apartments. The event was hosted by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and brought together county business leaders. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo…

Seeking assistance — Lake-loving couple takes SOLO route

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DENVER — Save Our Lake Organization (SOLO) is heating up. The non-profit organization, headed by Jim and Jill Feldmeyer, is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of Lake Norman and the endangered Catawba River. “Somebody needed to do it,” Jill said. “I kept thinking surely somebody would do something about…

Carp fishing made illegal

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MOORESVILLE — The Lake Norman Marine Commission passed an ordinance Monday night making it illegal to catch or possess sterile grass carp. The carp, minnows from Eastern Asia, have been put in Lake Norman to eat up the fast-growing weed called hydrilla. A violation of this regulation will result in…

Didtinguished gentlewoman

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Denver pregnancy center volunteer receives honor Crystal Regan said that on the afternoon of Sept. 17, she became a little girl again. It was something she said she never imagined would happen to her. She was meeting the president. Regan, who volunteers at the East Lincoln Pregnancy Center in Denver,…

Pottery Sale

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Misty Warren of Lincolnton looks at pottery being sold outside Byrd’s Sundries on Main Street Saturday morning. The Lincoln County Apple Festival was scheduled to occupy downtown on Saturday, but it was canceled because of Hurricane Ivan. Josh Davis / LTN Photo…

Church bells to ring in Constitution Week

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Church bells will ring and people will pause at 4 p.m. today in honor of the exact day and time the United States Constitution was signed 217 years ago. Constitution Week starts today and runs until Thursday. Members of the Lincoln County’s Jacob Forney chapter of the DAR are asking…

Higher marks sought for minorities

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East Lincoln High School has started a new program focusing on the success of its minority student population. The goal of the Diversity Awareness Program is to raise the grades and test scores of minority students who have typically scored below their peers. “We just made the hard decision to…

Bank Opening

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County Commissioner Tom Anderson cuts the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the First Federal Savings Bank in Denver. To left of Anderson are Harvey Jonas, director of First Federal Bank, President Chip Stroup and Branch Manager Brad Shelton. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo…

Chamber Calendar — Elections forum tops events list

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The 2004 Candidates’ Forum tops the list of coming events for the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber held a press conference Tuesday to go over the events coming up. The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Candidates running for…