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Apple farmers looking forward to Denver Days

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Apple Fest vendors will have an opportunity to sell their apples at the Denver Days Festival Oct. 1 and 2. “We have three firm committed apple growers who are really excited that they can do this since the Apple Festival was canceled this year,” said Patsy Black, who is helping…

Kids get a groove on

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Anyone who pops into Love Memorial Elementary School’s gym before the start of school will get an eye full of children getting down and boogying. “Everyone clap your hands!” Johnny Colvard, the school’s physical education teacher yelled into a microphone on Thursday morning. Hundreds of children obliged, making the gym…

Apple growers remain optimistic despite cancellation

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Local apple producers say you can’t keep a good grower down. That attitude stays afloat despite cancellation of the 2004 Lincoln County Apple Festival. “The festival is one of the biggest days of the year we have in the apple business, but we’ve had a lot of people come out…

New gym targets west Lincoln

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Fitness is now addressed through Lincoln County, from east to west. It Figures, which opened in July, offers a 30-minute workout circuit focusing on cardio and strength training for men and women. Owner Debbie Logan said she wanted to provide a fitness center for the west Lincoln area. “The closest…

Lessons in conserving

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Rick McSwain, a natural resource consultant with the soil and water district, show students the top of a deer skull complete with antlers at the annual Soil and Water Conservation Day, which is attended by all Lincoln County sixth grade students. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

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,…