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2004 Raft-up — Boaters back to break records

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Lake Norman will be bustling with activity July 30 to Aug. 1 with the 7th annual raft-up and family fun day at Queen’s Landing. This year’s sponsor for the two-day event is Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and hence the event has been titled “The Hellmann’s Lake Norman Funfest 2004.” This year promises…

Lake Calendar

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BASS TOURNAMENTS Bass tournaments will be held every Friday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. starting April 23 through August 13 at Midway Marina. Registration starts at 5 p.m. For more information call 828-459- 1119. ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The friends of the Florence Soule Shanklin Library are having their…

Recognition Ceremony

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Beulah C. Heafner received her 50-year membership pin from Farrie Blackburn Friday at Aunt Bessie’s. Heafner is one of three members in the Easter Star Lincoln County Chapter 114 to be honored this month for being a member for 50 years. Mildred Finger was also recognized, and Sue Fortenberry passed…

Help offered on drug cards

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Confused About Medicare approved prescription drug discount cards? Help is available. If you live in Lincoln County and need assistance with choosing a Medicare approved prescription drug discount card, you can stop by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office on Thursday, July 15. Local volunteers from the Seniors’ Health Insurance…

Funds dwindle for Lincoln`s safe house

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It’s a place women go when they have no where else to turn, and it needs help. Amy’s House, Lincoln County’s only shelter for victims of domestic violence, provides a safe home for women and their children who have escaped abuse. Four women and seven children are currently staying at…

Drama Camp

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Laura Rantala (left) plays a nurse in a student directed production at the Lincoln Theater Guild’s Drama Camp. Her patient, Jaeleigh Clark, puts her hands over her face in pain as her caretaker, Dakota Brocato, gets needed medical information. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Job fair to present county employers

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For the first time in three years, Lincoln County is having a job fair open to the public. On Wednesday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., employers will gather at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 South Aspen Street, for “Lincoln County Works.” There will be roughly…

Summer Lovin` – Children keep cool, seek fun in the sun

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The William Lentz Recreation Center and Betty G. Ross Park on S. Grove St. are alive with activity this summer. The pool and park have been filled with families looking for picnicking, playing and escaping the heat. The pool is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.…

Lending a hand

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Children at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County choose loading docks and the soup kitchen over television and swimming pools. Youngsters in the area have been volunteering with the non-profit organization that provides food and services to the needy. “They could be out swimming and playing video games, but they come…

Helping Hands

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The First Baptist Church of Lincolnton’s youth mission group stands in front of Lincolnton’s Helping Hands Clinic and the new logo they placed on the building. It was one several summer projects for the group, which plans to work on local undertakings this year. In this group picture, sitting left…