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Fight Back — Self-defense teacher warns against attack

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A young girl was walking to her car late one night and saw a Honda parked across the street with no lights on. She could see several men sitting in the car. It looked suspicious. She knew she was being watched. “She knew something was not right. It was her…

Sweep Dreams — 2004 cleanup sees success

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An unopened can of Budweiser, 35 tires, pieces of styrofoam, planks, a garbage pail and a floating pier are some of the things found on Lake Norman this past weekend. Roughly 90 volunteers from Iredell County helped pick up trash on the lake covering all four counties, Catawba, Mecklenburg, Iredell…

Denver Days

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The crowd was alive Friday night as children and adults shagged to the music of the Tams, a beach music group from Atlanta, Ga. People clapped and waved their hands as the beach music put smiles on everyone’s faces. The second annual Denver Days Fall festival pulled in a large…

Lake Calendar

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MARINE COMMISSION The Lake Norman Marine Commission will meet 7 p.m. Oct 11, at the Cornelius Town Hall. It has moved from the Mooresville Municipal Building due to construction. CROPWALK The 2004 East Lincoln Area Crop Walk, sponsored by East Lincoln Christian Ministries will be held Sunday, Oct. 10 at…

Lego Village

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Wendy Campbell, a 2002 graduate of East Lincoln High School and current junior at Wingate University, attended the University of Copenhagen in Denmark last semester. She attended Legoland while in Denmark, where several miniature landscapes are created entirely from the small plastic blocks. Campbell stands before a pure Lego village…

Bosch Toll donates $20,000 to college

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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation has donated $20,000 through the Gaston College Foundation to help build a Science and Technology Center on the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. That contribution brings the school very close to its goal of $1.9 million. Contributions now total approximately $1.6 million. Rosalind Welder, dean of…

Crazy Train

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Jessica Ramos and Adriana Ramos lead the train down the inflated slide at the sixth annual International Festival, which took place Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Homecoming Queens

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Toddler Throttle

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Steve Waters shows his nephew, Ryan Waters, how to rev the bike during the Bike Day at Betty G. Ross Park Saturday. Barbecue, bike games, bike shows and music entertained the crowd of motorcycle enthusiasts. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Waist not, want not

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Exercise and low-carb diet burn 140 pounds Anita McCall grins as she holds up size-24 pants. The large pair of denim jeans represents her first victory in weight loss — dropping from a size 26 to a 24. The now size-4 woman speaks up about balancing life, fitness and healthy…