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`Shake Down`

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The Fantastic Shakers played Thursday night’s final Alive After Five Concert Series event held on the 100 block of West Main Street. The concert rocked the streets from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Shaggers took to the dance floor, and Elvis (band member Freddy Tripp) made an appearance. The concert was…

Board considers future use of surplus land

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The Board of Education debated selling non-needed land owned by the school system at a planning session held Friday. “Land is something that doesn’t grow. There’s no more that will come into existence,” said George Dellinger, chairman of the board’s Building and Site Committee. “I’m not in favor of disposing…

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…

LMC official takes national healthcare leadership post

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Lincoln Medical Center can boast a claim to national healthcare leadership. The new president of a national, 1,100 member healthcare organization is LMC’s own recruitment specialis Pamela Dellinger, PhD, RNC. “It is very humbling and honoring for me as a nurse to represent Lincoln Medical Center,” Dellinger said. It’s also…

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…

Dynamic Duo

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Merisa Stoner with her Shetland Sheepdog Stonerhaven Gypsy Traveller won Best Junior Handler at the United Kennel Club Dog Show sponsored by the American Hairless Terrier Assoc. Sunday, Sept. 12 in Charlotte. Contributed Photo…

Sharing a Smile

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Jacob Schronce, 4, recently shared a smile with Democratic Senatorial candidate Erskine Bowles last week in Gastonia. Jacob is the son of Cliff and Jennifer Schronce of Lincolnton. Contributed Photo…