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Two pilots fly planes they built

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The Wright Brothers may have been the first to fly a plane, but they aren’t the only pilots who have soared to new heights in North Carolina. They did it at the Outer Banks. Hal Schwab and Larry Latshaw are doing it right here in Lincoln County. Both Schwab and…

International fest displays multicultural taste

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What began as a rainy day turned bright and sunny for the ninth annual International Festival, sponsored by Centro Contacto Latino and the South Fork Baptist Association and held at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. “Despite the rain, we’re going,” said Cesi Penate, one of the festival’s organizers. The festival…

Officer wins top honor

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Fooling around with nunchucks from time to time and doing his job landed Sgt. William Vaughn an award for police officer of the year for North Carolina presented by the Universal Martial Arts Association. The 39-year-old, in charge of Lincolnton’s patrol division, accepted the award Sept. 29 with a handful…

Around Town 10/5/2007

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HOMECOMING First Christian Church, 735 Buffalo Shoals Road, will have homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. Please bring a covered dish item. Everyone is welcome. YARD SALE/FISH FRY Women Ministries of Reconciliation will sponsor the second annual Fall Yard Sale/Fish Fry beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at 445 Rhodes St., Lincolnton.…

Bikers visit country’s corners

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After traveling 18 days to all four corners of the United States, Barney Powell celebrated his 50th birthday by arriving safely at his west Lincoln home where he was surrounded by family. “I cry when I’m happy, and I cry when I’m sad, and I couldn’t do nothing but cry,”…

Denver residents sweep Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition

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Two best friends and former art teachers swept the Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition. Ginny Boyd took first place for her multi-media work “Up in Smoke” and fellow Denver resident Lynn Dermott won the second and third place prizes. Organizers of the competition were pleased with the quality of the…

Lincolnopoly supports band

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For those who love board games, band or both, North Lincoln High School has something fun to offer: Lincolnopoly. The second edition of the game (the first came out in 2004) focuses on historic Lincoln County. Proceeds go to the Band of Knight’s general fund. Some of the bands the…

Holiday Pops set for November

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Tickets for the North Carolina Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert are now on sale. “There are other venues that would love to do it, and they can only go to so many places, and so we are very, very fortunate that they come here and that we have volunteers that take…

Fundraiser to benefit schoolhouse restoration

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Bargain hunters, architectural enthusiasts, and history buffs will all find gratification at Landers Chapel Methodist Church this weekend. A fundraiser for a schoolhouse restoration will begin at 7 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Saturday at 1205 Long Shoals Rd. Participants can buy items donated for the yard sale, eat…