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Around Town 4/18/2007

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CPR CLASS The American Red Cross will hold an adult CPR class 6 p.m. Monday, April 23 at the Red Cross office. Infant and child classes will be held 6 p.m. Monday, April 30 at the office. Please call to register at (704) 735-3500. HOT DOG SALE Salem Baptist Church,…

Women take on weights at Y

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The Lincoln Family YMCA’s program Women on Weights hopes to encourage its female members to take on muscle building. “What we’ve noticed is a lot of the women, they come in, and they’re intimidated by the weight machines and the free weights,” said Jenny Drennen, one of the program’s organizers.…

Around Town 4/16/2007

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RELAY FOR LIFE SHAG LESSONS If you don’t know how to Shag, this is an opportunity to learn the basic steps and help a good cause, too. During Relay for Life at East Lincoln High School on April 20, you can get a 30 – 45 minute dance lesson session…

Rousing start to new Farmers Market season

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market, 250 W. Water St., opened its season 7 a.m. Saturday with honey, baked goods, plants and produce. Only a few vendors were set up Saturday, but they saw a steady stream of customers. “We’re just about sold out,” said Diane Hawkins, owner of Diane’s Bakery.…

Karate Kid

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Career breakout just about to happen?

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Mariah Carey. Mary J. Blige. Jennifer E. Kemp? You may not know Jennifer E. Kemp’s name now, but she’s trying to change that. The Lincolnton native will soon release her debut album. It’s an accomplishment a lifetime in the making. Kemp was born in Georgia, but grew up here in…

Kids ‘Kamp’ out for after-school mentoring program held Tuesday afternoons

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Every Tuesday, a group of kids from Kiser Intermediate School gathers at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton for fun, food and valuable time with some caring mentors. The brainchild of Jerry Cochrane, Kamp Kiser is a place where kids who may benefit from an after-school mentoring program can get that…

Giving back to the community her passion

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Cathy Davis, executive director of Lincoln County’s United Way, has deep roots in her home county. Maybe that’s why she gives so much back. Although Davis grew up in the Startown Road community of Oak Grove, her father’s side of the family, the Goodsons, settled in an area of Boger…

Dancer combines her art with film

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Award-winning Chinese dancer Yu Wei forms her solo dances around nature. Her program includes “Bird,” “Moon,” “Snow” and “Smoke” as well as “Lotus,” a dance in which Wei shapes her body like a flower blooming. “She’s like a contortionist,” said Rick Ramseur, president of the Lincoln County Concert Association. “We…

Five generations

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