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Country-metal rocks festival

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The Lincolnton band, Low Willie, has a variety of musical influences – all of which can be identified by various accessories worn by band members. Randy Walker, lead singer and guitar player, wears a cowboy hat perched on top of his head with boots to match. Lead guitarist Ultra Dave…

Reading away the summer months

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Summer vacation marks the beginning of a very busy season for local libraries. On Tuesday alone, 600 people visited the library, a number of them kids ready to take on summer reading. Luckily, a new and improved computer system should help with the increased load, that is, when the librarians…

Seniors sweep Silver Awards

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Lincoln County residents triumphed at the Silver Arts Awards celebration in Charlotte on May 10. Silver Arts, a division of the North Carolina Senior Games, celebrates talent in visual, heritage and literary arts. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games encompasses Lincoln and Gaston counties as well as Mecklenburg. In the literary arts…

Cruising with the Coast Guard

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While most kids his age are trying to find summer jobs, James Hollifield will be spending his summer vacation on a cruise ship. The Lincolnton native and 2004 East Lincoln High School graduate has recently graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I. and will be reporting to…

Art Deadline

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Pull out those paintbrushes! Sharpen that pencil! There’s only a few days left until the deadline for the annual art contest put on by the Lincoln Cultural Center and Lincoln Arts Council. Entries will be accepted this Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural…

Within The Week

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Hogs of all kinds will descend on downtown Lincolnton Friday. We’re talking motorcycles. We’re talking barbecue. We’re talking people who enjoy both motorcycles and barbecue (myself included). Lincolnton’s fifth annual Doug Herbert Hog Happenin’ will be happenin’ June 3 and 4. The event kicks off Friday night with live music…

Summer fun for kids

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West Lincoln kids who want a summer packed full of fun and activities can take part in the county’s Summer Playground Program. The west Lincoln site will be located at North Brook Elementary School. Other sites are located throughout the county. So far, few people have shown interest in the…

Summer camp encourages artists

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The Lincoln County Arts Council will host the eighth annual Summer Art Camp at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to be able to do something really fun and have a hands-on learning experience,” said Donna McMahon, freelance artists and instructor. “It gives them a better…

Top Of Their Class

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Saving Lives

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