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BMX racer goes the distance

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A second-hand bike and lack of fear have earned an east Lincoln boy first place in the Bicycle Motor Cross Nationals. “We didn’t even get the best bike. We didn’t have a trainer,” said Annie Geerken, the boy’s mother. “He did this on his own.” Nikolas Geerken, a 13-year-old student…

Symphony chapter starts recruiting

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In order to keep music in the air, the Lincoln County Chapter of the North Carolina Symphony is working hard to recruit members. “In North Carolina there’s only one town that’s smaller than Lincolnton that has the symphony (visit), and that’s Blowing Rock,” said Adair Cantwell, co-president of the chapter.…

Concert Association announces new season

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The Lincoln County Concert Association is bringing a hodge podge of entertainment to Lincolnton this year. There will be steel drums, funny pianists, singing, unicycling and Beatles impersonating. First up this season is the Steely Pan Steel Band, which will perform April 8 at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center.…

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If you’re one of those folks who goes ga-ga for glass (and believe me, there’s a lot of you), I suggest you visit Charlotte’s Mint Museum sometime between April 2 and August 21 to check out “Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection.” The exhibit brings in fancy glass from…

Cheerleader hits Hawaii

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A West Lincoln High School student has cheered her way to Hawaii and now to college. Holly Wellman, a senior at West Lincoln, recently attended the All American Cheer and Dance Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill. While there she was selected to perform for the National Football League’s Pro Bowl in…

Active learners take on Easter

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UNION – Kindergarten is tough work. You have to color between the lines, learn to share with others and stay still for an entire nap time. If you’re in Angie Deal’s class at Union Elementary School, all this drudgery is broken up by jelly beans and bunny hopping. On Thursday…

Farm to offer blueberries fresh off the branch

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VALE – Planting blueberries is no easy task. Henry Helms, owner of Helms Christmas Tree Farm in Vale, is waiting for his blueberries to ripen. The Christmas Tree Farm, which has been in business since 1978, will offer pick-your-own-blueberries in 2006. “They should be in good demand,” Helms said. “Everybody…

The beginning of a church — Starting from scratch

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Members of the newly created Unity Baptist Church have learned that a place of worship is made up of more than just bricks and mortar. “The church is the people, and the building is just a building,” said Jerry Davis, a deacon at the new church. A group of 40…

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Rumor has it “Requiem” is a dream. The piece of choral literature by John Rutter will be performed on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. by the Lincolnton High School Concert Choir. If you go, you will hear a very dramatic piece about God and death and hope and light. Of course,…

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