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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…

Within The Week

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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,…

Prize Poster

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Funding Tsunami Relief

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High school students perform `Requiem`

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Young voices will join together to sing a mass for the dead at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Tuesday. Surprisingly, the choral composition focuses more on hope than darkness. “He ends it towards the light,” said Tony Bathea, Lincolnton High School’s Concert Choir director, of John Rutter’s “Requiem.” “It’s almost…

Adventures in olden times

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Sure it has fence painting, dead cats and giggling first kisses, but there’s more to “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” than that. “It’s a children’s play to an extent, but it’s bigger than a children’s play,” said Bucky Reynolds, who plays Huckleberry Finn. The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “The…

Scout`s Honor

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Practice makes perfect

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Champion gymnast Bobby Costea has broad shoulders, small hips and is 40 pounds of pure muscle. “He’s going to be hunky when he’s 20,” said Karen Costea, his mother. At the tender age of 7, Bobby has already won three first place medals at the 2005 North Carolina Men’s Gymnastics…

Radio station changes tune

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CHERRYVILLE – WCSL 1590 AM in Cherryville has announced that their music and programming format will change from adult contemporary to contemporary Christian. Currently, WSCL simulcasts with WLON Lincolnton to provide Cherryville with news, weather and local sports as well as music from the ’70s and ’80s. The new format…