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60th Anniversary

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Ribbons serve as checkup reminders

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. NC’s Governor Easley has proclaimed Oct 3-9, 2004 as Pink Ribbon Week in the state. All North Carolinians are urged to wear pink ribbons in recognition of breast cancer awareness and in honor of N.C. women who are now fighting the battle with…

50th Anniversary

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Kids get a groove on

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Anyone who pops into Love Memorial Elementary School’s gym before the start of school will get an eye full of children getting down and boogying. “Everyone clap your hands!” Johnny Colvard, the school’s physical education teacher yelled into a microphone on Thursday morning. Hundreds of children obliged, making the gym…

Apple growers remain optimistic despite cancellation

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Local apple producers say you can’t keep a good grower down. That attitude stays afloat despite cancellation of the 2004 Lincoln County Apple Festival. “The festival is one of the biggest days of the year we have in the apple business, but we’ve had a lot of people come out…

New gym targets west Lincoln

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Fitness is now addressed through Lincoln County, from east to west. It Figures, which opened in July, offers a 30-minute workout circuit focusing on cardio and strength training for men and women. Owner Debbie Logan said she wanted to provide a fitness center for the west Lincoln area. “The closest…

Dynamic Duo

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Merisa Stoner with her Shetland Sheepdog Stonerhaven Gypsy Traveller won Best Junior Handler at the United Kennel Club Dog Show sponsored by the American Hairless Terrier Assoc. Sunday, Sept. 12 in Charlotte. Contributed Photo…

Sharing a Smile

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Jacob Schronce, 4, recently shared a smile with Democratic Senatorial candidate Erskine Bowles last week in Gastonia. Jacob is the son of Cliff and Jennifer Schronce of Lincolnton. Contributed Photo…

To protect and serve? Any day of the week

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Officer Devonda Friday and her aunt Lt. Cindy Monday have more in common than their family tree. They serve as the only two women on the force with the Lincolnton Police Department. “People get us confused,” said Monday. “They say Friday, and I say, ‘No, Monday.’” Monday has served in…

Children act up on stage

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Students taking the Lincoln Theater Guild’s new drama classes are learning that working together makes for a great show. “You contribute your part and your part makes the whole,” said Mary Williams, the class instructor to her students. “You could be a rock in the play, and you could be…