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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…

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…

87th Birthday

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The Reeps Grove United Methodist Church family honored William Ezra Hartman on his 87th birthday with a surprise birthday dinner at the church. Approximately 100 people enjoyed the covered dish dinner. Special guests were his sister, Gustavie Davis, and her family. Members of the Yount and Wright families, close neighbors…

50th Anniversary

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Marshall and Zettie Whitesides of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 12, 2004. They were married Sept. 12, 1954 in South Carolina. They have four children, Jeanette and Darrell Huffman, Renee and Norris Page, David and Debbie Whitesides and Rick and Robin Newton. Grandchildren are Shannon Sigmon, Mitzi Hernandez, Jennifer…

Attacks prompt updates in airport security

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Management at the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Regional Airport follows the old adage — better safe than sorry. Since the terrorists attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001, safety devices totaling $26,000 have been added to the airport. Airport Manager Jeff Lynn feels the money is well spent. “The security measures make…

Grants, training provide better preparation for local agencies

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Following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, emergency services in Lincoln County changed. Homeland security grant money was divvied up among local agencies to provide for new equipment and better preparation. And local law enforcement agencies began training with a new focus in mind. The county developed a Homeland…