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Slight delay for opening of NC 16 leg

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The opening of the first section of the new N.C. 16 — from N.C. 73 to Optimist Club Road — will be delayed one more week. Blythe Construction, based out of Charlotte, is overseeing the $28.8 million project that will run all the way into Catawba County. Communications manager Sandy…

Denver prepares for national jet-ski event

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Jet-ski racers will be hitting the waves this weekend in Lincoln County. More than 1,000 people, including 200 racers, are expected to descend onto Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver for the American Power Boat Association’s fifth stop of the 2009 Hydro-Turf Watercross National Tour, a six-event, 11-race series that kicked…

Around Town 7/20/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE…

50th anniversary

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Sandra and Gary Taylor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family June 27. They are the parents of Cindy Bradley of Lincolnton, Brad Taylor of Vale and Brentley Taylor of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. They have three grandchildren, Hollan and Kendal Bradley and Nathan Taylor. Contributed Photo…

70th anniversary

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Church Briefs

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DAY CAMP Unity Baptist Church, 326 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will have a free day camp for children in kindergarten to 5th grade. The camp will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Monday in July. There will be Bible stories, music, crafts, outdoor play and movies. Lunch will…

Around Town 7/17/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. FAMILY REUNION…

Names sought for anonymous children

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The little girl staring out the window has no name and a very short story. At 10 years old, she had been working at Rhodes Manufacturing Company for more than a year in Lincolnton. The photo was taken in November of 1908 by Lewis Hine. “This girl has been anonymous…

Ailing veteran visits World War II Memorial

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Jack. Earle, 87, had planned to visit the World War II Memorial with fellow veterans earlier this year, but his health made it impossible. After being diagnosed with lung cancer, his doctors told him he couldn’t participate in the Honor Air program, which flew veterans to the memorial. His grandson,…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Oscar Raga Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on absconding probation supervision on a previous…