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Hands-on learning at Field Day

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Sixth-grade students from North Lincoln Middle School crowded around a Conservation Field Day station at Betty G. Ross Park Wednesday and asked: “Is that mud?” “It’s actually soil,” responded Jonathan Harris, an environmental health specialist. All Lincoln County Schools sixth-grade students visited the Lincolnton park to learn about soil and…

Team racing for a cure

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Members of the Lincoln County Health Department will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure. The five-mile race will take place Oct. 3 in Charlotte. “They’ve been training. They’ve been going out on their lunch hour,” said Donna Norwood, adult health and…

Quilts on display at First Baptist

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Members of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild say they love the craft for the calmness it brings them. “You’re concentrating on what you’re doing so it takes you out of your problems, eases your tension,” said Charlene Bovard, a member of the guild. The results of all that concentration can be…

Groundbreaking

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Clash of Clergy doesn’t get cooperation from heavens

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Racing fans got to see a little action before rain canceled the Clash of the Clergy for a second time. Maybe the third try will be the charm. On Saturday, hundreds of fans piled into the stands to get a glimpse of the pastors and other racers kicking up dirt…

Crop Walk to raise funds for world relief

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Imagine having to walk as much as six miles a day for food, water and fuel. Hungry people in developing countries do these tasks daily, according to Church World Service, a humanitarian organization that sponsors the annual Communities Responding to Overcoming Poverty, or CROP, Hunger Walk. The walk raises awareness…

Around Town 9/23/2009

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DENVER DAYS The Denver Days Fall Festival will be today through Saturday at the intersection of N.C. 16 and Triangle Circle Road. There will be rides, food, performances by local artists, dance teams and musicians, as well as a drive-in movie night and cruise-in. For more information, directions and time…

Best dressed deputy

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First Baptist helps Habitat

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Lakeshore soccer combines faith with having fun

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Practice was not over for Lakeshore Soccer coaches Robert Dedmon and Keith Johnson. Dedmon’s, Johnson’s and Steve Brown’s sons, who all play on the team, took part in the impromptu game. A few other young players hopped onto the field, still sweaty and pumped from practice. It only took minutes…