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Recreation store marketing on three fronts

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Travis Bowers is the owner of Wind, Land and Water Sports. Above, he arranges Frisbee golf discs on display at his N.C. 16 location. Below, he places skateboard cruisers. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo After moving from Virginia Beach back to his home state of North Carolina, Travis Bowers thought…

Beard sets tone for Mustang batters

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DENVER — East Lincoln senior Randy Beard is having a career year and so too are his teammates. As a leadoff man, Beard is expected to get on and base and make things happen, but to Mustangs baseball head coach Chris Matile, he does more than just that. “Randy is…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS LiSCO meeting The Lincoln Shoreline Community Organization will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. The keynote speaker will be Von Moody, who will speak on real estate valuation processes in North Carolina. For more information, call (704) 996-7900. Wayne’s Friday…

Around Town 5/6/2009

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COUNTY PARKS Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is accepting reservations for the shelters at Beatty’s Ford and West Lincoln Parks. Both parks will officially open Saturday. For more information or to make a reservation, call (704) 748-1518 or visit www.lincolncounty.org. QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from…

Arts Council of Lincoln County announces winners

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has the following announced the winners of the 2009 Flo Robinson Literary Competition: Prose: Elementary School First place: “The Gray Knight and the Dragon” by Max Cogan, Rock Springs Second place: “The Time Machine Club” by Eric Gunter, Union Third place: “The Island Legend”…

Tiny Miss

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Mock DWI drill set for LHS

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Lincolnton High School’s prom is just around the corner and several local agencies are doing their part to informing teens of the dangers of underage drinking. The Lincolnton Life Saving Crew will conduct a mock DWI drill 1 p.m. Friday on the high school football field. “It is our goal…

Deputies on lookout for robber with blade

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Sheriff’s investigators are on the lookout for a man accused of robbing a clerk at the Petro Express in Denver early Saturday morning. Detective Darrell Hutchens said that a man wearing a hoodie entered the store at 7404 N.C. 73 around 1 a.m. The robber pulled a knife on the…

Beatty’s Ford Park to open on Saturday

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Above: Howard Boger of Playworld Carolina assembles playground accessories at the Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver on Monday. Below: This equipment prepares the ground where large playground items will go. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo Plastic slides and metallic yellow ladders for a children`s playground laid flat on the grass,…

Around Town 5/4/2009

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BLOOD DRIVE Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2:30-7 p.m. this afternoon in the church fellowship hall. All donors can enter a drawing for a cruise. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. TENT MEETING The Rev. Don Curtis…