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Barefoot skiers ignore cold feet

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Frigid temperatures could not keep barefoot skiers off Lake Norman on New Year’s Day. Eighteen men, from teenagers to grandfathers, braved the 45-degree weather to participate in Carolina Show Ski Team’s 32nd annual New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge at Lake Norman Marina. Dressed in wetsuits with built-in floatation devices, the…

Public’s input on park design being sought

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Now is your chance to give input on the future design of the new park to be built in East Lincoln County. The Denver Lake Norman Rotary Foundation and Lincoln County Parks and Recreation have partnered to build a park off N.C. 16 and Galway Lane in Denver. Plans could…

Naked Oyster hosts kickoff party for Relay for Life

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Among the highlights in the Relay for Life of East Lincoln County’s 2010 Kick-Off Party will be turtle races, excellent food and an auction filled with goodies. “We were trying to have something fun and different,” said Craig Price, chairman of the organization. “When people do these fundraisers, an auction…

Rusak shares his love of archery

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Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is offering its first archery class for youth on Saturday. Dennis Rusak, a certified archery instructor, will be teaching the introductory class for ages 8–15 at West Lincoln Park. Students will learn the basics of the sport, historically used for hunting and combat, but now…

Around Town 1/4/2010

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CONFERENCE Gospel Way Baptist Church, located at 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road in Cherryville, will have an Old Paths Conference beginning 7 p.m. this evening and Tuesday. Dr. Tony Hutson will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (704) 445-8420, 1-866-356-3219 or visit www.gospelwayonline.org. RELAY FOR LIFE The Lincolnton Relay…

Bollinger, Harris Engagement

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Ms. Jo Ann Harrison of Lincolnton, and family announce the engagement of Miss Pamela Marie Bollinger to Mr. Kevin Christopher Harris, son of Ricky and Teresa Harris of Denver. Pamela is also the daughter of Mr. Larry Wayne Bollinger of Lincolnton. Pamela graduated from Lincolnton High School in 2001. She…

Daughters organize race in fathers’ memory

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For Natalie Wiseman and Whitney Beaver, a strong friendship blossomed out of the saddest time in their lives. “When her dad passed away, I went out to her house that night, and we just became friends,” said Natalie of Whitney. Natalie’s father had passed away in January 2007, Whitney’s in…

Around Town 1/1/2010

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OBSERVATORY The Lucile Miller Observatory, located at the Maiden Middle School campus, will be open for public observing beginning 7 p.m. this evening. Weather permitting, the group will observe the Moon, Jupiter and the first glimpse of Mars. Visitors are encouraged to bring their telescopes. For more information, contact Jeff…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST BENEFIT Bethel Baptist Church will have a breakfast benefit from 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome to attend. FIRST SUNDAY LUNCH Crouse United Methodist Church, located at N.C. 150 West, will have a luncheon from Noon until 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The meal is available for dine-in or carry-out. Proceeds…

Southpaw Technology moves to new site

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Madyson Millard thinks her husband, Scott, is a genius when it comes to repairing computers. “You see people walk out of here so happy,” she said. “They came in here unhappy, so miserable and so frustrated that they just want to throw their computers out the window.” “They come in…