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Lady Mustang is head and shoulders above the rest

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DENVER — Standing taller than most of her opponents, East Lincoln Lady Mustang junior soccer forward Kasi Benskin can be intimidating. “She’s very big and very strong for us up top,” East Lincoln head soccer coach Jason Dragoon said. “She’s got a great shot and continues to improve as a…

Community Calendar

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Energy Explorium Duke Energy will host a “Newcomers Day” at the Energy Explorium in Huntersville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Call (704) 875-5600. Wayne’s Friday Feast Wayne’s Second Friday Feast will host their monthly luncheon at 9:45 a.m. on May 8 at Capt. Pete’s Restaurant of N.C. 150.…

Around Town 4/27/2009

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CITY COUNCIL MTG. The Lincolnton Mayor and City Council will host a budget work session 4 p.m. this evening in the council chambers of City Hall, 114 W. Sycamore St., Lincolnton. A closed session will follow in accordance with NCGS 143-318.11 (a)(5) to discuss property. Citizens and parties of interest…

Kids’ Orchard seeks vendors

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival has begun taking applications for the Kids Orchard for the 2009 festival. The Kids’ Apple Orchard is open to any Lincoln County nonprofit organization that has an activity or an item for sale that is of interest to children 5 to 12 years of age.…

Rotary auction

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The Lincoln County Rotary Education Auction wound up Saturday at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Volunteers staffed display boards to keep track of bidding. Among the many items auctioned off, beagle puppies. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

Lincoln County Senior Center hosts a wide range of activities

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Lincoln County Senior Services works hard to honor local older Americans. “They have so much wisdom, and they have so much to give,” said Marti Hovis, director of Lincoln County Senior Services and the Lincoln County Senior Center. The center will host an Older Americans Celebration 10:30 a.m. to 1…

Lincoln County athletes participate in Senior Games

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Lincoln County seniors threw softballs, sprinted, jumped and took to the track at the 2009 Senior Games. The event was held this week at Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs. Participants came from Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland counties. “Once you get here, it’s so much fun, you don’t ever want…

Seniors take home top prizes

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Lincoln County participants received many awards in SilverArts at the 2009 Senior Games in Cleveland County. In 1983, North Carolina Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians ages 55 or older. SilverArts is a division of the North Carolina…

YMCA helps mind, body, spirit

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA is a hot spot for active older adults. On a regular basis, groups of seniors exercise together and relax afterwards by chatting and drinking coffee in the lobby. “I made a lot of friends here, and it gave me something to do after my wife…

Participants face fear of falling

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Many seniors are scared of falling, and with good reason. In one year, “One out of three seniors 65 and older will fall,” said Marti Hovis, director of Lincoln County Senior Services. This fact causes many seniors to become inactivity in hopes of avoiding falling. Inactivity, however, can actually lead…