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Festival brings in bikers

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For many, gone are the days of leather, loitering and Hell’s Angels. There’s a new face of motorcycling, and it’s a kinder, gentler one. “I’m more proud of the image I’m trying to portray than anything else I do,” said Wade Roberts, owner of Trick 1 Customs. Trick 1 Customs…

World champion returns to roots

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It was just one year ago that Jerry Burgin participated in his first-ever barbecue competition at Lincolnton’s Hog Happenin.’ He won grand prize. Since that first victory, the Alexis man has gone on to earn himself a name as a national and world champion. “We never would have done it…

Health, fitness and a little magic

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On the last day of Older Americans Month, a group of Lincoln County seniors celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day. They learned about fitness, nutrition and the dangers of osteoporosis. They were also entertained by a magic show – complete with doves and a startled bunny. “We don’t want…

Mind mapping: Thinking outside the box no clichй

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People recently packed a weekly meeting of the Lincolnton Toastmasters at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College and were given different colored pens and paper where they drew circles, lines and words. It wasn’t an art or English class, however, that had people drawing: it was the introduction to a…

Jesus project

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Grand opening

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Fun for all

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Around Town 6/2/2006

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PARENTING MATTERS Parenting Matters, a hands-on, creative learning program for parents of children ages birth – 5 who want to make a difference in their child’s life and improve their parent-child relationship, begins June 7 through Aug. 2. Participants must attend seven out of eight classes to receive a Certificate…

Law enforcement ensures safety on Lake Norman

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Motorists weren’t the only ones being watched by law enforcement during the Memorial Day weekend. Law enforcement also kept watch over the waters of Lake Norman to ensure safety during the weekend. The Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office (LCSO), the state Department of Health and Human Services, Coast Guard Auxiliary, wildlife…

Lake Calendar

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BOATING SAFETY An introduction to boating safety will be 7 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library. A certified boating instructor will conduct the course and refreshments will be served. WAYNE’S FEAST Renea Henderson, also known as Iama Klutz, will perform at 10 a.m. Friday, June 9…