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Festive mood lit up the sky at celebration

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Denver came alive Saturday night with an early celebration of America’s birthday. The East Lincoln High School stadium stands were filled with a patriotic crowd who came to get involved in the evening’s festivities. The large crowd (above) that streamed into the stands enjoyed live entertainment, games and plenty to…

Lake Calendar

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2ND FRIDAY WAYNE’S SENIOR FEAST Wayne’s Friday feast will be held at Capt’n Pete’s Restaurant on July 8 at 9:45 a.m. Each church should bring at least two gifts for Bingo winners. For more information call Celia Deese, 704-483-4355.…

Around Town 7/6/2005

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GOSPEL CONCERT The Down East Boys will visit Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A love offering will be collected at the end of the service. The church is located at 318 W. Ballard St. For information, call (704) 435-6934. SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Applications are now being accepted for…

Around Town 7/4/2005

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WATER AEROBICS The Lincolnton Recreation Pool at Betty G. Ross Park is offering water aerobics on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (7:30 to 8:30 p.m. after July 7th). Cost is $3 per session or $20 for the entire summer program. The class will meet July 5…

Protest art up another year

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Mannequins splattered with red paint and protest signs spouting “Go faster!” have lined a stretch of N.C. 18 for nearly a year. According to the owner, the art is here to stay. “I was going to take them down because there had not been a wreck since July 8,” said…

Kids get crafty

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Coming up with crafty ways to have fun will be the focus of a program at the North Brook Community Center this summer. The Kids’ Summer Craft Days program, sponsored by Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation, will take place on three Fridays. Sessions will be held on July 8 and…

Hot fun in the summertime

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Doubly delicious

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West Lincoln tractor repairman uses a lifetime of knowledge

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For much of his adult life, 86-year old, Everette Wise has made tractors, engines and mechanical dilemmas his life and he doesn’t have any plans of stopping soon. “I rebuild, restore and tune them up,” Wise said. “I do anything that needs to be done. I’ve been on my own…

Winning big in Kiddy Kountry

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Although a number of five-star daycare facilities received honors at the “State of the Young Child Recognition Ceremony,” one three-star facility also shined bright. The ceremony was held in Gaston County Wednesday night and Vale’s Kiddy Kountry Child Care received two awards. The center improved from one to three stars…