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Celebrating Earth Day 2006

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(Above) Shay Rooney, 4, the youngest participant at a recent Earth Day celebration, assisted Wendy Hutchinson, the organizer of a Lincolnton event. (Below) Shay holds one the many plants that were donated for the event. Contributed / LTN Photo A group of local Lincoln County residents joined together at The…

Around Town 4/28/2006

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SINGING The Mclendons will be singing at High Shoals Church of God at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. WATER WORKSHIP The EELE Workshop: “Wild, Wonderful Water” will be held at South Mountains State Park from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. This workshop is for educators and people who want to learn…

Lincolnton business takes on the giant big-box stores

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In today’s modern times, the big-box stores – Office Max, Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement and others – seem to have a lock on attracting business across the country, offering large shops crammed with a multitude of goods at purported bargain-basement prices. The inevitable strangle-hold on customer base and profits causes…

The next American Idol?

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For Crouse resident Bucky Reynolds, life is a song — literally. The West Lincoln High School sophomore plans to spend his summer vacation honing his vocal skills. He hopes this will prepare him for the next season of American Idol. “Just the exposure, how many people actually see you, is…

4-H fashion and talent

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Husband, daughter are my two heroes

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What possible reason could an out-of-shape, post-middle-aged woman with an artificial knee and weak lungs have for even thinking that she should be walking in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life? For this woman, two very important reasons to make the walk. If my husband, Ken, and my daughter,…

Fair teaches students job market insights

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The talk was about skin care, resumes, dress and stress management at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College Wednesday, as the school held a fair entitled “Professional Imaging-Creating an Excellent You.” The fair, which consisted of booths from area businesses, was held to help students prepare for future job interviews…

Lake Calendar

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MEETING The Friends of the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library’s monthly meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, May 8. A presentation will be made by Kevin Starr, Lincoln County extension service director. GUEST SPEAKER Ashley Smith, who was held hostage by Atlanta courthouse shooter Brian Nichols, tells her story 6 p.m.…

Around Town 4/26/2006

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SENIOR WEEK Lawings Chapel Baptist Church will hold a Senior Adult Celebration week from April 30 – May 7. The public is invited to come help celebrate. Seniors at Lawings Chapel will be singing and speaking and leading in worship and ministry. There will also be a big party and…

Answers on traffic not forthcoming by McHenry

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Denver Area Business Association (DABA) member Bo Moore was on his way from Cornelius to hear 10th District Rep. Patrick McHenry speak last Thursday afternoon at the Verdict Ridge Country Club. For awhile, it was touch and go whether he would arrive on time. That’s because Moore got caught in…