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Relay makes record

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After amassing a total of $188,000 for the 2005 Lincolnton Relay for Life, captains of the event’s 50 teams had reason to celebrate. “Do we know how to Relay or what?” said John Dancoff, co-chair of the event, at a celebration held Tuesday night at the Lincoln Senior Center. The…

A lady slipper’s paradise

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As a child, Ron Ballard’s mother took him out to the woods in search of pink lady slippers. He was always taught not to touch – except on mother’s day, when he was allowed to pick a single flower. “There were never more than a dozen,” said Ballard. Now an…

Five generations

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St. Cyprian’s built on equality

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The Rev. William A. Wetmore, rector of St. Luke’s Epsicopal Church in Lincolnton was a great believer in religious rights for everyone. He truly believed this for all citizens, white, black, red or brown. He and his church board organized a Sunday school class for blacks at St. Luke’s in…

Few dairy farms left in Lincoln

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G.K. Davis wakes up every morning at 6 a.m., feeds his 1,000 cattle and runs Lincoln County’s largest dairy farm. “We don’t get up at four in the morning anymore,” Davis said referring to the past schedules of dairy farmers. As June is Dairy Appreciation Month, Davis has many hopes…

Just wait. When I’m older…

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“I Do” Bridal now in its own facility

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At the age of 14, Maria Navarro used to read books on formal wear and read bridal magazines. “I used to read them the way people read textbooks,” Navarro said. A year ago, Navarro took a chance and rented out some space on the second floor of the Main Street…

Around Town 6/10/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Massapoag Baptist Church, 2139 Laboratory Road will hold a one-day Bible school on Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PLANNING SESSION The Democratic Party of Lincoln County will hold a strategic planning session, Tuesday, June 14 at the Lincolnton campus of Gaston College in the…

Road-tripping with the Bible

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Vacation Bible School students can now expand their horizon of learning through road trips — minus cramped backseats — and the nagging question: Are we there yet? “It’s just a fun way to connect to different areas, along with the Bible and life learning,” said Pastor David Walker Jr. of…

“Sooo-weeee-t!” BBQ ‘n’ bikes come to Lincolnton

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(Editor’s note: Because of technical difficulties, the Lincoln Times-News was unable to run this article June 6 as originally intended.) Maybe it was a coincidence, but after days of rainy weather, the sun triumphed over the clouds just in time for the fourth annual Doug Herbert Hog Happenin.’ Both bikers…