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Ramsour’s Mill comes alive during celebration

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The Battle of Ramsour’s Mill Celebration will take place Saturday and Sunday at the battle site in Lincolnton. This is the first year the event is being organized by the Lincoln County Historic Properties Commission. In March, the county-paid position of the event’s former organizer was cut. Jason Harpe with…

Community Calendar

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DABA cruise The Denver Area Business Association and Tim Orell’s Outdoor is hosting a boat tour of Lake Norman from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on June 11. For more information and to reserve a spot, visit dabanc.org. Wayne’s Feast Waynes Second Friday feast will hold their next meeting at…

Around Town 6/10/2009

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FOOD ORDERS Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Church Road, will be taking Angel Food orders until 8:30 p.m. this evening and from 9:30 a.m. until noon Saturday. Orders will be distributed 10-11:30 a.m. June 20. Everyone is welcome to order. For more information, call (703) 735-8119. DIVORCECARE River View Baptist…

Bronze Award winners

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Counselor of the Year

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Lady Knight senior wraps up 12-sport career

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Ask any of her numerous coaches, teachers, friends and family and they’ll tell you that Sweden Patterson doesn’t know the meaning of giving up. She’s a fighter, an aggressive go-getter if you will. “Sweden is very determined. If she gets something in her head, she’s going to…

Developers face fines with bond expired

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Developers for Burton Creek -— a 385-home subdivision proposed in Denver — are racking up thousands of dollars in fines as they try to renegotiate an expired $500,000 bond required in case nearby lakeside residents’ coves fill in with silt. County Manager George Wood told the Times-News Thursday that the…

Around Town 6/8/2009

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WEBBS CHAPEL VBS Webbs Chapel Baptist Church, 3051 Gaston Webbs Chapel Road, Lincolnton, will have Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight through Friday. Bible School will conclude Friday with Family Night. For more information, call (704) 732-2508. COALITION MEETING The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. tonight at…

State poster contest winner combines love of animals, art

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A 9-year-old Lincolnton boy has won the North Carolina Endangered Species Poster Competition for the second year in a row. Kobe Goldin, who is home-schooled, won the state contest for his age division both this year and in 2008. The year before he received an honorable mention. “I’m nuts for…

Dogwood Queen promotes organ donor awareness

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The 2009 Carolina Dogwood Queen has a close personal connection to her organ-donor awareness platform. Laura Page, 24, was a close family friend of the Reddings when they lost their daughter, Sadie, in a car wreck in 2007. One year later, she read a story about Sadie’s death in a…