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Area seniors have a good showing, bring home medals in this year’s Senior Games

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Last week, my wife and I traveled to Raleigh to participate in the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals competition. We joined 2,900 other adults aged 55 and older from all 100 counties in North Carolina. These participants had earned the right to go to the annual event in the…

TV meteorologist talks of Hurricane Katrina and aftermath at Rotary meeting

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“It was one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done,” said Brad Panovich. Continuing, he said it was also “a horrific yet amazing experience.” Panovich, the weekend meteorologist for Charlotte station WCNC-TV, was speaking of his first-hand experience with Hurricane Katrina. The Powerpoint presentation he made at Monday’s Rotary Club…

Lake Norman Marine Commission tackles boat slip issue

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CORNELIUS – Members of the Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) faced a packed house Monday night on the question of whether to approve a variance request for Stutts Marina, which is located at the end of Brawley School Road in Mooresville. “In this request, the proposal is to rebuild the…

Around Town 10/10/2005

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Ryan’s Steak House for its annual business meeting. MEETING The Sons of the Confederate Veterans – General Robert F Hoke/General William J Hoke, Camp 1616 will…

You go, Girl Scouts!

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And the winner is….

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Jazz-happy brass band makes stop in Lincolnton

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They may look formal in their tuxedos, but the St. Louis Brass Quintet promises to bring showmanship and good times to the James W. Warren Citizens Center Oct. 13. The quintet is made up of five accomplished musicians. Three of these men work as professors at nationally recognized universities. The…

Seniors dance to tunes of youth

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One day back in the early 1970s, then-Lincolnton Recreation director Betty G. Ross was asked to teach square dancing to the elderly. “We didn’t have enough men dancing back then, so some of the women had to wear painters hats and act like men,” said Ross. That was the birth…

Maiden reunion

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Couple “Design One Creative” campaign after another

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For years, Mike Sherman of Denver had been moving up a kind of corporate ladder. He started Design One Creative in the basement of a Charlotte radio station in 1996. “We had Magic 96 and 106.5 The End right above us,” said Mike. “When the company first started, it was…