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50th anniversary

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Charlie A. Ballard and Peggy G. Ballard of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14. They were married on Oct. 14, 1955 at Antioch Baptist Church. They have two sons, Mark Ballard and Brad Ballard, both of Lincolnton. They have six grandchildren, Brittany Ballard, Spencer Sutton, Travis Sutton,…

Christmas tree farm grand opening set for Nov. 19

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Christmas is often a hectic time, filled with deciding on the perfect gift, decorations and tree for the season. Santa’s Forest, a Christmas tree farm owned and operated by the Herter family, aims to ease that holiday burden and make it fun at the same time. “It’s neat that it’s…

Let’s have some fun!

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West Lincoln teen ready for pageant this weekend

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Take a look at Noelle Jenkins and you’ll see the makings of a typical pageant queen – looks, poise, alarmingly perfect teeth. Scratch below the surface, however, and you’ll find a girl who isn’t afraid to muck out a horse stable. “I’m the kid that gets out there and gets…

Entries sought for November’s County-wide Art Show

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The Lincoln Arts Council will hold its annual “County-wide Arts Show” awards presentation and reception on Sunday, Nov. 6. There will be prize money totaling $675. The reception for the opening show will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m. The Arts…

Around Town 10/28/2005

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FRUIT SALE The West Lincoln High School band boosters has started taking orders for the band program’s annual fruit sale. Available are oranges, grapefruit and tangelos, as well as a mixed citrus bag. Please call (704) 732-9520, or email: wlhsband@yahoo.com for more information or to place an order. Proceeds benefit…

Lincoln Charter raises $25,000 in “Track Attack”

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For the second year in a row, Lincoln Charter School students laced-up their walking shoes and held their “Track Attack” fund-raiser. The all-day event was held this past Friday at the school. According to Parent-Teacher Organization president Debbie Byars, not only did the fund-raiser double in corporate sponsors, but they…

ELAC to work with planning board on sign ordinance

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The East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC) is now prepared to work with the Lincoln County Planning Board regarding changes to the county’s sign ordinance. At the monthly ELAC meeting Oct. 18 at the East Lincoln Community Center, members received proposed changes to the sign ordinance presented by county zoning administrator…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST Celebrating their 11th year, November’s Wayne’s Feast will be at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Mooresville. The featured musical guest is Dennis Benton from Westport Baptist Church. For more information, call Celia or Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355. MONSTER MAYHEM Lincoln County…

Around Town 10/26/2005

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YARD SALE There will be a yard sale to benefit hurricane disaster relief from 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday in the fellowship hall of Boger City United Methodist Church. Proceeds will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Items include kitchen equipment, furniture, electronics, baby crib and more.…