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Lincolnton fire truck dealer wins award

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Whether it be a commercial, industrial, or residential fire, citizens everywhere depend on the efficiency and speed of local fire departments to get potentially deadly situations under control in short order. But does anyone ever wonder where the fire trucks, apparatuses and gear come from? Lincolnton-based Metrolina Fire & Rescue…

2005 awards given at annual Scout banquet

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The Heartland District Piedmont Council of the Boy Scouts of America held their Annual Recognition Banquet March 2 at First Methodist Church in Lincolnton. After the welcome by Jeffrey Taylor, district chairman, and invocation by Mike Strader, Pack 59 cub master, the group enjoyed a catered meal by the Home…

Civil War intrigues history buff

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The fact there’s a black member in the Lincoln County Robert E. Lee Society may come as a surprise to some. For Rudolph Young, however, learning about the Civil War has little to do with race and everything to do with heritage and history. “If you have no history, you…

Gowns available through United Way

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The prom, one of high school’s most memorable – and most expensive – events is coming up for Lincoln County teenagers. Though many students and parents will be shelling out money for attire, accessories, dinners and transportation for the big event, the United Way Teen Board has found a way…

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Belk Charity Days event to run March 31 – April 1

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Belk customers will receive a merchandise discount in return for a $5 donation to their favorite participating local charity or non-profit organization during the Belk Charity Days event on Friday and Saturday, March 31 – April 1 at all Belk locations. A number of non-profit community groups will participate and…

Fire safety topic of Wayne’s Feast

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Where there’s smoke, there won’t necessarily be fire, thanks to a recent presentation given at last week’s Wayne’s Second Friday Feast in Denver. Lyndon Smith, senior security consultant and program coordinator of North Carolina’s Senior Carolina Fire Advisory, dispelled widely-held fire safety myths and gave some helpful tips at the…

Bass tourney reels in $33,000

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Record setting performances marked the 20th annual American Cancer Society-Jim Ledbetter Memorial Team Bass Tournament last Saturday on Lake Norman. The popular “Casting Out Cancer” event drew 226 teams. A little over 970 pounds of fish were weighed in with a total of 489 bass brought to the scales; 12…

WNBA strength coach opens state-of-the-art facility in Denver

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As a strength trainer, Lisa Ciaravella has worked with many well-known professional athletes, such as basketball great Sandy Brondello and National Football League standouts Randy Moss and Cris Carter. For the seventh year in a row, Ciaravella is also the strength and conditioning coach for the two-time Women’s National Basketball…

Lake Calendar

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WOMEN’S MEETING A candidate’s forum, sponsored by the East Lincoln Republican Women, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Fairfield United Methodist Church on Fairfield Forrest Road. For more information, contact Liz Harris at (704) 489-0437 or email: harrisde_24477@yahoo.com. BENEFIT Boy Scout Troop 83, chartered by…