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Silly poems lead to literary gold

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When she was a child in rural west Lincoln, Diane Thompson didn’t have much time for books. Now in her 40s, she is an award-winning children’s author who hopes her work teaches children the value of reading. “I think when parents start reading to them very early that instills in…

Campers spend summer serving others

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Hard labor in the hot sun, doesn’t sound like a fun summer vacation, but Camp Loy White participants love what they do. “I don’t see any better way to spend my summer,” said Faith McDermitt, a lead field coordinator for the camp. The Christian camp, which is located in Cleveland…

German native now calls Lincolnton home

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Some say home is where the heart is, while others believe it’s where you were born and raised. For Siegfried “Siggy” Hegewald, a native of Germany, home is Lincolnton. “I have been living here the longest of anywhere else,” he said. Hegewald first came to the United States 30 years…

Around Town 6/17/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Circle “G” Ranch – Adventure Through The Open Door Vacation Bible School will be held at Crouse United Methodist Church June 19 – 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A light meal will be served each evening at 6:00 p.m. with music, storytellers, crafts and recreation to follow. The church…

Ramsour`s Mill

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Flames shoot out of a cannon re-enactors fired during Battle of Ramsour’s Mill festivities this past Saturday. However, the cannon was not part of the actual battle re-enactment. Chris Dean / LTN Photo (Above) Bill Ramsaur spoke on behalf of the Ramsour and Reinhardt families during Battle of Ramsour’s Mill…

Future Pool Sharks?

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Church exchange chance to learn and grow for all

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Trading spaces and swapping cultures isn’t a reality show for the Rev. Jane Kempster of St. Luke’s Episcopal and the Rev. Arthur Harris of Salisbury Cathedral Close in England. “The great advantage of exchanging through the channel of the church, as opposed to just going somewhere on holiday, is the…

Lamp outlet warehouse lighting the way

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It’s lamp heaven. George and Martha Washington lamps made of porcelain. Tiffany-style lamps. Leather lamps with silk shades. Harley-Davidson-looking lamps. Funky, sexy leg lamps with leopard print shoes and a leopard print shade. Radio lamps that people used to put on their TV sets to produce a soft glow as…

Past is present inside tax service office

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When you walk into Freeman’s Tax Service on South Grove Street, you might wonder whether you have the right address. You first think you’ve walked into a toy store or antique shop by mistake, because lining the walls are toy cars, antique lighters, collectible figurines, old photos and miscellaneous trinkets.…

Fireworks festival will be a blast

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With Independence Day just around the corner, Denver residents and beyond may be asking themselves what there is to do to celebrate. Look no further. The fifth annual Community Fireworks festival will take place July 2 at East Lincoln High School. As well as the 18 minute fireworks display, there…