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50th wedding anniversary

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Hal and Prue Carpenter of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. The couple has one child, Marcella. Hal is a retired dairy farmer and maintenance director of Gaston Day School. Prue is retired from substitute teaching in Lincoln County Schools. The couple are members of Bethel Lutheran…

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Within the week

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A variety of child-focused activities accompany this week of summer vacation. For one thing, the Gaston Public Library is hosting “Caught in the Web: A performance of Ananse Stories.” The African folk tales will surely delight young audiences at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. The library is located at 1555 East…

Paso fino stable soon opening its gates

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Starting June 25, the Blake-Cliff Stables in Denver will open their gates for the public to enjoy or purchase one of the newest and smallest breeds of horses in the country. George McKee, the owner of Blake-Cliff. has managed to breed nearly 40 paso fino horses from a starting group…

Hog Happenin’ hits downtown

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Hog Happenin’ brings together two much-beloved worlds – barbecue and bikes. The two-day festival takes place in downtown Lincolnton, kicking off today at 6 p.m. “Lincolnton was the first to combine the animal with the mechanical,” said Jackie Casey, media liaison for the event. “I guess that’s our claim to…

Country-metal rocks festival

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The Lincolnton band, Low Willie, has a variety of musical influences – all of which can be identified by various accessories worn by band members. Randy Walker, lead singer and guitar player, wears a cowboy hat perched on top of his head with boots to match. Lead guitarist Ultra Dave…

Reading away the summer months

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Summer vacation marks the beginning of a very busy season for local libraries. On Tuesday alone, 600 people visited the library, a number of them kids ready to take on summer reading. Luckily, a new and improved computer system should help with the increased load, that is, when the librarians…

Head of the class

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Around Town 6/3/2005

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HOT DOG/BAKE SALE Howard’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department Ladies auxiliary will hold a hotdog/bake sale on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. until. DEMOCRATIC MEN’S GROUP MEETING The Democratic Men’s Group of Lincoln County will meet Saturday, June 4 at 8 a.m. at the Lincoln House restaurant, 604 Clark Drive.…

Civic involvement important to business

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INK Restore will recycle used ink cartridges, remanufacture them and refill them, but their ultimate goal is to keep the consumer out of the red ink by providing lower cost products of equal value. The remanufactured cartridges available at INK Restore are around 50 percent cheaper than original cartridges, which…