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Cheerleader dreams of Hawaii

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Cody Blanton may not consider herself athletic, but she sure is peppy and loves being the center of attention. “I like to be on stage,” said the Lincolnton High School junior. “I like to entertain.” It’s her showmanship and ability to do impressive jumps that earned Cody a spot at…

Children’s theater camps planned

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The Creative Arts Shoestring Theatre announces its 2006 summer day camp program. “Tony and Oscar” is a two-week camp of “Hollywood pizzazz” and “Broadway dazzle.” Campers will learn songs, scenes and dances from Broadway and Hollywood’s most memorable productions. They create costumes, pick their own props and “strut their stuff”…

Winners, all

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Around Town 3/10/2006

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REVIVAL SERVICES The following will be featured during revival services at McKendree Methodist Church: Sunday, the Rev. Raymond Osborne from Rhyne Heights UMC; Monday, the Rev. Fred Falls from Crouse-Pleasant Grove UMC; and Tuesday, the Rev. Ronnie Parker from St. Matthews UCC. Services start at 7. each night, and special…

Childhood memory published

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When Rodney Black was a child in Cherryville, his father’s hobo friend, Caleb Farmer, came to visit. It was in the midst of World War II, and his father had not seen Farmer for 10 years. Their only contact was through penny postcards that Farmer sent from all over the…

Last art show for A Place to Grow?

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Students at A Place to Grow have filled the Lincoln Cultural Center’s galleries with brightly colored finger paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints. Despite the exhibit’s festive atmosphere, however, there was an underlying concern at its opening Wednesday. The school, which serves children with special needs, is facing a 40 to…

Following Cornwallis` Revolutionary trail

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British General Charles Cornwallis spent eight days in Lincoln County during the Revolutionary War, and history lovers will trace his path Saturday. “That week was his worst week as far as losing troops, not getting re-supplied, and in general it was just a bad, bad time for him,” said Darrell…

State report reveals kickbacks in Denver

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Yet still another issue with former Denver Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Marley has “crept up” again, according to current chief Jay Flynn. This time, it involves $11,000 worth of cleaning supply purchases from a telemarketing company called Stone Cold Chemicals. “The problem is that Marley received kickbacks or premiums…

Lake Calendar

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SPEEDWAY PREVIEW East Lincoln Speedway is giving a preview of the track’s nineteenth season by hosting a race car show from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Triangle Plaza, five miles south of Denver. For more information, call promoter Terry Brotherton at (704) 483-2099. BENEFIT Boy Scout…

Around Town 3/8/2006

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RELAY FOR LIFE FUND RAISER There will be an indoor yard sale at Boger City United Methodist Church from 8 a.m – noon Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Relay for Life team. KIDS AND TEENS CONSIGNMENT SALE A kids and teens consignment sale will be held at Covenant Bible…