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Bike race nets sponsor for youthful competitor

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For a Bicycle Motorcross (BMX) racer, having a sponsor means free food, cheap gear and a built-in support system. Nikolas Geerken, an East Lincoln Middle School student and rookie BMX racer, is pleased with these new perks. “It’s more fun now, because when I go to races I have friends…

62 boating citations, 36 warnings, 21 night boating citations issued

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Lincoln County’s lake patrol and state wildlife officers netted nearly 150 citation during a boater safety saturation Saturday. Fifteen boats and an airplane patrolled Lake Norman throughout the day Saturday and into early Sunday morning, said N.C. Wildlife Officer Scott Loflin. Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and N.C.…

Lake Calendar

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WESTPORT PARADE The July 4 parade for Westport will start at 10 a.m. in the Fairfield UMC parking lot and will end at St. Peter’s By The Lake Episcopal Church parking lot. Prizes will be given for the winners in the following categories: Best Home/Mailbox Decoration on the Parade Route;…

Around Town 6/29/2005

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COMPUTER USERS The July meeting of the Computer Users Group in Lincolnton will be held this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lincoln County Library. The group will have a general question and answer session and will celebrate Independence Day. The meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in…

After Iraq, soldier values little things

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When stationed in Iraq, Anthony Queen often found himself surrounded by children. A crowd would follow him and his fellow soldiers on their daily tasks yelling “Mister! Mister! Candy!” “All the kids wanted candy, sweets, anything you could give – pens, pencils,” said Queen. “As long as it came from…

66th wedding anniversary

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50th anniversary

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Frank and Myrtle Chastain celebrated their 50th anniversary June 25. They have six daughters, Penny Johnson of Denver, Terry Shoemaker of Southport, Vicky Chastain of Belmont, Frany Hardy of Huntersville, Wendy Cross of Huntersville and Sandy Danner of Southport. They have 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.…

Shouting for the Son at Sonfest

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Nearly 25,000 people filled Paramount Carowind’s Paladium over the weekend to take part in Christian rock festival, Sonfest. For over 20 hours, spread over three days, youth groups, families and individuals were among the sea of faces that enjoyed an eclectic mix of Christian music by headline acts such as…

Around Town 6/27/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Grace Baptist Church in Newton will have Vacation Bible School June 27 through July 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly. The church theme is “jungle adventures discovering God’s love.” Grace Baptist Church is located at 1185 Little Road in Newton. For more information call (828) 464-7088. GASTON…

A day in the park

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(Top photo) Savanah Donaldson enjoys a scoop of ice cream at the Highland Drive Park dedication Sunday. Is there more ice cream in her than on her? (bottom photo) Dylan Moore tries his best to keep his dad, Mike Moore, from getting the soccer ball. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…