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Symphony to perform in great outdoors

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Bright blue skies and dancing children are expected to accompany the North Carolina Symphony’s stop in Lincolnton. The symphony will be performing a free concert this Thursday on the grounds of the First Baptist Church. The professional, 65-member symphony has performed twice at Carnegie Hall in New York City and…

Racing for children

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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…

Around Town 6/13/2005

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FAMILY REUNION The 52nd Reunion of the Lightfoot William and Rebecca Boggs Hoyle Family will be held this Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located on Hwy. 182 in Cherryville. A business meeting will follow lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket.…

Maryvale Daycare five-year olds graduate to first grade

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VALE — Caps were straightened, gowns were zipped up, chewing gum was spit out and everyone was asked if they had to go to the bathroom. Twenty-three 5-year-olds received their diplomas Saturday at Maryvale Daycare’s graduation ceremony. Sister Mary Frances gives an award to Grace Chambless. Chris Dean / LTN…

50th Anniversary

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Wallace and Mary Ellen Wentz Keener celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 26. They have one son, Andy Keener and one granddaughter, Lauren Keener. The couple celebrated May 21 with a surprise dinner with family and friends at the Lincolnton Sportsman’s Club. Contributed / LTN Photo…

Road-tripping with the Bible

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Vacation Bible School students can now expand their horizon of learning through road trips — minus cramped backseats — and the nagging question: Are we there yet? “It’s just a fun way to connect to different areas, along with the Bible and life learning,” said Pastor David Walker Jr. of…

Relay makes record

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After amassing a total of $188,000 for the 2005 Lincolnton Relay for Life, captains of the event’s 50 teams had reason to celebrate. “Do we know how to Relay or what?” said John Dancoff, co-chair of the event, at a celebration held Tuesday night at the Lincoln Senior Center. The…

A lady slipper’s paradise

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As a child, Ron Ballard’s mother took him out to the woods in search of pink lady slippers. He was always taught not to touch – except on mother’s day, when he was allowed to pick a single flower. “There were never more than a dozen,” said Ballard. Now an…