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Youthful LHS band has good year

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The Lincolnton High School Wolf Pack Marching Band, “The Band with the Bell,” completed a very successful season. Their 2004 field show entitled “Vive La France” included the music An American in Paris, I Love Paris, April in Paris, One Day I’ll Fly Away, and Gaite Parisienne (Can-Can). Under the…

Denver resident, UNC-TV donor to air `Friends` segment

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A Denver resident, Ralph Harkey, will be on UNC-TV on Sunday, Dec. 12 during the hours of 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to air a segment to discuss the “Friends of UNC-TV.” He will be on during the breaks of the Daniel O’Donnell show. Winterfest, the fall/winter fundraising drive for…

Stretch of Hwy. 16 will be in four lanes

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The N.C. Board of Transportation awarded a construction contract to build 10.83 miles of N.C. 16 as a four-lane divided highway. The $40 million contract was awarded to McAnnich Corporation of West Des Moines, Iowa. The location runs from N.C. 73 in Lincoln County to Tower Road at existing N.C.…

LMC to start Caring Clown program

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Lincoln Medical Center will be stepping into the center ring when it implements a special Caring Clown program that is designed to aid patients in recovery through humor. The program, which received hospital approval in August 2004, is designed to draw the patient into a world of amusement to ease…

Leonard to appear on TV broadcast

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Lincolnton’s Joe Leonard will be highlighted during a newscast on WSOC-TV Tuesday for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Leonard was at Fort DeRussy, 10-12 miles from Pearl Harbor, when Japanese fighters made their attack Dec. 7, 1941. The morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Leonard saw smoke from burning ships…

Moose Lodge Christmas Party

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Destinee Doughton receives a gift from Santa Sunday during the Lincoln Moose Lodge’s 4th Annual Christmas Party for A Place to Grow, a, a non-profit developmental day school that offers integrated special needs. Approximately 70 bikers from the Christian Ministry Motorcycle Association also helped entertain the children. Ryan’s Steakhouse donated…

County Health Department schedules flu clinics

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The Lincoln County Health Department has set up flu clinics for the Denver and Vale areas. Another portion of the flu vaccine has been made available for adults who fall within CDC guidelines and will be administered over the next two weeks. The upcoming clinics will be held as follows:…

Tech grants announced

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Six area schools have received an extra boost for technology. The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation recently distributed $1,000 in technology grants to all schools in the system, but six facilities received additional funding. Rock Springs Elementary, Lincolnton Middle and East Lincoln High schools all received $2,500. S. Ray Lowder,…

Sole provider—Bakery opens doors and heart to Lincolnton

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Getting up at 4 a.m. to start baking is not a chore for DeAnn Parsons. Smells of baking cookies, muffins and dough fill the air of the Lincolnton bakery. She makes everything from scratch every morning in order to offer fresh items for her customers. Northgate Bakery, located across from…

Symphony makes stop in town

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The North Carolina Symphony comes to town on Dec. 9 bringing with it classical music and holiday favorites. The audience even gets a chance to join in on the music. “You sing, and you’re in a crowd that’s celebrating,” said Adair Cantwell, co-president of the Lincoln County chapter of the…