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Hot Rod car show a success

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The roar of engines, the gleam of polished chrome, and a rainbow of colorful flames filled the lawn of the Hot Rod Express car part store on N.C. 150 in Denver Saturday as the business held its 10th annual customer appreciation day and open house. “This is just our way…

Fire safety topic of Wayne’s Feast

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Where there’s smoke, there won’t necessarily be fire, thanks to a recent presentation given at last week’s Wayne’s Second Friday Feast in Denver. Lyndon Smith, senior security consultant and program coordinator of North Carolina’s Senior Carolina Fire Advisory, dispelled widely-held fire safety myths and gave some helpful tips at the…

Bass tourney reels in $33,000

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Record setting performances marked the 20th annual American Cancer Society-Jim Ledbetter Memorial Team Bass Tournament last Saturday on Lake Norman. The popular “Casting Out Cancer” event drew 226 teams. A little over 970 pounds of fish were weighed in with a total of 489 bass brought to the scales; 12…

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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Arlow named Chamber Ambassador of the Quarter

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Cristina Arlow, owner of Translations Plus and Director of the Lincoln County Literacy Council, has been named by her Ambassador Committee member peers as the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the First Quarter of 2006. Arlow has been active in the Chamber of Commerce over the past several…

Around Town 3/13/2006

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UDC MEETING The United Daughters of the Confederate Southern Stars will meet at Memorial Hall Tuesday at 7 p.m. DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE Candidate for U.S. Congress, Richard Carsner will address Lincoln County Democrats on Tuesday at a barbecue dinner that starts 6:30 p.m. with the general meeting starting 7 p.m. The…

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…

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…