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Record-setting crowd expected in Lincolnton

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Looking for something to do over the July Fourth weekend? Lincolnton will be having its 18th annual July Fourth celebration starting at 5 p.m. Friday. The celebration has four different programs, which include children’s activities, a parade, a ceremony and fireworks at Lincolnton High School’s football stadium. “More people are…

Old farmstead near Denver peaks interest of historians

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A farmstead possibly dating back 150 years has been discovered near Denver, within the 116 acres of land conditionally approved for purchase last month by the county for a future park. Nestled deep into the parcel in overgrowths of periwinkles and other plants, the site contains remnants of an old…

Around Town 7/2/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 that will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language, a snack and free play. An after school program for elementary-age…

Faith and family celebrated at birthday

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Family and friends of Essie Foster came from across the nation to celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday at Court Street Grille in Lincolnton. As Foster walked into the crowded room, a look of excitement came across her face. “To see all of these people, well you know that’s exciting,” she…

Around Town 6/30/2008

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HOSPICE MEETING Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County invites all who have experienced the death of a loved one and would like to meet others in the grief recovery process through a monthly meeting. The meeting will be at noon on July 1 at the Hospice office, located at…

From early years, music was passion

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Joe Mannino always had a voice. He just didn’t always use it. The longtime Lincoln County resident has his own recording studio in Denver, where he teaches voice and guitar. And he’s performed for everyone from politicians to the parishioners at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where he’s a member. Although…

Marshals’ operation corrals 3 in Lincoln

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Three fugitives wanted in Lincoln County were apprehended during a week-long operation issued by United States Marshals and local authorities. Operation Falcon 2008, which took place June 15-22, targeted violent offenders, sex offenders and gang members, said Steve Gladden, senior deputy criminal investigator for the U.S. Marshals Office in Charlotte.…

Farm famous for ice cream, produce

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The summer season may come with scorching temperatures and mosquitoes, but it comes with a little taste of heaven, too. Knob Creek Orchard and Creamery, which is located in Lawndale near the western edge of Lincoln County, offers customers that taste of heaven with its homegrown produce and homemade ice…

Young graduates

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