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Ramsour`s Mill

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Flames shoot out of a cannon re-enactors fired during Battle of Ramsour’s Mill festivities this past Saturday. However, the cannon was not part of the actual battle re-enactment. Chris Dean / LTN Photo (Above) Bill Ramsaur spoke on behalf of the Ramsour and Reinhardt families during Battle of Ramsour’s Mill…

Future Pool Sharks?

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Church exchange chance to learn and grow for all

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Trading spaces and swapping cultures isn’t a reality show for the Rev. Jane Kempster of St. Luke’s Episcopal and the Rev. Arthur Harris of Salisbury Cathedral Close in England. “The great advantage of exchanging through the channel of the church, as opposed to just going somewhere on holiday, is the…

Lamp outlet warehouse lighting the way

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It’s lamp heaven. George and Martha Washington lamps made of porcelain. Tiffany-style lamps. Leather lamps with silk shades. Harley-Davidson-looking lamps. Funky, sexy leg lamps with leopard print shoes and a leopard print shade. Radio lamps that people used to put on their TV sets to produce a soft glow as…

Personal trainers provide extra push

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Whether you want to bulk up, slim down, lower your cholesterol or look good in a bikini, personal trainers have the program for you. “It’s all personalized,” said Melissa Avery, fitness and wellness coordinator at the Lincoln Family YMCA. The YMCA currently has nine certified personal trainers, who are available…

Silly poems lead to literary gold

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When she was a child in rural west Lincoln, Diane Thompson didn’t have much time for books. Now in her 40s, she is an award-winning children’s author who hopes her work teaches children the value of reading. “I think when parents start reading to them very early that instills in…

Campers spend summer serving others

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Hard labor in the hot sun, doesn’t sound like a fun summer vacation, but Camp Loy White participants love what they do. “I don’t see any better way to spend my summer,” said Faith McDermitt, a lead field coordinator for the camp. The Christian camp, which is located in Cleveland…

German native now calls Lincolnton home

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Some say home is where the heart is, while others believe it’s where you were born and raised. For Siegfried “Siggy” Hegewald, a native of Germany, home is Lincolnton. “I have been living here the longest of anywhere else,” he said. Hegewald first came to the United States 30 years…

Low turnout at rafting ordinance hearing

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CORNELIUS – A handful of residents came to speak out about the potential changes to the Lake Norman Marine Commission rafting ordinance at Monday night’s meeting held at the Cornelius Town Hall. This will be the third change to the ordinance if it occurs. The rafting ordinance has been in…

Whiling away a summer day

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A father and son (above left) ply the waters of Lake Norman on a personal water craft Tuesday — a day where temperatures climbed into the 90s — in order to beat the heat. Meanwhile (at right), Robin Murphy looks through a selection of flowers at Paradise Gardens Garden Center,…