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Kids get crafty

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Coming up with crafty ways to have fun will be the focus of a program at the North Brook Community Center this summer. The Kids’ Summer Craft Days program, sponsored by Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation, will take place on three Fridays. Sessions will be held on July 8 and…

Hot fun in the summertime

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Doubly delicious

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Around Town 6/29/2005

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COMPUTER USERS The July meeting of the Computer Users Group in Lincolnton will be held this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lincoln County Library. The group will have a general question and answer session and will celebrate Independence Day. The meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in…

After Iraq, soldier values little things

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When stationed in Iraq, Anthony Queen often found himself surrounded by children. A crowd would follow him and his fellow soldiers on their daily tasks yelling “Mister! Mister! Candy!” “All the kids wanted candy, sweets, anything you could give – pens, pencils,” said Queen. “As long as it came from…

66th wedding anniversary

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50th anniversary

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Frank and Myrtle Chastain celebrated their 50th anniversary June 25. They have six daughters, Penny Johnson of Denver, Terry Shoemaker of Southport, Vicky Chastain of Belmont, Frany Hardy of Huntersville, Wendy Cross of Huntersville and Sandy Danner of Southport. They have 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.…

Shouting for the Son at Sonfest

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Nearly 25,000 people filled Paramount Carowind’s Paladium over the weekend to take part in Christian rock festival, Sonfest. For over 20 hours, spread over three days, youth groups, families and individuals were among the sea of faces that enjoyed an eclectic mix of Christian music by headline acts such as…

Camp roars with excitement

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SHERRILLS FORD— When campers come to Camp Dogwood, they can expect to leave with not just a relaxing vacation, but with lifelong friendships. The camp for visually-impaired people, located on Lake Norman and sponsored by the North Carolina Lions Foundation, runs from May 29 to Aug. 27 with a week…

Bike race nets sponsor for youthful competitor

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For a Bicycle Motorcross (BMX) racer, having a sponsor means free food, cheap gear and a built-in support system. Nikolas Geerken, an East Lincoln Middle School student and rookie BMX racer, is pleased with these new perks. “It’s more fun now, because when I go to races I have friends…