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Commissioners` approval of CATS will have Denver riders purring

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Denver residents might be able to continue taking the bus to Charlotte. Lincoln County commissioners approved a three-year agreement with the Charlotte Area Transit System last week for the Lincoln County Express, the route from Denver to Charlotte. But the plan still has to be presented to the Charlotte City…

Changes to Lake Norman State Park give it a new face

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TROUTMAN – Lake Norman State Park might be the only place on Lake Norman with a public swimming area, and Lincolnton resident Annette Moore and her family were taking full advantage of it; although early in the season, it was the second time the Moores were back. “It’s awesome here,”…

Aah, paradise!

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Around Town 5/23/2005

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BLOODMOBILE A bloodmobile will be at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call the Red Cross at 704-735-3500. McHENRY STAFF HOLDS OFFICE HOURS Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Lincolnton from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on…

Within the week

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It can be stinky, crusty and slimy. On occasion it becomes mushy, oozy and scaly. Every once in a while it even produces gunk. The body’s pretty gross, huh? That’s the reason the Discovery Place has named its new body works exhibit “Grossology: the (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.”…

Alexis post office exhibit keeps on growing

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In the spring of 200l, newly appointed Alexis Postmaster Dale Tate began collecting pictures of local area servicemen for display to promote the commemorative stamp “Honoring our Servicemen and Women.” Today this exhibit has grown from about 20 photographs to 76 photographs of Alexis area men and women in uniform.…

On hallowed ground

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Providing a space to start over

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There’s never a slow moment at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. There are always mouths to feed, families to help and to top it all off a $90,000 renovation to oversee. “We’re going to have total chaos for a couple of months,” said Susan Brymer, the executive director. The organization’s…

Cheerleaders take first place

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Boy comes to the rescue of elderly next-door neighbor

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Burly Gene Terres is like an adoptive grandparent to eight-year old Johnathan Carpenter. Carpenter would help the 74-year old mow grass, bush hog, rake leaves, paint, and cut down trees. Last Monday, Carpenter helped Terres with a different task — saving Terres’ life. Carpenter had come home from school that…