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Festival begins Friday

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The 18th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is just around the corner. “The festival is always a lot of fun for everyone in this community,” said Diana Beam, assistant director of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce. “We had over 10,000 people attend last year.” The two-day event will have music, games,…

Coming Up…

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n Vote early! East Lincoln County residents can vote early for the first time without trekking to Lincolnton. Voting will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for the May 6 primaries at the East Lincoln Community/Recreation Center (8160 Optimist Club Road in Denver). It will also be available…

Lincolnton High presents Broadway musical Friday

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At Lincolnton High School, “‘Grease’ is the word,” and the work of several weeks will culminate in four performances of the hit Broadway musical beginning Friday. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday in the performance hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

Sheriff pushes expansion in east Lincoln

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Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty is pushing for changes to keep up with growth and the crime that goes with it in east Lincoln County. Adding deputies, altering patrol patterns, tweaking policing strategies and educating the public are all agenda items Daugherty said he hopes to accomplish in the coming…

Shoreline – Medical center to open doors on Thursday

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June Smith-Hartness didn’t realize how quickly her dreams would come true after breaking open a fortune cookie. “My fortune said that I would soon be a business owner,” said Smith-Hartness, physician assistant and owner of Hartness Medical Center. “I laughed and then thought that the idea really was possible.” The…

Catching a bus catches on

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Barbara Shenberger’s sport utility vehicle went in the shop for a week, forcing the Wachovia technology supervisor to board a bus for the first time last year. She quickly found out she didn’t miss sitting in the driver’s seat. Each weekday commute is now a ritual of numbers: The 88x…

Egg-cellent

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Rising Sun’s Mugathon is Tuesday

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Rising Sun Pottery will be selling mugs for mutts and cups for cats 5 p.m. Tuesday at the studio on South Academy Street in Lincolnton. For $10, customers at the 11th annual Mugathon will get a free drink and homemade dessert and the mug or cup of their choice. Fifty…

800 participate in InAsMuch

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At least 800 people participated in Saturday’s Operation InAsMuch, a community outreach program that had people helping others through such activities as mowing lawns, painting houses, feeding inmates and visiting nursing homes. Individuals ages 18 months to 92 years took part in the event, which was held statewide for the…

Cancer fundraiser

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