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Teens return to `Box City`

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CHERRYVILLE — Last year during the early fall, Cherryville youth huddled in cardboard boxes during a rainstorm. The night was cold, and some of the drenched boxes collapsed forcing their inhabitants to seek other shelter. “It rained cats and dogs last year,” said Ed Bowman, president of Xtreme TEAM ministry.…

School bands rack up awards

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Lincoln County’s four high school marching bands have all racked up awards during the competitive season. · After performing at their homecoming game on Friday evening, the Lincolnton High School Marching Wolves got up Saturday morning and traveled to Waynesville to compete in their first competition of the season, the…

DENR offices move

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MOORESVILLE — Offices of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources based in Mooresville have moved to the Iredell County Government Center South complex. The new office address is 610 E. Center Ave., Suite 301, Mooresville, N.C. 28115. The phone number, 704-663-1699, and fax number, 704-663-6040, remain the…

Fight Back — Self-defense teacher warns against attack

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A young girl was walking to her car late one night and saw a Honda parked across the street with no lights on. She could see several men sitting in the car. It looked suspicious. She knew she was being watched. “She knew something was not right. It was her…

Sweep Dreams — 2004 cleanup sees success

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An unopened can of Budweiser, 35 tires, pieces of styrofoam, planks, a garbage pail and a floating pier are some of the things found on Lake Norman this past weekend. Roughly 90 volunteers from Iredell County helped pick up trash on the lake covering all four counties, Catawba, Mecklenburg, Iredell…

Denver Days

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The crowd was alive Friday night as children and adults shagged to the music of the Tams, a beach music group from Atlanta, Ga. People clapped and waved their hands as the beach music put smiles on everyone’s faces. The second annual Denver Days Fall festival pulled in a large…

Crazy Train

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Jessica Ramos and Adriana Ramos lead the train down the inflated slide at the sixth annual International Festival, which took place Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Homecoming Queens

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Toddler Throttle

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Steve Waters shows his nephew, Ryan Waters, how to rev the bike during the Bike Day at Betty G. Ross Park Saturday. Barbecue, bike games, bike shows and music entertained the crowd of motorcycle enthusiasts. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Born and bread

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Mayor Bobby Huitt cuts the ribbon with Eric Hernandez of St. Joseph’s Bakery and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at the bakery’s Grand Opening in Lincolnton after changing locations. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…