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8-year old Denver girl names library`s bear

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His name is Forrest the bear. He stands seven feet tall at the side of the walking trail at the Florence Soule Shanklin Memorial Library. Since the end of April, the bear has been waiting for a name so that he could be issued a library card. Children under the…

Grand opening at Grateful Growers truly grand event

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Hundreds of people gathered at Grateful Growers Farm in Denver Saturday to experience the great taste of organic food and the opening of the farm. Chefs from the culinary school of Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte campus and chef Salvatore Friedel of the Velvet Hammer Restaurant in Mooresville were there…

Lake Norman Marine Commission studying motorboat noise issue

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Noisy motorboats have always been a problem on the lake. Terry Davis, who heads up the Preservation and Safety committee with the Lake Norman Marine commission is working on a noise study status. Some of the noisy motorboats on the lake include cigarette boats and those who have engines that…

Around Town 6/22/2005

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HOT DOGS/ICE CREAM Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 6753 N.C. 182, will hold a hot dog/homemade ice cream supper from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $5 a plate and $2 per bowl of ice cream. Proceeds will go toward the Building Fund. BIBLE SCHOOL Boger City Baptist Church will…

Lake Calendar

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BLUEGRASS REVIVAL Fairfield Methodist Church will hold a bluegrass revival on Sunday, June 26 at 6 p.m. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served. There is no charge. Bring lawn chairs. If there is rain, the event will be held indoors. For more information call 704-483-5464. BOATING COURSE A boating course…

Around Town 6/20/2005

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FARMERS MARKET The Lincoln County Farmers Market will begin operating on its full schedule on Tuesday, June 21. The market will open Tuesday at 7 a.m., Thursdays at 3 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 a.m. BIBLE SCHOOL Circle “G” Ranch – Adventure Through the Open Door Bible School will continue…

Within the Week

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If you’re looking for something, free, fun and family friendly, then head out to the fourth annual Art on the Avenue this Saturday. The event is being put on by the Hickory Museum of Art through the sponsorship of Wachovia bank. It will be held on the grounds and inside…

History of two of area`s oldest funeral homes now unburied

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It was not unusual in the early part of the 20 century for furniture stores to double as funeral parlors (above). The services were often advertised (below). Contributed Photos Funeral homes aren’t typically associated as fun and exciting places to be, or where other forms of commerce were conducted. But…

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…

Around Town 6/17/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Circle “G” Ranch – Adventure Through The Open Door Vacation Bible School will be held at Crouse United Methodist Church June 19 – 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A light meal will be served each evening at 6:00 p.m. with music, storytellers, crafts and recreation to follow. The church…