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50th Anniversary

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Marshall and Zettie Whitesides of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 12, 2004. They were married Sept. 12, 1954 in South Carolina. They have four children, Jeanette and Darrell Huffman, Renee and Norris Page, David and Debbie Whitesides and Rick and Robin Newton. Grandchildren are Shannon Sigmon, Mitzi Hernandez, Jennifer…

Lincoln County marching bands make a fancy first showing

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Bands from all four Lincoln County high schools joined together to play the national anthem on Tuesday night. The bands were gathered for their annual band preview show in which each marching band performs their new competitive piece. The event took place in North Lincoln High School’s recently completed stadium.…

Ivan revives lake concerns

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The flooding that occurred in low-lying areas around Lake Norman after Hurricane Frances has gone back down to its normal level, but problems may arise again with Hurricane Ivan on the way. “It is kind of scary if you look at the projection,” said Susan Spake, emergency management director for…

A believer`s bash

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Songs of patriotic tribute, a puppet show, face painting and a mix of other performers were some of the highlights of the third annual Christian Music Festival at Lake Norman Lutheran Church Saturday. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit East Lincoln Christian Ministry Inc. The amount collected…

Residents push carp-protection law

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The Lake Norman Marine Commission will hold a public hearing Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. on a proposed ordinance making it illegal to catch or possess sterile grass carp, the large minnows from eastern Asia, which are in Lake Norman. The meeting will be held at the Mooresville Municipal Building,…

Lake Calendar

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CARE GIVERS SUPPORT MINISTRY New Hope Baptist Church, in Denver will host their ministry for those who must take care of the disabled or the elderly. Speaker will be Marty Hovis, Service Program coordinator. Meeting will be Wednesday Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information call…

Miss Denver pageant offers divisions

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DENVER — Wendy Galle was shy and timid at the age of 12. She had no self esteem or motivation. With encouragement from her mother, Galle got involved in pageants and it changed her as an individual. “I gained a lot of self esteem and motivation,” Galle said. “I realized…

Arrest made in alleged ax attack

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A Lincoln County man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted another man with an ax. Michael John Wheeler, 25, of 2213 Joe Scronce Lane, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, according to arrest reports. The incident happened the night of Sept.…

Tradewinds now offers lunch menu

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Lincoln County now has another lunch alternative. Expanded hours and a lunch menu at Tradewinds have just started last week. “For the two years that we have been here there has always been a request to be open for lunch,” said Matt Gibson, manager. Gibson said they felt the need…

Business In Brief

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Small business Center at Gaston College are sponsoring a seminar Oct. 7 on the topic “Motivating and Training Hourly Workers.” Mike Collins, president of the The Perfect Workday Company will present the workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lincoln…