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Grant to upgrade fire equipment

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The Denver Volunteer Fire Department was awarded an $8,630.70 grant from the state of North Carolina in order to help provide updated equipment and supplies. The grant was issued on Dec. 15 from the Department of Insurance and the Office of the State Fire Marshal after the Denver Fire Department…

Lake Calendar

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QUILTING CLASS One six hour class will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 4. Cost is $45. For more information contact the Quilter’s Haven at (704) 483-5999. DEMOCRACTIC PRECINCT MEETING The Democratic meeting for the Denver precinct will be held at 7 p.m. on June 7…

Around Town 6/1/2005

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COMPUTER USERS The Computer Users Group of Lincolnton will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln County Library. The program will be a PowerPoint presentation on using a photo editing program to crop and add special effects to digital pictures. Picasa.2, a free photo editing program online, will be…

Seniors sweep Silver Awards

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Lincoln County residents triumphed at the Silver Arts Awards celebration in Charlotte on May 10. Silver Arts, a division of the North Carolina Senior Games, celebrates talent in visual, heritage and literary arts. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games encompasses Lincoln and Gaston counties as well as Mecklenburg. In the literary arts…

Cruising with the Coast Guard

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While most kids his age are trying to find summer jobs, James Hollifield will be spending his summer vacation on a cruise ship. The Lincolnton native and 2004 East Lincoln High School graduate has recently graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I. and will be reporting to…

Art Deadline

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Pull out those paintbrushes! Sharpen that pencil! There’s only a few days left until the deadline for the annual art contest put on by the Lincoln Cultural Center and Lincoln Arts Council. Entries will be accepted this Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural…

Summer reading program ready to launch

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School may be over, but many Lincoln County children won’t put down the books this summer. The Lincoln County Library’s Summer Reading program kicked off Tuesday, said Stephanie Osborne, children’s assistant at the library. Kids can sign up anytime from Tuesday through to July 31, she said. The goal of…

Make that a perfect nine

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Kayla Berryhill achieved something this year that most students wouldn’t dare try. The eighth grade student at Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy has had perfect attendance all nine years of her education. “I just have never been sick,” said Berryhill. Sheila Berryhill, Kayla’s mother, credits her daughter’s good health to genetics,…

Surprise party thrown for retiring math teacher

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Students, teammates and parents honored Lincolnton Middle School sixth-grade teacher Betsy Williams with a surprise retirement party her last full day of teaching. Honored as “Queen of Math,” she was presented with a dozen yellow roses, tiara and ribbon bearing the legend, “LMS Math Queen.” Her students presented her with…

Within The Week

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Hogs of all kinds will descend on downtown Lincolnton Friday. We’re talking motorcycles. We’re talking barbecue. We’re talking people who enjoy both motorcycles and barbecue (myself included). Lincolnton’s fifth annual Doug Herbert Hog Happenin’ will be happenin’ June 3 and 4. The event kicks off Friday night with live music…