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Camp roars with excitement

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SHERRILLS FORD— When campers come to Camp Dogwood, they can expect to leave with not just a relaxing vacation, but with lifelong friendships. The camp for visually-impaired people, located on Lake Norman and sponsored by the North Carolina Lions Foundation, runs from May 29 to Aug. 27 with a week…

Bike race nets sponsor for youthful competitor

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For a Bicycle Motorcross (BMX) racer, having a sponsor means free food, cheap gear and a built-in support system. Nikolas Geerken, an East Lincoln Middle School student and rookie BMX racer, is pleased with these new perks. “It’s more fun now, because when I go to races I have friends…

62 boating citations, 36 warnings, 21 night boating citations issued

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Lincoln County’s lake patrol and state wildlife officers netted nearly 150 citation during a boater safety saturation Saturday. Fifteen boats and an airplane patrolled Lake Norman throughout the day Saturday and into early Sunday morning, said N.C. Wildlife Officer Scott Loflin. Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and N.C.…

Lake Calendar

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WESTPORT PARADE The July 4 parade for Westport will start at 10 a.m. in the Fairfield UMC parking lot and will end at St. Peter’s By The Lake Episcopal Church parking lot. Prizes will be given for the winners in the following categories: Best Home/Mailbox Decoration on the Parade Route;…

Around Town 6/29/2005

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COMPUTER USERS The July meeting of the Computer Users Group in Lincolnton will be held this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lincoln County Library. The group will have a general question and answer session and will celebrate Independence Day. The meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in…

After Iraq, soldier values little things

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When stationed in Iraq, Anthony Queen often found himself surrounded by children. A crowd would follow him and his fellow soldiers on their daily tasks yelling “Mister! Mister! Candy!” “All the kids wanted candy, sweets, anything you could give – pens, pencils,” said Queen. “As long as it came from…

66th wedding anniversary

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Around Town 6/27/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Grace Baptist Church in Newton will have Vacation Bible School June 27 through July 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly. The church theme is “jungle adventures discovering God’s love.” Grace Baptist Church is located at 1185 Little Road in Newton. For more information call (828) 464-7088. GASTON…

A day in the park

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(Top photo) Savanah Donaldson enjoys a scoop of ice cream at the Highland Drive Park dedication Sunday. Is there more ice cream in her than on her? (bottom photo) Dylan Moore tries his best to keep his dad, Mike Moore, from getting the soccer ball. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Vacation bible school

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Boger City Baptist Church’s kickoff celebration began Saturday. The program will run everyday from 6 – 8:30 p.m. until Friday and is open to all ages. (Above) A variety of animals from Buffalo Beal’s Animal Park were part of the festivities Saturday. Here, Hunter Sain feeds some grass to a…