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Strawberry Festival

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(Above) Emily FitzPatrick pets Gahndi the Savanna Monitor lizard held by Dr. Robert Mittan at the 20th annual Strawberry Festival held at East Lincoln High School Saturday. (Right) Crowds line up to buy strawberries from Lineberger’s Strawberries. The 20th annual festival was held at East Lincoln High School. Chris Dean…

Lake Calendar

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DEMOCRATIC WOMEN The Education and Recruitment Committee of the Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet May 24 at the parish hall of St. Peter by the Lake. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. REPUBLICAN WOMEN The East Lincoln Republican Women will meet May 24 at Fairfield United Methodist Church…

Around Town 5/16/2005

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LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet Tuesday. Al Dozier, editor of the Lincoln Times-News will be the guest speaker and will share some of his career experiences. Members and guests will arrive at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan’s Steak House. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Upcoming fund…

Lincoln seniors conquer games

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Many concerned over proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter

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A proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter planned for N.C. 73 could bring with it up to 500 jobs and more than $1 million in county sales taxes. But it could also bring out strong opposition from residents and small business owners. Andrew Johnson, president of the Denver Area Business Association, said small…

Hot topics on tonight’s commission agenda

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Several hot topics are on the agenda for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners tonight. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Commissioners Carrol Mitchem and Marie Moore will present recommendations on the proposed redistricting. Mitchem and Moore were appointed…

Belmont Abby magazine recognized

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BELMONT – Belmont Abbey College’s alumni magazine, “Crossroads,’ has earned high honors for the second year in a row, garnering three Communicator Awards in the 2005 Print Media competition. The college won two Awards of Distinction for its Winter/Spring 2004 issue in the categories of best magazine for an educational…

Ambassador`s committee membership ranks rising

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador’s Committee is rising in numbers. From January, when the group had 14 members, it now boasts an enrollment of 22. Some credit the rapid rise to the efforts of chairman Gary Caldwell, who took up the reins last December. “The whole group is…

Singing for supper

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Mother`s azalea bush blooms on love, keeps on growing

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Since her mother planted an azalea bush in her yard in the mid 1970s, Linda Spencer has done little to keep it alive. “It’s just wild,” said Spencer. “It’s never been fertilized.” After a minute to think, Spencer changes her mind. “It was initially fertilized with love in 1976, but…