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Fish Fry!

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People turned out in droves for the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s famous East Lincoln fish fry that took place Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Lakewood subdivision. The event, billed as a chance to network, was deemed a success. In addition to “the best fish in town,”…

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 6/20/2005

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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…

Silly poems lead to literary gold

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When she was a child in rural west Lincoln, Diane Thompson didn’t have much time for books. Now in her 40s, she is an award-winning children’s author who hopes her work teaches children the value of reading. “I think when parents start reading to them very early that instills in…

Campers spend summer serving others

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Hard labor in the hot sun, doesn’t sound like a fun summer vacation, but Camp Loy White participants love what they do. “I don’t see any better way to spend my summer,” said Faith McDermitt, a lead field coordinator for the camp. The Christian camp, which is located in Cleveland…