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Around Town 5/11/2005

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LUNCHEON McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway, will have a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The menu will be country-style steak and baked chicken, vegetables, salads, desserts and homemade biscuits. Take-out orders are available. Donations will be accepted for the building fund. LEGION POST 30…

Lake Calendar

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STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL The 20th annual strawberry festival will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ELHS. Proceeds will go to the PTA. QUILTING CLASS A quilting class for students to make a small quilt sandwich and learn about quilting will be held, Tuesday, May…

Celebrating National Nursing Home Week

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The residents of Brian Center Nursing Care in Lincolnton know how to have a good time. So far they have spent “National Nursing Home Week” participating in a balloon liftoff, eating ice cream and watching church singers and a magic show. More events will follow throughout the week, including an…

Food drive Saturday

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Letter carriers will be picking up more than mail on Saturday. That’s because the 13th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive takes place that day. To participate, place all non-perishable food items by the mailbox in order to be picked up by the letter carrier. Buzzy Hartman, a…

Apple Queen applications available

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Applications are now being accepted by the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization for the 2005 Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Saturday, Aug. 13. Applications are available at all four high schools from the guidance counselors…

Fire leaves four homeless

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A family of four is homeless today after a fire destroyed their rental house at 1213 E. Pine St. on Tuesday morning. Nearly 20 firefighters from Lincolnton and Boger City responded to the blaze, which was reported at 10:51 a.m., Lincolnton Fire Capt. Jack Jones said. Lincolnton crews were on…

ELBA to hear from DOT

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The East Lincoln Betterment Association will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Recreation Center on Optimist Club Road to discuss road construction and maintenance. The speakers will be Robert Collier, regional representative on the North Carolina Board of Transportation and Mike Holder, DOT engineer for Lincoln County.…

Residents ponder bike trail sites

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Where would bikers most like to travel along the shores of Lake Norman? That was one of the questions before a handful of residents last Wednesday night at the east Lincoln Community Center. A 150-mile bicycle trail that would encircle the entire Lake Norman shoreline has been proposed. Four residents…

Community Festival at Holy Spirit

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(Above), Connor Henderson, rides a horse while his father, Tim Henderson helps keep his balance at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Community Festival held Saturday. At right, Denver Smith, 7, sports a Dr. Suess style hat while he looks at the different items for sale. Several tents and booths were…

Go Tell Crusade draws in thousands opening night

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Approximately 3,000 people attended the opening night of the Western Piedmont Go Tell Crusade featuring evangelist Rick Gage at the Lincolnton High School stadium Sunday, according to Clyde Smith, chairman for the event. “We had a good crowd with about 40 first time decisions and 34 renewals,” he said. Tonight…