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Around Town 1/14/2005

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LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club meets on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Members and guests planning to eat should arrive at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Dan Johnson at 736-0894. RETIRED SCHOOLPERSONNEL MEETING The Lincoln County Unit of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30…

Around Town 1/12/2005

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS Lincoln County Special Olympics Program will be sponsoring a basketball series that will be held on Jan. 15 at Pumpkin Center Middle School, North Lincoln High School and East Lincoln High School. All games will begin at 10:30 a.m. A pep rally to start off will be held…

Special Olympians go for the gold

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Hundreds of adults and children will descend on three Lincoln County schools this weekend to compete in a Special Olympics basketball tournament. North Lincoln High School, Pumpkin Center Middle School and East Lincoln High School will all host games starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. A pep band will entertain…

Boaters cite poor markers

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CORNELIUS – A concerned citizen came to the Marine Commission Monday evening with a petition. “There is a problem in the water with non-authorized placement of buoys,” said Dick Edwardson of Gastonia. “They are deteriorating, and some are broken in half – it is a hazard to boaters.” His petition…

Group inspired by `Red Hat` run-in

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Sherry Anulies encountered a mystery at a restaurant in Ohio the first time she saw a table of women wearing red hats. The women, dressed in purple, sported all different types of red hats and seemed to be involved in enlightening conversation. Her curiosity led her to talk to them…

N.C. 16 receives $12M for project

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The North Carolina Transportation Board awarded a $12 million contract Thursday to Rea Contracting of Charlotte to complete 5.8 miles of N.C. 16 as a four-lane highway. The contract includes fine grading, pavement markings and signals, which include stop signs and traffic signs. Full work on the stretch, which runs…

Lake Calendar

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RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING The Team Kick-off meeting for Relay for Life will be on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Westport Baptist Church, Denver. LAKE NORMAN COIN SHOW The Lake Norman Coin Show will take place on Saturday, March 19 at the National Guard Armory, N.C. 115 South, Mooresville.…

Within The Week

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You better act quick; this delicious spring weather isn’t going to last long what with it being January and all, and now is an excellent time to take the kids to the playground or park or shed some of those holiday pounds at the nearest tennis and basketball courts. One…

Campaign logs 6,000 arrests

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State and local law enforcement officers wrapped up the most recent Booze It and Lose It campaign this week, logging almost 6,000 drunk driving arrests statewide. “It is only through the dedication of our law enforcement partners that we were able to make the roadways of our state safer for…

2005 Relay kicks off Thursday

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The 2005 Lincolnton Relay for Life Kick-off Party will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Relay for Life is the signature fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams of walkers from area businesses, schools and organizations will pledge a week-end of walking on the…