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ESPN to air bass tourney

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Lake Norman is heating up for a major fishing tournament which will be televised by ESPN. The 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Tour will take place March 17-20 at Blythe Landing in Cornelius. “This is a big deal for people that keep up with bass fishing-it is the biggest event of the…

Around Town 2/14/2005

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SYMPHONY BOARD The N.C. Symphony Board of Directors, Lincoln County chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the community room of the Lincoln Cultural Center. LINCOLN QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. The program will be by Jean Winchester on UFOs. Bring…

Within The Week

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For couples, Valentine’s Day is all about love, chocolate and smooching. For singe folks, it’s about embracing that singleness and being sassy. After all the good times to be had on Feb. 14, don’t you think Feb. 15 should be spent doing something a bit more serious? Something with weight…

Five Generations

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Boy Scouts race to victory

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Two pinewood derby cars speed off from the starting line at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street Friday Night. On the right, Boy Scout Andrew Underwood hands his pinewood derby car over to be placed on the starting line. Chris Dean / LTN Photos…

Retired Lieutenant to speak

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A retired First Lieutenant of the United States Air Force will be speaking at the Lincoln Cultural Center this Saturday as part of an ongoing Black History Month celebration. Wilson V. Eagleson II was one of the original Tuskegee Airman and has many stories to tell. “We have been fortunate…

Around Town 2/11/2005

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SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEETING Sons of the Confederate Veterans the General Robert F. Hoke/General Williams J. Hoke Camp 1616 will have its monthly meeting Wednesday Feb. 16 at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton at 7 p.m. “KNIGHT OF LOVE” DINNER The North Lincoln High School Band Boosters are sponsoring a…

Benfield takes pride in still-life art

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Mark Benfield takes a woman’s powder brush and smoothes down the feathers on some of the wild birds he has in his workshop. He points out where the feathers are noticeably darker. He said using women’s mascara makes the feathers stand out more. Benfield of Lincolnton has been running a…

Sending Love Overseas

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Keeping your valentine for life

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In a world with an increasing divorce rate and many broken hearts, it’s easy to give up on love. Relationships are often a struggle, and yet many marriages last until death do they part. The key? A lot of love, forgiveness and laughter. Washing the dishes doesn’t hurt either. “Just…