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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…

German native now calls Lincolnton home

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Some say home is where the heart is, while others believe it’s where you were born and raised. For Siegfried “Siggy” Hegewald, a native of Germany, home is Lincolnton. “I have been living here the longest of anywhere else,” he said. Hegewald first came to the United States 30 years…

Around Town 6/17/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Circle “G” Ranch – Adventure Through The Open Door Vacation Bible School will be held at Crouse United Methodist Church June 19 – 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A light meal will be served each evening at 6:00 p.m. with music, storytellers, crafts and recreation to follow. The church…

Ramsour`s Mill

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Flames shoot out of a cannon re-enactors fired during Battle of Ramsour’s Mill festivities this past Saturday. However, the cannon was not part of the actual battle re-enactment. Chris Dean / LTN Photo (Above) Bill Ramsaur spoke on behalf of the Ramsour and Reinhardt families during Battle of Ramsour’s Mill…

Future Pool Sharks?

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Lake Calendar

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YARD SALE/BAKE SALE Salem United Methodist Church on Pilot Knob Road will have a large church yard sale in their Christian Life Center on Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. There will also be a bake sale. For more information call (704) 483-5055. QUILTING CLASS One six…

Symphony to perform in great outdoors

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Bright blue skies and dancing children are expected to accompany the North Carolina Symphony’s stop in Lincolnton. The symphony will be performing a free concert this Thursday on the grounds of the First Baptist Church. The professional, 65-member symphony has performed twice at Carnegie Hall in New York City and…

Racing for children

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Past is present inside tax service office

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When you walk into Freeman’s Tax Service on South Grove Street, you might wonder whether you have the right address. You first think you’ve walked into a toy store or antique shop by mistake, because lining the walls are toy cars, antique lighters, collectible figurines, old photos and miscellaneous trinkets.…