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Lego Village

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Wendy Campbell, a 2002 graduate of East Lincoln High School and current junior at Wingate University, attended the University of Copenhagen in Denmark last semester. She attended Legoland while in Denmark, where several miniature landscapes are created entirely from the small plastic blocks. Campbell stands before a pure Lego village…

Bosch Toll donates $20,000 to college

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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation has donated $20,000 through the Gaston College Foundation to help build a Science and Technology Center on the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. That contribution brings the school very close to its goal of $1.9 million. Contributions now total approximately $1.6 million. Rosalind Welder, dean of…

Teens return to `Box City`

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CHERRYVILLE — Last year during the early fall, Cherryville youth huddled in cardboard boxes during a rainstorm. The night was cold, and some of the drenched boxes collapsed forcing their inhabitants to seek other shelter. “It rained cats and dogs last year,” said Ed Bowman, president of Xtreme TEAM ministry.…

School bands rack up awards

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Lincoln County’s four high school marching bands have all racked up awards during the competitive season. · After performing at their homecoming game on Friday evening, the Lincolnton High School Marching Wolves got up Saturday morning and traveled to Waynesville to compete in their first competition of the season, the…

DENR offices move

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MOORESVILLE — Offices of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources based in Mooresville have moved to the Iredell County Government Center South complex. The new office address is 610 E. Center Ave., Suite 301, Mooresville, N.C. 28115. The phone number, 704-663-1699, and fax number, 704-663-6040, remain the…

Fight Back — Self-defense teacher warns against attack

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A young girl was walking to her car late one night and saw a Honda parked across the street with no lights on. She could see several men sitting in the car. It looked suspicious. She knew she was being watched. “She knew something was not right. It was her…

Crazy Train

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Jessica Ramos and Adriana Ramos lead the train down the inflated slide at the sixth annual International Festival, which took place Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Homecoming Queens

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Toddler Throttle

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Steve Waters shows his nephew, Ryan Waters, how to rev the bike during the Bike Day at Betty G. Ross Park Saturday. Barbecue, bike games, bike shows and music entertained the crowd of motorcycle enthusiasts. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Flag ban at WLHS brings protests

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Students driving tractors to West Lincoln High School on homecoming morning wore overalls, straw cowboy hats and shirts with the word “hillbilly” proudly displayed. Nowhere to be found, however, were confederate flags, despite the protests of some students and parents. “Students can do whatever they want to on public roads…