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Symphony makes stop in town

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The North Carolina Symphony comes to town on Dec. 9 bringing with it classical music and holiday favorites. The audience even gets a chance to join in on the music. “You sing, and you’re in a crowd that’s celebrating,” said Adair Cantwell, co-president of the Lincoln County chapter of the…

New Christmas shop offers affordable items

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The Good Neighbor Shop’s new Christmas shop is bustling with customers and full of festive holiday fare. “It’s beautiful,” said Jim Morrison, a customer. “They fixed it up real good.” The shop is decorated for the holidays with ornament-filled trees and colorful display windows packed with angels, Santas and Christmas…

70th Anniversary

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Boyce P. and Mary Alice J. Gilbert of Vale celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Oct. 28. They have three children, Joyce Jarrett of Newton, Linda Norman of Vale, Buster Gilbert of Lincolnton, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren…

SAFE KIDS join ministry in bike helmet campaign

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Two local organizations are working together to keep kids safe. Lincoln County SAFE KIDS Coalition has teamed up with Christian Ministry of Lincoln County to provide bicycle helmets to children this Christmas, according to Lincoln County Fire Marshal Mike Futrell. This is the second year that SAFE KIDS has assisted…

WLHS band has successful season

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Under the leadership of band director Jack Horner and assistant director David Parsons, the West Lincoln High School “Marching Rebel Band” received many awards during this year’s competitive season. Entitled “The Water Show,” the band’s 2004 field show featured such tunes as “Anchors Aweigh,” “Sailing,” “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,”…

Auction Helps Diabetes Association

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Jennifer Painter, area associate for the American Diabetes Association, looks at an autographed picture of NFL Quarterback Dan Marino held by Jack Funk, who chaired the recent Business Expo in Lincolnton where the picture and other sports memorabilia items were auctioned off to benefit the association and may be expanded…

Former minister files for appeal

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A former Lincoln County minister sentenced to 36 years in prison on Oct. 27 for sexually abusing three of his daughters has appealed the ruling. Ted Hendrix, 67, was a pastor at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Denver. He resigned in August 2003 after the accusations surfaced. Detective Dawn…

East Lincoln women talk politics

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East Lincoln now has a Democratic voice. The East Lincoln Democratic Women’s Group, a committee of the Lincoln County Democratic Women, will start meeting regularly every fourth Tuesday of the month. The first official meeting will be Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter By-The-Lake Episcopal Church. “There are…

Buzzing about — Sugar Buzz opens new sit-down location

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Take a break and nibble on a oatmeal fudge bar. Layers of chewy fudge and oatmeal with a hint of salt are sure to satisfy anyone’s chocolate craving. The savory treat has become a favorite by many in the area. The famous oatmeal fudge bar at Sugar Buzz in Denver…

Lake Calendar

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DENVER FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Denver Fire Department Board of Directors will be held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Denver fire station located at 3956 Hwy 16 north in Denver (Beside Denver Methodist Church). All residents and…