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BMX racer goes the distance

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A second-hand bike and lack of fear have earned an east Lincoln boy first place in the Bicycle Motor Cross Nationals. “We didn’t even get the best bike. We didn’t have a trainer,” said Annie Geerken, the boy’s mother. “He did this on his own.” Nikolas Geerken, a 13-year-old student…

Zoning requests on table

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Residents of east Lincoln can attend two public hearings on zoning at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting. The first public hearing is from applicant David Wulfhorst who is requesting to rezone a 0.24-acre parcel from residential single-family to conditional use neighborhood business in…

Comments on Duke invited

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East Lincoln residents can voice their concerns on Duke Power Co. services on April 21. A representative from Duke Power and a representative from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be present to answer any questions. Comments are invited as Duke seeks relicensing. “Duke is the one that is going…

Fund raisers lead up to Relay

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Relay for Life is just two weekends away but the list of events has already started. · April 1 – Fish/Chicken Fry at Salem United Methodist Church for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drive thru pick-up for $7.50 · April 1 and 2 – Spaghetti Dinner at Holy…

Looking back at Lake Norman

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Residents of Denver can learn a little history at the Florence Soule Shanklin Memorial Library April 11. Edward Smith, 79, a former resident of Denver will speak on the growth of Lake Norman. “In the old days what we called dry pond is now the Lake Norman area,” Smith said.…

Weigh-in at Blythe Landing

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Lake Calendar

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DEMOCRATIC PRECINCT MEETINGS The Denver, Triangle, Triangle East and Cowans Ford precincts will meet on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s By the Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. Ore Bank and Pumpkin Center precincts will meet on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria…

Around Town 3/30/2005

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DEMOCRATIC MENS GROUP The Democratic Mens Group of Lincoln County will meet Saturday, April 2 at 8 a.m. at the Lincoln House Restaurant, 604 Clark Drive. Topics will include planning for the upcoming Relay for Life and implementing communications for the Democratic Party in Lincoln County. The Democratic Mens Group…

Symphony chapter starts recruiting

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In order to keep music in the air, the Lincoln County Chapter of the North Carolina Symphony is working hard to recruit members. “In North Carolina there’s only one town that’s smaller than Lincolnton that has the symphony (visit), and that’s Blowing Rock,” said Adair Cantwell, co-president of the chapter.…

Concert Association announces new season

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The Lincoln County Concert Association is bringing a hodge podge of entertainment to Lincolnton this year. There will be steel drums, funny pianists, singing, unicycling and Beatles impersonating. First up this season is the Steely Pan Steel Band, which will perform April 8 at the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center.…