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Church bells to ring in Constitution Week

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Church bells will ring and people will pause at 4 p.m. today in honor of the exact day and time the United States Constitution was signed 217 years ago. Constitution Week starts today and runs until Thursday. Members of the Lincoln County’s Jacob Forney chapter of the DAR are asking…

Higher marks sought for minorities

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East Lincoln High School has started a new program focusing on the success of its minority student population. The goal of the Diversity Awareness Program is to raise the grades and test scores of minority students who have typically scored below their peers. “We just made the hard decision to…

A believer`s bash

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Songs of patriotic tribute, a puppet show, face painting and a mix of other performers were some of the highlights of the third annual Christian Music Festival at Lake Norman Lutheran Church Saturday. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit East Lincoln Christian Ministry Inc. The amount collected…

Residents push carp-protection law

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The Lake Norman Marine Commission will hold a public hearing Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. on a proposed ordinance making it illegal to catch or possess sterile grass carp, the large minnows from eastern Asia, which are in Lake Norman. The meeting will be held at the Mooresville Municipal Building,…

Lake Calendar

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CARE GIVERS SUPPORT MINISTRY New Hope Baptist Church, in Denver will host their ministry for those who must take care of the disabled or the elderly. Speaker will be Marty Hovis, Service Program coordinator. Meeting will be Wednesday Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information call…

87th Birthday

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The Reeps Grove United Methodist Church family honored William Ezra Hartman on his 87th birthday with a surprise birthday dinner at the church. Approximately 100 people enjoyed the covered dish dinner. Special guests were his sister, Gustavie Davis, and her family. Members of the Yount and Wright families, close neighbors…

50th Anniversary

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Marshall and Zettie Whitesides of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 12, 2004. They were married Sept. 12, 1954 in South Carolina. They have four children, Jeanette and Darrell Huffman, Renee and Norris Page, David and Debbie Whitesides and Rick and Robin Newton. Grandchildren are Shannon Sigmon, Mitzi Hernandez, Jennifer…

Lincoln County marching bands make a fancy first showing

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Bands from all four Lincoln County high schools joined together to play the national anthem on Tuesday night. The bands were gathered for their annual band preview show in which each marching band performs their new competitive piece. The event took place in North Lincoln High School’s recently completed stadium.…

Ivan revives lake concerns

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The flooding that occurred in low-lying areas around Lake Norman after Hurricane Frances has gone back down to its normal level, but problems may arise again with Hurricane Ivan on the way. “It is kind of scary if you look at the projection,” said Susan Spake, emergency management director for…

Miss Denver pageant offers divisions

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DENVER — Wendy Galle was shy and timid at the age of 12. She had no self esteem or motivation. With encouragement from her mother, Galle got involved in pageants and it changed her as an individual. “I gained a lot of self esteem and motivation,” Galle said. “I realized…