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Local scout sets his sites on Eagle

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For Boy Scouts across the country, hard work and determination will pay off as some achieve the highest rank in Scouts: The Eagle. Clay Heafner, sophomore at West Lincoln High School, is currently working on his. “I’m constructing a playground for my church, Crouse United Methodist,” Heafner said. “I also…

Hog Happenin’ hits downtown

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Hog Happenin’ brings together two much-beloved worlds – barbecue and bikes. The two-day festival takes place in downtown Lincolnton, kicking off today at 6 p.m. “Lincolnton was the first to combine the animal with the mechanical,” said Jackie Casey, media liaison for the event. “I guess that’s our claim to…

Country-metal rocks festival

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The Lincolnton band, Low Willie, has a variety of musical influences – all of which can be identified by various accessories worn by band members. Randy Walker, lead singer and guitar player, wears a cowboy hat perched on top of his head with boots to match. Lead guitarist Ultra Dave…

Reading away the summer months

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Summer vacation marks the beginning of a very busy season for local libraries. On Tuesday alone, 600 people visited the library, a number of them kids ready to take on summer reading. Luckily, a new and improved computer system should help with the increased load, that is, when the librarians…

Around Town 6/1/2005

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COMPUTER USERS The Computer Users Group of Lincolnton will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln County Library. The program will be a PowerPoint presentation on using a photo editing program to crop and add special effects to digital pictures. Picasa.2, a free photo editing program online, will be…

Seniors sweep Silver Awards

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Lincoln County residents triumphed at the Silver Arts Awards celebration in Charlotte on May 10. Silver Arts, a division of the North Carolina Senior Games, celebrates talent in visual, heritage and literary arts. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games encompasses Lincoln and Gaston counties as well as Mecklenburg. In the literary arts…

Cruising with the Coast Guard

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While most kids his age are trying to find summer jobs, James Hollifield will be spending his summer vacation on a cruise ship. The Lincolnton native and 2004 East Lincoln High School graduate has recently graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I. and will be reporting to…

Art Deadline

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Pull out those paintbrushes! Sharpen that pencil! There’s only a few days left until the deadline for the annual art contest put on by the Lincoln Cultural Center and Lincoln Arts Council. Entries will be accepted this Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural…

Summer reading program ready to launch

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School may be over, but many Lincoln County children won’t put down the books this summer. The Lincoln County Library’s Summer Reading program kicked off Tuesday, said Stephanie Osborne, children’s assistant at the library. Kids can sign up anytime from Tuesday through to July 31, she said. The goal of…

Make that a perfect nine

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Kayla Berryhill achieved something this year that most students wouldn’t dare try. The eighth grade student at Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy has had perfect attendance all nine years of her education. “I just have never been sick,” said Berryhill. Sheila Berryhill, Kayla’s mother, credits her daughter’s good health to genetics,…