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Southern Spirits — Barefoot tells ghostly tales

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Dan Barefoot says he cannot prove that ghosts exist but he believes there are forces at work in science that cannot be explained. With his recent release of his ninth book, Barefoot wrote some haunted tales just in time for Halloween. The book entitled, “Haunted Halls of Ivy: Ghosts of…

Kelly Paris — Vocal law enforcement

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Kelly Paris made his singing debut with a rendition of “Jesus Loves Me.” That was for his aunt’s wedding. He was 3 years old. Now Paris, a deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, is spending up to two weekends a month in Nashville working on his budding solo career.…

Fire Safety

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(Top) G.L. Styers with the Charlotte Fire Department shows Tina Rash’s class from Battleground Elementary School how Manly the dog can sniff out flammable substances. (Bottom) Jonah Stroup climbs into a North 321 fire truck while his classmates watch. The activities were part of the county’s fire safety fair held…

Kiser named to study panel

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Lincoln County Rep. Joe Kiser was named by House Speaker Richard Morgan to the legislative Study Commission on a 21 Century Revenue System. Kiser was appointed as one of six House members on the commission. “Joe did excellent work last session on the House Appropriations Committee as the Justice and…

50th Anniversary

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Denver Days

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The crowd was alive Friday night as children and adults shagged to the music of the Tams, a beach music group from Atlanta, Ga. People clapped and waved their hands as the beach music put smiles on everyone’s faces. The second annual Denver Days Fall festival pulled in a large…

Lake Calendar

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MARINE COMMISSION The Lake Norman Marine Commission will meet 7 p.m. Oct 11, at the Cornelius Town Hall. It has moved from the Mooresville Municipal Building due to construction. CROPWALK The 2004 East Lincoln Area Crop Walk, sponsored by East Lincoln Christian Ministries will be held Sunday, Oct. 10 at…

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.…