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Plant celebrates with safety dance

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The basement at Delta Apparel in Maiden came alive Wednesday night with dancing, smiles and laughter. The textile plant held their annual safety celebration to recognize 17 years that there has not been a medical accident in which an employee left the facility for treatment. This year also marks three…

Harvest Presbyterian teaches the basics at Vacation Bible School

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Kids celebrate reading with annual Park Day

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Carefree kids darted through a spray of water shooting from an open fire hydrant, slurped ice cream and flipped through stacks of books Thursday during a program designed to reward them for reading. Park Day, put on by the Lincoln County Public Library and co-sponsored by Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and…

Clay Creations

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Joyce Kistler creates a bowl during a workshop hosted by the Lincoln County Senior Center and the Lincoln Arts Council. Gary Lee, owner of Rising Sun Pottery, instructed area seniors on how to make pottery. Their works will be on display in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center in…

Official questions future of `Villages` subdivision plan

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What was to be the largest subdivision for Lincoln County seems to not be in the plans anymore. The Villages at Denver, which was to include 710 homes, has been on hold since August 2001. “It looks like the plans are pretty much dead,” said Randy Hawkins, Lincoln County’s zoning…

Lake Calendar

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LAKE NORMAN ORCHESTRA The Lake Norman Orchestra, not-for-profit, are recruiting musicians from teenagers to senior citizens. The orchestra would like to double it current group of 50 members. All positions are available and welcome but we have a special need for strings and percussion. The orchestra performs music from Pops…

Summer Soccer

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Kameron Reynolds practices maneuvers during the soccer clinic being held this week at Betty G. Ross Park. The clinic, coached by Tim Harris, is sponsored by the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Lake catch breaks state fish record

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The largest-recorded blue catfish ever caught in the state of North Carolina was pulled from Lake Norman on June 19 by Joel Lineberger of Long Island, N.C. The record-breaking catch weighed-in at 85 pounds, with a 51.25-inch length and a 35.5-inch girth. Lineberger caught the blue catfish with a white…

East Lincoln speedway promoters stepping down for health reasons

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Ernie and Boyd Knight, promoters for the East Lincoln Motor Speedway, will be stepping down at the end of the racing season in October. The couple who have been at the track for nine years say Boyd’s health is declining. “Boyd is diabetic, has lost a lot of weight and…

The Meeting Of Souls

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Families preparing for Rock Springs event The 175th Rock Springs Camp meeting is heating up. Many people can be seen cleaning out their tents, knocking down cobwebs, and putting up decorations. Families will soon gather for good food, services and good friends. Frances Crooks, of Denver and her two grandchildren…