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Around Town 5/15/2009

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BIBLE BEE Today is the last day to enroll in the 2009 National Bible Bee Competition. The National Bible Bee starts locally at Harvest Church in Lincolnton with national qualifiers competing in Washington, D.C. in November. Area youth ages 7-18 interested in participating should sign up now. Contact Jerri Ballard…

Household of six adds two more

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The addition of two tiny members to the six-person Sears household has caused the family’s minivan to become obsolete. “Now I’ve got a little bus,” said Doris Sears, the mother. “I can tote everyone around.” The Sears’ three-bedroom household includes Doris and her husband, John, their two biological daughters Elizabeth,…

WLHS hosts wrestling

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Wrestlers will take to the ring for a good cause Friday night at West Lincoln High School. “We’re looking for a sell-out,” said Rikki Nelson, promoter of the event. Mid-Atlantic Championship of Wrestling “Night of Champions 2” will take place 8 p.m. Friday at West Lincoln High School. Doors open…

Staff and residents celebrate National Nursing Home Week

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Area nursing homes celebrated their residents and staff during National Nursing Home Week. David Black, mayor of Lincolnton, read a proclamation Monday at the Brian Center. He urged every citizen to honor the elderly. “Residents of nursing homes, many of them are a living history of our community,” he said.…

50th anniversary

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Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Strawberry Festival The annual Strawberry Festival is scheduled is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at East Lincoln High School off N.C. 73. The festival will feature vendors, music, a 5K race and dog show. Interested vendors can call (828) 461-2243. For more information on the…

Around Town 5/13/2009

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TENT REVIVAL Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville, will have a tent revival 7 p.m. tonight through Friday. Brother John O’Malley will preach each evening. For more information, call (704) 445-8420 or visit www.gospelwayonline.org. SUNRISE ROTARY The Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club will meet 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at…

Ribbon cut

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Hitting the mark

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Bankrupt Crescent could affect lots of east Lincoln acreage

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If Charlotte-based Crescent Resources files for bankruptcy, the move may affect thousands of acres in and around east Lincoln County eyed for potential development someday — although exactly how could be anyone’s guess. Duke Energy Chief Financial Officer David Hauser dropped a bombshell last week when he told the Charlotte…