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Farm famous for ice cream, produce

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The summer season may come with scorching temperatures and mosquitoes, but it comes with a little taste of heaven, too. Knob Creek Orchard and Creamery, which is located in Lawndale near the western edge of Lincoln County, offers customers that taste of heaven with its homegrown produce and homemade ice…

Young graduates

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Thanking the academy

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should rules be changed on Lake Norman requiring large charter boats to unload all unnecessary passengers and personnel while refueling? Brian Harris, Denver: “I would think so. Just because when the yacht exploded, even though it was tragic, it was lucky it was only one person that was killed.” Morrie…

Ready for kindergarten

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Coming Up

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n Red, White, Blue bash: There will be the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air at the Denver Area Business Association’s eighth annual Independence Day celebration on July 5. Gates open at 8:30 p.m. at East Lincoln High School. Parking is free. n Pigskin and pom-poms: Have a…

Ham radio operators to show off equipment

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Thousands of participants will be showing off their ham radios this weekend as a part of Amateur Radio Week. This annual event, called Field Day, will take place across the nation, giving the public a chance to meet and talk with amateur radio operators. Using only emergency power supplies, the…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Meeting on future of N.C. 16 Lincoln County planners will hold a community input meeting on the future plans for Business N.C. 16 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. July 17 at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will…

Community Foundation awards grants

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation recently awarded $4,000 in grants to four non-profit organizations in Lincolnton. The foundation, established in 2001, makes charitable gifts to the community with the help of donors. Affiliated with the Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas, the Lincoln County Community Foundation instills philanthropy, increases charitable giving…

Ocean Blvd. plays Thursday

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Last week, Ocean Blvd. Band’s original song, “Let’s Go Shaggin’ Tonight,” hit No. 1 on the charts at Myrtle Beach’s 94.9 The Surf for the second time. Soon, folks in Lincolnton will get a chance to hear the song live, as Ocean Blvd. Band is scheduled to perform Thursday at…