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Lake Norman liner chartered for laughter

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Everyone knows Lake Norman is great for fishing, swimming or jet skiing. Soon it could be known for something else: laughter. The maiden voyage of the Lake Norman Laugh Liner is slated for Friday. The comedy cruise, designed for use by corporate or private groups, could soon change the definition…

Around Town 10/8/2007

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SENIOR FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Monthly Feast, scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. The cost is $6 a person and includes tip. Dr. Amanda Barker will be the guest speaker. This is a monthly feast and is open…

Speed racer

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Foothills Fresh earns recognition

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Foothills Fresh, a cooperative extension program, was recognized by the North Carolina Fruits and Veggies Nutrition Coalition for its efforts in promoting better health for all North Carolinians. Foothills Fresh helps farmers market fresh produce, farm products and agricultural tourism. The coalition presented it with the Gold Star Award. Accepting…

50th anniversary

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Two pilots fly planes they built

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The Wright Brothers may have been the first to fly a plane, but they aren’t the only pilots who have soared to new heights in North Carolina. They did it at the Outer Banks. Hal Schwab and Larry Latshaw are doing it right here in Lincoln County. Both Schwab and…

International fest displays multicultural taste

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What began as a rainy day turned bright and sunny for the ninth annual International Festival, sponsored by Centro Contacto Latino and the South Fork Baptist Association and held at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. “Despite the rain, we’re going,” said Cesi Penate, one of the festival’s organizers. The festival…

Officer wins top honor

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Fooling around with nunchucks from time to time and doing his job landed Sgt. William Vaughn an award for police officer of the year for North Carolina presented by the Universal Martial Arts Association. The 39-year-old, in charge of Lincolnton’s patrol division, accepted the award Sept. 29 with a handful…

Around Town 10/5/2007

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HOMECOMING First Christian Church, 735 Buffalo Shoals Road, will have homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. Please bring a covered dish item. Everyone is welcome. YARD SALE/FISH FRY Women Ministries of Reconciliation will sponsor the second annual Fall Yard Sale/Fish Fry beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at 445 Rhodes St., Lincolnton.…

Bikers visit country’s corners

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After traveling 18 days to all four corners of the United States, Barney Powell celebrated his 50th birthday by arriving safely at his west Lincoln home where he was surrounded by family. “I cry when I’m happy, and I cry when I’m sad, and I couldn’t do nothing but cry,”…