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Local band’s shaggin’ song released

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Some people probably dream of bringing a piece of Myrtle Beach home to Lincoln County. But there’s a group of guys who’ve taken a bit of Lincoln County to Myrtle Beach. The Ocean Blvd. Band, whose members hail from both Lincoln and Cleveland counties, recently released an original song entitled…

Around Town 11/30/2007

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HOLIDAY COOKING A discussion and demonstration of holiday cooking will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at Gaston College, Lincoln Campus at 511 S. Aspen St. The discussion will focus on ways to enjoy holiday desserts without gaining weight. Examples and information on low…

Cat Square mayor nominees announced

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Being honorary mayor of the Cat Square Christmas Parade comes with one major responsibility – riding on a float. After waving to the crowd and throwing candy, the mayor’s duties are completed. Candidates for the 2007 mayors were nominated Nov. 24. Voting will take place Saturday at the Cat Square…

Former superintendent now dedicated to community, family

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Harry Huss lives with a simple philosophy in mind: Life is short. The Crouse native has certainly made the most of his, from community involvement to teaching Sunday school for the past 61 years. Huss’ role as an educator has been one of his most important ones. He attended Lenoir-Rhyne…

Painting the cat now a tradition

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In the dead of night on the evening of the 1983 Cat Square Christmas Parade, four individuals stole onto Cat Square Road. There, they spray painted a cat face inside a square. “It was done on a whim,” said Quita Biggerstaff, who is responsible for the spray painting of the…

Donated book honors memory

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Board members staying true to their high schools

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(Left) Fred Jarrett, school board member and 1971 graduate of Lincolnton, was a running back and defensive back on the LHS football team during high school. He will be rooting for the Wolves tonight, and hopes they’ll be “on the road to Raleigh” next week. (Right) Carl Robinson, school board…

Golden service

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Fifth-graders hear symphony

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For at least 30 years, Lincoln County fifth-graders have heard a preview of the North Carolina Symphony the morning before the public performance. Fifth-graders continued the tradition Thursday at the Citizens’ Center in downtown Lincolnton. Rena Summerlin, music teacher at St. James Elementary, said the fifth-graders study the symphony in…

Blue Chip winner reaps reward from risk

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Marta Carlson is a fighter and a winner. She fought for her struggling business and won an award for overcoming adversity to find success. Carlson, owner of Paradise Gardens Garden Center and Landscape in Denver, was named the winner of the 2007 Greater Lake Norman Blue Chip Community Business Award,…