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Kids unleash creativity at LTG’s drama camp

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The campers at the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s annual drama camp are full of surprises. Some could barely be heard on the first day of camp. Now, they’re the stars. “In the end, they surprise you. They can steal the show,” said Melissa Rhomey, 18, a play director at the camp.…

Athlete travels to Australia

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Lincolnton High School track and football star Rashad Thompson, 17, sold candy, solicited donations and even helped organize a talent show in order to participate in the 20th anniversary of the Down Under Sports Tournament. Thompson ran track in the tournament, which took place June 26 to July 6 in…

2009 LEDA Art Invitational focuses on photographers

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Lincoln County photographers will be showing a new perspective on ordinary subjects at the 2009 Lincoln Economic Development Association Art Invitational. Photographers Bill Gleasner and J.J. Tindall are now on display. The next installment will feature six photographers — Karen Banker, Joseph Brymer, Seth Mabry, Ron McCann, Ari Miller and…

Karate school expands teen program

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With the recent expansion of his martial arts facility, Maurice Moore, wants to give troubled youth a chance to better themselves by becoming more involved in their local community. After starting his mentoring program, Teen Reach, in 1994, Moore said he knew there was so much he could do to…

NC DOT gives green light to new stoplight

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Drivers may eventually see some relief at the intersection of St. James Church Road and N.C. 16. Bo Moore, chairman of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee, has announced that the N.C. Department of Transportation, or DOT, is in the process of developing a turn lane and possible…

Slight delay for opening of NC 16 leg

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The opening of the first section of the new N.C. 16 — from N.C. 73 to Optimist Club Road — will be delayed one more week. Blythe Construction, based out of Charlotte, is overseeing the $28.8 million project that will run all the way into Catawba County. Communications manager Sandy…

Denver prepares for national jet-ski event

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Jet-ski racers will be hitting the waves this weekend in Lincoln County. More than 1,000 people, including 200 racers, are expected to descend onto Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver for the American Power Boat Association’s fifth stop of the 2009 Hydro-Turf Watercross National Tour, a six-event, 11-race series that kicked…

Around Town 7/22/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE…

Verizon Wireless opens new Lincolnton store

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Verizon Wireless has opened a new store in Lincolnton. Verizon is the largest wireless carrier in the United States with 86.6 million customers. The Lincolnton store carries more than 30 phones, a variety of calling plans and phone accessories. Spanish-speaking employees work at the store. Customers can pay their bills…

Around Town 7/20/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE…