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Campground offers variety to vacationers

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The rising cost of gasoline prices makes traveling long distances difficult for many vacationers. Cross Country Campground in Denver provides campers a place to get away from the stress of everyday life without having to break the bank. “The campground is located in a wooded area but we are just…

Ronald McDonald visits St. James

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Students at St. James Elementary in Denver look forward to a visit from Ronald McDonald at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The fast food mascot will perform in his own interactive program called “A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald.” The program will teach children important features of friendship and cooperation. He also…

Grand Opening

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Snow Surfing

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Marching in memory of Martin Luther King

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A crowd made of citizens old and young, black and white took to Lincolnton’s Main Street Monday to march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. In previous years, a parade was held on the holiday, but due to a lack of participation, organizers canceled it. Lincolnton High School’s marching…

Marching in memory of Martin Luther King

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A crowd made of citizens old and young, black and white took to Lincolnton’s Main Street Monday to march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. In previous years, a parade was held on the holiday, but due to a lack of participation, organizers canceled it. Lincolnton High School’s marching…

Youth remember King

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R.J. Lattimore from Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church (above) sings a selection at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Youth Program, which was held Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Below, members of New Providence Full Gospel Teen Choir take their turn on the stage. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Backyard buddies opens

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Artist transforms trash to treasure

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It has been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. For one local artist, that saying couldn’t be more true. Vickie Jo Franks, a Cleveland County folk artist, turns things others might dismiss as garbage into art. “It’s all recycled things,” Franks said of her materials-of-choice. Franks makes…

Officials view preliminary plans for N.C. 150

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Planning officials from Lincolnton, Cherryville and Lincoln and Gaston counties met recently to discuss very preliminary plans for changes to N.C. 150, and the public will have an opportunity to weigh in soon as well. Bill Duston of Centralina Council of Governments facilitated the meeting, helping city and county officials…