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UNC LICENSE PLATES Today is the last day the Lincolnton Lions Club will sell their limited edition 2009 NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship license plates. The $5 license plates may be purchased at the following locations: City Lunch in downtown Lincolnton; Heavenly Paws Grooming, 213 N. Aspen St.; Stroup’s Jewelers,…

Summer a time to read

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With school officially out, Lincoln County libraries will kick off summer reading Monday. “I just want people to know that it’s a free program, and if there’s something for free, why not take advantage of it?” said Stephanie Osborne, library associate. Be Creative at Your Library is geared to rising…

Barefoot honored by Historical Association

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The Lincoln County Historical Association has named an avid lover of history, ghosts and Lincoln County as its 2009 Heritage Award recipient. Dan Barefoot, a local lawyer and author of 12 history books, will be presented with the award at a ceremony 3 p.m. Sunday a the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

Ramsour’s Mill comes alive during celebration

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The Battle of Ramsour’s Mill Celebration will take place Saturday and Sunday at the battle site in Lincolnton. This is the first year the event is being organized by the Lincoln County Historic Properties Commission. In March, the county-paid position of the event’s former organizer was cut. Jason Harpe with…

Lady Knight senior wraps up 12-sport career

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Ask any of her numerous coaches, teachers, friends and family and they’ll tell you that Sweden Patterson doesn’t know the meaning of giving up. She’s a fighter, an aggressive go-getter if you will. “Sweden is very determined. If she gets something in her head, she’s going to…

Developers face fines with bond expired

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Developers for Burton Creek -— a 385-home subdivision proposed in Denver — are racking up thousands of dollars in fines as they try to renegotiate an expired $500,000 bond required in case nearby lakeside residents’ coves fill in with silt. County Manager George Wood told the Times-News Thursday that the…

Community Calendar

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DABA cruise The Denver Area Business Association and Tim Orell’s Outdoor is hosting a boat tour of Lake Norman from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on June 11. For more information and to reserve a spot, visit dabanc.org. Wayne’s Feast Waynes Second Friday feast will hold their next meeting at…

Around Town 6/10/2009

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FOOD ORDERS Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Church Road, will be taking Angel Food orders until 8:30 p.m. this evening and from 9:30 a.m. until noon Saturday. Orders will be distributed 10-11:30 a.m. June 20. Everyone is welcome to order. For more information, call (703) 735-8119. DIVORCECARE River View Baptist…

Bronze Award winners

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Counselor of the Year

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