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East Lincoln bike path routes remain to be determined

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Bicyclists from across the region someday may be able safely to ride a series of paths encircling Lake Norman. However, where those paths may meander in east Lincoln County and what they look like exactly will depend in large part on the input of residents during forums like one being…

Recreation store marketing on three fronts

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Travis Bowers is the owner of Wind, Land and Water Sports. Above, he arranges Frisbee golf discs on display at his N.C. 16 location. Below, he places skateboard cruisers. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo After moving from Virginia Beach back to his home state of North Carolina, Travis Bowers thought…

Beard sets tone for Mustang batters

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DENVER — East Lincoln senior Randy Beard is having a career year and so too are his teammates. As a leadoff man, Beard is expected to get on and base and make things happen, but to Mustangs baseball head coach Chris Matile, he does more than just that. “Randy is…

Around Town 5/4/2009

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BLOOD DRIVE Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2:30-7 p.m. this afternoon in the church fellowship hall. All donors can enter a drawing for a cruise. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. TENT MEETING The Rev. Don Curtis…

Science Fair winners

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Church Briefs

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TENT MEETING The Rev. Don Curtis and the Rev. Shane Blair will speak 7 p.m. this evening through Monday at Reepsville Road near June Bug Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 263-1589 or (980) 429-6885. YARD SALE Spirit Life Praise and Worship Center, 1424 Wilma Sigmon Road, Lincolnton,…

Around Town 5/1/2009

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ECA TRIPS The Extension Community Association, an organization under the umbrella of Cooperative Extension, is sponsoring a bus tour May 11-13 to Charleston, S.C. The tour includes three plantations and gardens, a riverboat cruise, visit to the aquarium, a guided tour through Charleston and other specials. Tour cost includes bus,…

Survivor continues the fight

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Barbara Farnsworth, 61, received an unpleasant Christmas present in 2007. While she did her routine breast exam, she found something strange. “It was different than anything I had felt before,” Farnsworth said. She tried to put her worry from her mind. “A lot of it’s denial, I think,” Farnsworth said.…

Early detection key

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In 1985, Priscilla Wise was diagnosed with cancer. She was in her late 30s and had two young children at home. “They found a tumor,” she said. “(My doctor) felt 95 percent sure that it was colon cancer, and of course, it was a shock to hear. It’s a shock…

Denver resident takes cancer in stride

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Don Putnam has been involved with the East Lincoln Relay for Life since its inception more than a decade ago — shortly before he, himself, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. At the time, he was 69 years old. His grandfather and four aunts had died of cancer, and he knew…