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Around Town 4/16/2007

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RELAY FOR LIFE SHAG LESSONS If you don’t know how to Shag, this is an opportunity to learn the basic steps and help a good cause, too. During Relay for Life at East Lincoln High School on April 20, you can get a 30 – 45 minute dance lesson session…

Rousing start to new Farmers Market season

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market, 250 W. Water St., opened its season 7 a.m. Saturday with honey, baked goods, plants and produce. Only a few vendors were set up Saturday, but they saw a steady stream of customers. “We’re just about sold out,” said Diane Hawkins, owner of Diane’s Bakery.…

Karate Kid

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Career breakout just about to happen?

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Mariah Carey. Mary J. Blige. Jennifer E. Kemp? You may not know Jennifer E. Kemp’s name now, but she’s trying to change that. The Lincolnton native will soon release her debut album. It’s an accomplishment a lifetime in the making. Kemp was born in Georgia, but grew up here in…

Kids ‘Kamp’ out for after-school mentoring program held Tuesday afternoons

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Every Tuesday, a group of kids from Kiser Intermediate School gathers at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton for fun, food and valuable time with some caring mentors. The brainchild of Jerry Cochrane, Kamp Kiser is a place where kids who may benefit from an after-school mentoring program can get that…

Giving back to the community her passion

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Cathy Davis, executive director of Lincoln County’s United Way, has deep roots in her home county. Maybe that’s why she gives so much back. Although Davis grew up in the Startown Road community of Oak Grove, her father’s side of the family, the Goodsons, settled in an area of Boger…

Around Town 4/13/2007

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RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT CANCELED The Salem Baptist and Pisgah Meth teams had planned to have a Kids Relay at Pisgah for Saturday has been canceled. “FILL-THE-BOOT” The Lincolnton and Boger City firefighters will be conducting its 13th annual “Fill-the-Boot” fundraiser to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Saturday. The firefighters will be…

Left in the lurch, they aid their church

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(Top photo) Westside House of Prayer was supposed to be ready for services Easter Sunday, but just weeks away, it was nowhere near completion and minus the contractor who walked away from the job. (Below) Pastor Chris Randall and other church members have been doing the best they can to…

Hop! Hop! Hop!

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(Top photo) No, he’s not the March Hare, he’s the Easter Bunny and he was in downtown Lincolnton Saturday for the annual Bunny Hop contest around Courtsquare, which was won by Holly Burkey (below). Contributed…

Grand Openings

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(Above) Melamoose Scoops and Java, 119 E. Main St. celebrated its return to downtown Lincolnton with an April 4 grand opening. Joining to the left of Chamber of Commerce board president Jack Funk (wielding ceremonial scissors) are owners Nikki and Drew Ledbetter and Ledbetter’s grandmother, Sarah. (Below) Lincolnton mayor Bobby…