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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 6/8/2009

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WEBBS CHAPEL VBS Webbs Chapel Baptist Church, 3051 Gaston Webbs Chapel Road, Lincolnton, will have Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight through Friday. Bible School will conclude Friday with Family Night. For more information, call (704) 732-2508. COALITION MEETING The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. tonight at…

Church Briefs

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GOSPEL SINGING Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton, will have a gospel singing 7 p.m. Saturday. The Parables of Christ from Conover will be the featured group. Everyone is welcome to attend. CEDAR GROVE HOURS Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, 261 Cedar Grove Church Road, Vale, will change to summer…

Around Town 6/5/2009

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THE PURPLE SHOE The Purple Shoe Thrift Store, 214 E. Main St., Lincolnton, will have a Fill the Bag for $5 Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Customers will have the opportunity to fill the provided brown bag with clothing items.…

State poster contest winner combines love of animals, art

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A 9-year-old Lincolnton boy has won the North Carolina Endangered Species Poster Competition for the second year in a row. Kobe Goldin, who is home-schooled, won the state contest for his age division both this year and in 2008. The year before he received an honorable mention. “I’m nuts for…

Dogwood Queen promotes organ donor awareness

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The 2009 Carolina Dogwood Queen has a close personal connection to her organ-donor awareness platform. Laura Page, 24, was a close family friend of the Reddings when they lost their daughter, Sadie, in a car wreck in 2007. One year later, she read a story about Sadie’s death in a…

YMCA’s Denver camp searching for a site, but will open June 15

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Lincoln County Family YMCA’s Denver summer camp will no longer take place at St. James Elementary School. “We’re still running it, but we’re searching for another site,” said Julie Foreman, senior family services director. All Lincoln County Schools’ buildings will be closed on Fridays during the summer to save money.…

Lincoln County soldiers first to fire Excalibur precision artillery round

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SGT. ROBERT JORDAN Special to the LTN ———————————— BAGHDAD — North Carolina Guardsmen of Battery A, 113th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, became the first National Guard crew to fire an Excalibur precision artillery round in Iraq at Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, May 21. The…