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A night everyone can “bank” on

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The excitement of this past weekend’s East Lincoln Relay for Life – held April 7 and 8 at East Lincoln High School – actually started Thursday night at Peoples Bank at N.C. 16/73 in Denver. Team captains from 36 teams showed up at the bank, bringing what was raised in…

Enjoying the East Lincoln Relay

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While cut short due to Mother Nature, about 10,000 people turned out to East Lincoln High School Friday night for the eighth annual East Lincoln Relay for Life. During the beginning of the survivor’s lap, cancer survivor Earl Cloninger takes a moment to say “hi.” Members of the Rhonda Martin…

Around Town 4/12/2006

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MEETING CANCELLED The Gaston Hospice Fresh Start Group that meets the third Saturday of every month will not meet this month because of the Easter holiday. EGG HUNT The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring its 59th annual egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Betty G.…

Festival hopes to bridge cultural gap

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The Festival of Hope will have all the makings of a good time – music, international food, story tellers and, of course, piсatas. “You can’t have a party without piсatas,” said the Rev. Mel Burton, a board member with the Multicultural Center of Hope. The event will be held April…

I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree

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Internation Festival

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It’s a small world, after all, as these students of Ms. Thompson (left) and Ms. Willis, learn to dance the hula in the Hawaii room during Friday’s International Festival, which was held at the Lincoln Park Head Start Center. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Classmates look on as Sophia Kilpatrick…

Child Safety

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Pitching it, cleaning up

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Rotary Auction

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Rachel Hopson, a ninth-grade cheerleader at East Lincoln High School displayed a children’s shopping cart and some toys during this past weekend’s 14th annual Rotary Auction. Chris Dean / LTN Photo The annual Rotary Auction is always an fun yet intense event and this year was no exception. Helping were…

City Hall Dedication

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City Manager Jeff Emory was one of several speakers Sunday at the dedication of the new City Hall/Fire Department complex. Chris Dean, Steve Steiner / LTN Photo Prior to the start of Sunday’s festivities, Lincolnton Mayor Bobby Huitt spent a few minutes with Police Chief H.D. Abernathy and Captain D.E.…