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The Denver Area Business Association recently held the 18th annual Fireworks and Music Spectacular with Texas native Mark Chesnutt headlining the event at East Lincoln High School. Other festivities included food, vendor booths, kids activities, live music and the fireworks.

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Nothing says summer fun like a backyard barbecue so invite your friends and family over, fire up the grill, soak up the sun and indulge in festive dishes until it’s time for the fireworks to pop off this Fourth of July.

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DENVER – This year marks the 10th Annual Westport Fourth of July Parade and the eighth year veterans will be honored by leading the way in a convertible – fire trucks, the North Lincoln High School Band and people on decked-out floats, golf carts and bikes follow. Parade patrons stand by wit…

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LINCOLNTON – This year’s showing of “Thunder Over Carolina” performed by the Lincoln Theatre Guild debuted earlier this month, and people have packed into the Cultural Center to see the show. But before the annual historical drama hit the stage for a second year, those involved looked at way…

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DENVER – The recently restored Mundy House on N.C. 16 in Denver, home of the History Center of Eastern Lincoln County, is featuring an extensive display of baskets woven by local residents.

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DENVER – German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche believed that “Life without music would be a mistake.” Echoing that sentiment, members of the Denver-based East Lincoln Community Chorus have maintained that “Life without music would B flat.”

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LINCOLNTON – For the second year in a row, the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill is being brought to life through “Thunder Over Carolina,” a play performed with 44 cast members. The original battle took place June 20, 1780, and many descendants of those involved in the battle will be in the audience …

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DENVER – From cold, crisp and slightly fruity Kolsches to dark hoppy IPAs, the beer lovers behind the bar at Joey’s Fine Food and Pizza pride themselves on their 36-tap beer selection. General Manager Chris Naue said each beer has been carefully chosen, and many are sourced within a 20-mile …

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With warmer weather finally here to stay and Memorial Day right around the corner, that means summer will be here before we know it. The last day of school is June 8, and there are a number of camps in the area to keep kids occupied during the break.

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13, and there are number of celebrations occuring in the Lake Norman area. Whether she prefers bonding over brunch or taking the family fun outdoors, there are festivities going on for nearly every mom throughout the weekend. 

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MAIDEN – One the first and third Friday each month the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club hosts free viewings using 30 different telescopes – including the fifth largest in the state – at the Lucile Miller Observatory on the Maiden Middle School campus.

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LINCOLNTON – Lincolnton’s annual Food, Wine & Brew festival attracted people in droves the last weekend in April, which showed signs of summer with clear skies and a warm breeze. Dozens queued up to try sweet wines, chow down on food truck eats and taste local brews all afternoon. 

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DENVER – John Sullivan and Friends, led by Denver resident John Sullivan, has been together for about a year, and their spring/summer schedule is already packed with gigs. Herald Citizen caught up with Sullivan to learn more about band’s style and how it’s evolved. Here are edited excerpts f…

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Family clans with roots in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, along with thousands of others from throughout the Piedmont and beyond, found common ground on the acreage at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville during the 25th annual Loch Norman Games. The two-day extravaganza saluted ever…

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CATAWBA – “Angel Eyes” artists Love and Theft and Lincolnton native Kelby Costner rocked the stage April 14 for the Bandys High School fundraiser concert Rockin' the Farm. Event organizer Ronnie Caldwell estimates more than 2,000 people showed up, though final numbers are still rolling in. T…

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LINCOLNTON – Last year more than 100 people plopped down on the pews at Machpelah Presbyterian Church and were transported back to the mid-1800s with The Rev. Robert Hall Morrison and Mary Graham Morrison as their guides. Given the success of last year’s program, the Lincoln County Historica…

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DENVER – Susan and Jim Cady came down to Lake Norman to enjoy their retirement, but couldn’t stay away from the business they loved for long – scooping ice cream. Lighthouse Station Ice Cream Parlor, off N.C. 16 near Westport, is celebrating 10 years in Denver, and it opened for the season m…

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Easter is this Sunday, which means many friends and family will gather around the table for ham, deviled eggs and other traditional foods. When it comes to dessert, options are wide open, so use this occasion to do something unexpected – whether you try something totally new or kick your usu…

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LINCOLNTON – Gallery 27 is hosting its inaugural “111: The Small Works Show” from April 21 to May 16 with an opening reception scheduled 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. 

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DENVER – Coffee is a part of many people’s daily ritual. It’s a way to relax, get a day going and offers a late afternoon pick-me-up. So finding a place to grab the good stuff is paramount for every coffee-lover. 

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The East Lincoln Community Chorus invites anyone who loves to sing to join rehearsals for the chorus’s  upcoming summer show “Movie Mania.” Rehearsals are from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver.  

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From art shows and pottery studios to the Pots on Parade display in downtown Lincolnton, the work of Catawba Valley Potters has been prominent in Lincoln County for almost 200 years, according to Steve Abee, who has made Catawba Valley Pottery for 25 years.

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 Whether you dye everything green or prefer more traditional Irish fare, there are a number of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 and channel the luck of the Irish through food. Denver Citizen spoke with Ben Sholiton, executive chef of The Foundry in Denver, for ideas. Here are …

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IRON STATION – Mike Berlage and his wife, Lisa, started AGJ Alpaca Haven and Produce Farm about three years ago. And though they still have their regular 9-to-5 jobs, running the farm has become a business venture of its own.

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DENVER –  While attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, author and Denver native M.C. Ashley gave the traditional route of publishing the old college try. But after sending hundreds of letters to agents with little to no response, Ashley and his colleague, John Erdely, took…

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The Denver Area Business Association will host its 18th annual Fireworks and Music Spectacular again this summer, and another big country name will take the stage. Last year country star Collin Raye performed for the crowd, and Ronnie Caldwell secured another Nashville name for this year.

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From azalea bushes to dogwood trees, North Carolina’s best flowers will soon start blooming for spring. And as the landscape comes to life and the weather warms up, spring and summer wedding season begins. To help couples take advantage of this season’s coruscating colors (we’re looking at y…

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Several wedding and bridal expos will be held over the next couple of months where recently engaged couples can check out local vendors, from caterers and wedding planners to photographers and dress designers. With only a few hours to meet dozens of vendors, how do you make the most of the a…

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The cost of attending a wedding can add up quickly – from buying a gift to the cost of transportation and hotel accommodations – especially if you’re traveling to a wedding out of town. So to make those going the extra mile feel more appreciated, some couples are swapping wedding favors for …

Denver Weekly

Registration for spring theater camps in the Lake Norman area is open, and though participants are there to hone their acting skills, some program directors say that’s only a small aspect of a…

Mooresville Weekly

MOORESVILLE – Artist Julie Payne’s work can be found throughout the Southeast. But if you look closely you may just stumble upon a Payne original around town. From her handcrafted mugs that si…

Denver Weekly

HGTV hit shows like “Flea Market Flip” and “Fixer Upper” helped popularize upcycling old furniture and opting for locally made home decor. Denver resident Flo Ward, owner of the online busines…

Denver Weekly

LINCOLN COUNTY – Whether your New Year’s resolution involves learning another skill or setting aside time for new experiences, consider getting involved in one these area arts groups or classes.

Denver Weekly

LINCOLNTON – With velvet seats and two trusty steeds leading the way, horse-drawn carriage rides have helped spread Christmas spirit throughout downtown Lincolnton for a number of holiday seasons.

Denver Weekly

LINCOLNTON – Photography enthusiasts in the region are urged to sharpen their focus and finalize their framing to prepare entries for the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s annual Amateur Photog…

Denver Weekly

LINCOLNTON – The annual Holiday Market sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County will be held 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the council’s headquarters, 403 E. Main St. 

Denver Weekly

LINCOLNTON – The United Way of Lincoln County held a Carolina Christmas Gala Friday, Dec. 1, and the event raised about $10,000.

Denver Weekly

DENVER – The East Lincoln Betterment Association holds the ninth annual Denver Christmas Parade at 12:15 p.m. Dec. 2, which goes along N.C. 16 from North Pilot Knob Road to Unity Church Road.

Denver Weekly

Christina Taylor is one of country music’s newest rising stars, having made her way onto CMT's Artist Discovery initiative and opened for artists like Keith Urban. Some of her songs like "Don'…

Denver Weekly

LINCOLNTON – With a night-walk, live performances and literature and arts on display, Lincolnton Culture Crawl is aimed to showcase regional arts in a festival-like atmosphere.

Denver Weekly

LINCOLNTON – Gallery 27 will be host a book signing with authors Gabby Johnson, John Hartness and Jordan Greene 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 9. Each author will read from their new books that will b…

Denver Weekly

DENVER – With a giant pirate ship boarded by skeletons in the front yard and spooky hooded figures lining the driveway, the Rudolph house appears to be decked out for the holidays. Step inside…

Denver Weekly

LINCOLNTON – For more than a decade, the Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has sold fresh, locally made Christmas wreaths for the holiday season. Order forms for this year’s batch will re…

Denver Weekly

LINCOLNTON – The Arts Council of Lincoln County (ACLC) is one of 170 organizations across North Carolina to participate in a statewide arts celebration to recognize the 50th anniversary of the…