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Around Town 12/1/2006

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DEMOCRAT PARTY Friends of the Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a reception on Monday, Dec. 4 after the swearing in of Tim Daugherty and other newly elected officials including the register of deeds, Elaine Harmon, and District Attorney, Rick Shaffer. The swearing in will take pace at the James…

Success in business, helping less fortunate

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A Lincolnton business is getting in the Christmas spirit through something it does on an annual basis. Roger Calhoun, owner of Auto Body Solutions of North Carolina on Horseshoe Lake Road is gearing up for another bicycle drive. Last year, nearly 60 bicycles were handed out to children in Lincoln…

Christmas comes very early to one eager Lincolnton home

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At Charlie Tipton’s house, it begins to look a lot like Christmas the last week of September. “What’s really funny is watching the trick or treaters come up the sidewalk,” Tipton said. Long before Halloween, Tipton, who is minister of music at Covenant Bible Church, has decked the halls of…

Around Town 7/24/2006

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MEETING The LaLeche League will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln County Health Department. This month’s discussion is overcoming barriers in breast-feeding. The meeting is open to all pregnant and breast-feeding women and their toddlers and babies. LaLeche League meets every fourth Thursday of the month at the…

Competing nationally

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Local athletes from Twist and Tuck Power Tumbling competed in the Junior Olympic National Gymnastic Competition held in Schaumburg, Ill. July 8-15. These athletes hold state, regional and national titles. They are trained by coaches by Rick (above right) and Renee Moody (above left). The athletes are (from left to…

Private club to open at the site of former Rock Garden

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Ralph Rudisill knew he was taking a gamble when he opened Zipper’s Restaurant and Lounge. Now, three years and one successful business later, Rudisill is ready to roll the dice again. On Aug. 5, Rudisill will open the doors on his new venture, Zipper’s Private Club and Sports Bar. It…

Local earns Chapter of the Year Award

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Lincoln County School Nutrition Association members attended the School Nutrition Association of North Carolina’s Annual Conference held in Greensboro. The conference theme was “Riding Waves of Change.” One of the highlights of the conference was the announcement of the State’s Chapter of the Year Award recipient. Jenny Bridges, Lincoln County…

Girl Scouts achieving

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Couple celebrates birthday, recounts their past at Belk

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Belk Department Store has seen a lot of changes during its time in Lincolnton, but one thing has remained constant — Bill and Mozelle Shidal. The couple, who have been married for 62 years, met as employees at the store and have continued their relationship with the Belk store ever…