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Around Town 2/2/2007

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SUNDAY LUNCH Crouse United Methodist Church, located at N.C. 150 W in Crouse, will hold a Sunday lunch in the fellowship hall from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.. Proceeds go toward the building fund. The menu includes country-style steak, slaw, green beans, mashed potatoes and rolls. The event is catered…

Soldier marries sweetheart in a hurry

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Caroline Holland and Jeffry Wilson planned to be married last June when Woodmill Winery would be full of grapes and green leaves. But the United States government had other plans. Wilson, who first left for Iraq three years ago, learned his June leave was canceled. While a wedding in January…

Remembering ECA’s history

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The Extension Community Association, also known as the Tomato Club and also known as the Extension Homemakers, has gone through its share of name changes over the decades, but one thing has remained the same: the group’s commitment to service. Modern-day Lincoln County members are currently taking time documenting the…

Around Town 1/31/2007

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DIVORCE CARE Boger City United Methodist Church will begin a Divorce Care Group starting Feb. 5 that will meet 6:30 – 8 p.m. Divorce Care is a national program to help individuals who are going through separation or divorce. Each week for 8 weeks there will be a brief video…

Regis and Kelly name Lake Norman child a contestant in beautiful baby competition

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Some people say that all babies are beautiful. But only the most beautiful ones get to be on TV. Allison Stannard and her husband Charles, who moved from Cornwall, N.Y. to Lincolnton in October, are the proud parents of one of those babies, a bouncing 11-month-old boy named C.J. “When…

Poster a roaring success

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Sally’s Y one step closer to reality

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Through a moment of tragedy comes triumph. Members of the east Lincoln community recently saw that saying manifest itself as they got a sneak peek at the future East Lincoln YMCA. Named after Sally Clark, a 19-year-old killed in an auto accident in 2004 in Huntersville, Sally’s Y is dedicated…

Cowan’s Ford remembered

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Feb. 1, 1781, was a cold, damp and rainy day. It was also the day that the area that would become eastern Lincoln County would be forever remembered in history books as the Battle of Cowan‘s Ford. More than 2,500 British soldiers under the leadership of Gen. Charles Cornwallis were…

Hot-diggety, dog-diggety, The Hottest Dog is here

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Manufacturer. Stock car driver. And now hot dog man. It seems whatever endeavor Brian Pannone undertakes, it’s always a success. Especially hot dog man. “Awesome,” said Pannone of his newly-opened restaurant, The Hottest Dog, located in the Harris-Teeter shopping plaza, Waterside Crossing, located at the junction of N.C. 16/73, Denver.…

Rhyne named a Super Lawyers 2007 selection

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Johnathan L. Rhyne, Jr., of Lincolnton, has been included in this year’s North Carolina Super Lawyers selection; Super Lawyers 2007 is a publication of “Law & Politics” and is published annually. Rhyne, a 1977 graduate of Davidson College and 1981 graduate of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at…