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Around Town 5/26/2006

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POOL OPENING The Lincolnton Recreation Pool located at Betty G. Ross Park will have a pre-season opening this coming weekend and Memorial Day. it will open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pool admission…

Teacher with Lincolnton roots named Excellence In Teaching Award winner

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Not content merely to implement successful teaching methods, Laurie Lyda was recently recognized by Catawba Valley Community College as an Excellence In Teaching Award winner for her willingness to invent new techniques to inspire her students. She is the daughter of Lincolnton residents James and Debby Lyda. “I’m drawn to…

Hundreds turn out for ESC job fair

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Nancy Blagg, 49, and her friend, Diane Habdas, 58, aren’t your typical job seekers. Besides middle age, both have vast experience in the field of customer service and both are looking for work. Blagg has been looking for some time, while Habdas just re-entered the job market. “The biggest obstacle…

Winning big with Bob

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They were the words she had waited over 30 years to hear: “Elizabeth Peeler, come on down! You’re the next contestant on the Price is Right.” Her heart starting pounding. Beside her, Peeler’s daughter and daughter-in-law jumped up in excitement. “Libbie” Peeler, as the west Lincoln woman is better known,…

Family business dishes up favorites

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For many, a family business is just business. For Maisie Wallace, however, it is a cherished piece of family history. Her restaurant, Kountry Kubbard, has served the west Lincoln area for 23 years and has earned itself many loyal customers. “I appreciate the public around here and everybody for supporting…

Ponds, plants and so much more at Ginger’s Pond and Garden

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If you’re looking for paradise, or at least a very good imitation, Ginger’s Pond and Garden in Lawndale comes pretty close. Since May 2001, Ginger Smith has been cultivating a unique business, fertilizing it with her passion for plants and ponds. She and her husband, Leon, spent about a year…

Visiting Amish country

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New development coming to N.C. 73?

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A public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, for a conditional use rezoning to permit a 86,991-square-foot shopping center. According to Lincoln County zoning administrator Randy Hawkins, the project is located next to the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter. The site plan contains two anchor stores – one 24,000-square-feet…

New murals at Denver church

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More than 15 members of Denver United Methodist Church on N.C. 16 donated their time and talents from November to Palm Sunday to paint murals in the downstairs area of the church. According to church member and children ministries director Cynthia Hall, she wanted to do something special to make…

Kids Day

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Atkinson Family Chiropractic on N.C. 16, Denver, commemorated Kids Day Chiropractic America/International Saturday with a celebration at its office. (Top left photo) People with the Martial Arts Training Institute (MATI) perform a demonstration for the crowd. (Top right photo) Dr. Devin Atkinson gives a spinal screening to Crystal Hidalgo. (Bottom…