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Reunion

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(Top photo, from left) Nancy Guilliams, Bobby Joe Weems, Susimaye Inmane, Rubilee Craig and Nell Schur, all of Texas and all descendents of Revolutionary War soldier Adam Reep, were on hand for the 16th national Reep family reunion, which took place besides Daniels Reformed Church on Reepsville Road. (Above) Other…

Jennifer Dellinger in Munich studying children`s literature

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BOONE — Eight students in the master of library science degree program at Appalachian State University are in Munich, Germany, studying at the International Youth Library. This is the second year that Appalachian has offered the study abroad course “International Youth Library Research,” which is hosted by the International Youth…

Beekeeping is a “honey” of a hobby

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Ten years ago, high school teacher Michael Townsley searched for a hobby to supplement his income in the summertime. With the help of his brother-in-law, an Arkansas bee inspector, Townsley found a perfect match in beekeeping. He now works with bees on his property and numerous farms in west Lincoln.…

Bowling league right up these seniors’ alley

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For two hours twice per week, Striker’s Lanes and Lounge becomes a gathering place for active senior citizens who visit with each other, eat and bowl. Helen Shaw, one of the organizers of the league, said the Thursday league has about 40 bowlers which split into 10 teams of four…

Around Town 7/7/2006

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. The guest speaker will be Darrell Harkey. FUNDRAISER The West Lincoln Rockets U.S.S.A baseball team will host a fundraiser beginning 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart shopping center.…

Campers get a taste what it is like to be in the media

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The campers at YMCA day camp Seven Springs at St. James Elementary School and Camp Creekside at the Lincolnton YMCA learned the ins and outs of the media. This week’s camp theme “Extra, Extra Read All About It” had the children making magazine collages, performing news broadcasts, writing articles and…

Bowling alley gets new owners and name

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Lincoln County native Reggie Mull and business partner Jason Ingle are hoping their first-time venture as bowling alley owners “strikes” it big. They took ownership of the old Town and Country Bowling Alley about five weeks ago, changing the name to Striker’s Lanes and Lounge. Mull used to hang out…

Now on to grade school!

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Pageant contestants

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Karena Elizabeth-Grace was crowned Wee Miss Fourth of July in the 4- to 5-year-old category in the Miss Gastonia Scholarship fund. Her sister, Kinsely Aliza-Greer Freeman was a runner-up in the Bitsy Miss Fourth of July in the 0 – 18-months-old category. Both are the daughters of Greg and Dawn…

50th Anniversary

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Dale and Ramona Ballard Hinkle celebrated their 50th anniversary in Raleigh June 23. The couple was married in 1956 at Asbury United Methodist Church, where they are still members. Dale is retired from Bernhardt Furniture in Shelby. Ramona retired from Duke Energy in Charlotte. Their children are Amy Puckett and…