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Hail blessing, curse for auto-related businesses

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A Mother’s Day’s hail storm turned out to be a blessing for one Lincoln County business owner while a curse for another. John Rosenbaum, president of Auto Sports By The Lake, estimated $2 million in high-end vehicles received numerous dents and cracked windows from the storm. “All but one car…

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…

Around Town 5/22/2006

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FISH FRY A fish and chicken fry will take place Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. in the North Lincoln High School lobby. Plates are $7 and proceeds go to the North Lincoln High School Band. OPEN HOUSE A rededication and open house of the new chapel and newly renovated Ebony &…

Fit Families

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(Left photo) Bobbie Long (left) checks the blood sugar levels of Betty Sides and talks to her about Type 2 diabetes. The free screening was just one of many health-related offerings held at the Fit Families for Life celebration held Saturday at the YMCA. (Left photo) Jake Little (left) has…

Ready for the EOGs

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Around Town 5/19/2006

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LUNCHEON McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. will have a luncheon Sunday from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The menu is chicken pie, baked ham, vegetables, salads, homemade biscuits and desserts. Take out orders are available. Donations will be accepted for the Building Fund. For more information, call (704) 735-4062. HEALTH…

Weebles the Clown clowns around

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The birth of Weebles the Clown began with an inability to juggle. A co-worker at Lincoln Medical Center gave Mollie Taylor her first set of juggling balls. She quickly learned she lacked standard hand-eye coordination. “This is the one thing I ran across in my life that I didn’t think…

Ministry comforts women

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Women of all ages, races and backgrounds come. Some have marriages that have gone sour. Others are still recovering from past molestation or rape. Still others are simply searching for faith. They all have something they need to say and a place to say it. “We meet once a month,…

Kitten population grows, homes needed

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With spring in full swing, Lincoln County’s cat population has started to rapidly grow. Many of these cats have found themselves at the county animal shelter. “These animals deserve a second chance,” said Keith Poovey, the shelter’s supervisor. “I get mad at people for dumping them here.” Cats and dogs…

Lincolnton couple has a surprising new visitor

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Bob and Linda Buff of Lincolnton received a strange call from their neighbor Monday. “Do you have a peacock?” they were asked. Nope, they sure didn’t. “Well, you do now,” the neighbor replied. Sure enough, the couple went outside, and there, eating cat food on their front porch, was an…