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Around Town 6/9/2006

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesdayat Ryan’s Steak House. BBQ SALE Unity Baptist Church, 820 E. Main St., Lincolnton, will offer barbecue for sale to the public on Saturday. Eat in or carry out, serving is scheduled…

Basketball scholarship awarded Lauren Armstrong

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Lauren Armstrong of Pumpkin Center Middle has been awarded a Kay Yow Basketball Camp Scholarship from Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation. She is the daughter of James and Julia Armstrong of Lincolnton. She was selected as a scholarship recipient as a result of her excellent application and essay on why she…

Hog Happenin’ barbecue cooking winners announced

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Winners of last weekend’s Hog Happenin’s barbecue competition were: Grand Champion – Swamp Sauce Smokers of Rockingham Reserve Champion – KP’s Cowboy Cookers of Spartanburg, S.C. Chicken First place – Big Mo and the Aho Outlaw BBQ of Blowing Rock Second Place – Swamp Sauce Smokers of Rockingham Third Place…

Groundbreaking, grand opening

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(Above) Ground was broken on the site where Advanced Physical Therapy Center will be building its new facility on N.C. 16, Denver. Accompanying owner Paul Anderson (sixth from left) are family members, friends and associates of the facility that plans on being open early November. (Below) Michelle Herring (third from…

The best way to beat the heat

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Since the start of summer vacation this week, children have made good use of the Lincolnton Recreation Pool’s extended hours. “It’s hot, and they like the water because it’s freezing,” said Tuesday Gash with the Country Club Children’s Academy. Located at Betty G. Ross Park, the public pool is open…

Library program makes reading fun

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School may be out, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put up the books. Meet the Summer Reading Program, available at all Lincoln County branch libraries. “Summer reading is really to encourage kids to keep reading all summer,” said Selina Keever, supervisor of the West Lincoln Branch Library. “If…

“God Rocks” area youth Sunday night at Denver UMC

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(Left photo) Benton Blount (right), lead singer of Seven Miles, led the youth rally “God Rocks” at the picnic shelter of Denver United Methodist Church Sunday evening. (Right photo) Youth from churches in both Catawba and Lincoln counties praised and worshipped during the second annual event. Jon Mayhew / LTN…

ELAC goes on offensive over temporary sign issue

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While proposed changes to the Lincoln County sign ordinance wait to be reviewed by the county planning board and approved by county commissioners, members of the East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC) are going on the offensive in response to a petition given to commissioners at a recent meeting. The petition…

Complications from pneumonia claim life of ELPAC founder

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Judy Browne, the founder of the East Lincoln Political Action Committee (ELPAC), knew the results of the run-off election between county commissioner Carrol Mitchem and opponent Bruce Carlton Tuesday night. According to family friend Ray Holmes, she was elated as founder of ELPAC at the results. The next morning, her…

Lake Calendar

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BOATING SAFETY Flotillas 17-6 and 17-8 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary are offering boating skills and seamanship courses 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at the Shepherd’s Volunteer Fire Department on N.C. 21 in Mooresville. Cost is $40 and lunch will be available at a small additional cost.…