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Couple celebrates birthday, recounts their past at Belk

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Belk Department Store has seen a lot of changes during its time in Lincolnton, but one thing has remained constant — Bill and Mozelle Shidal. The couple, who have been married for 62 years, met as employees at the store and have continued their relationship with the Belk store ever…

Around Town 7/12/2006

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MEETING The Fresh Start Widowed Group of Greater Gaston Area invites all single, divorced or widowed men and women to their meetings Thursday and Saturday at 6 p.m. Thursday’s topic is “Unraveling the Mystery of Healthcare” with Jamie Christopher, RN, BSN. Saturday’s topic is “The Art of Magic and Special…

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…

Readying for the footlights

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Lights, camera, action! It’s time once again for the 14th annual Footlights Drama Camp, sponsored by the Lincoln Theatre Guild. This year’s theme for the camp is Fantasy, Folly and SciFi. The camp is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. through July 14 and again from July 17-21. According to a…

Chamber of Commerce to hold east Lincoln meeting

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to the east Lincoln community to gain input on how the Chamber can better serve the growing Denver area. A community meeting will be held at the East Lincoln Community Center, located on Optimist Club Road 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July…

Lincoln racer tears up track

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For Mark Woody and his relatives, Saturday evenings at East Lincoln Motor Speedway have become a family affair. The Dallas resident and owner of Under Water World in Lincolnton took up dirt racing this year after watching his brother-in-law and friend tear up the track. “I figured if they could…

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…