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Storm-water runoff threat to water quality

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Few people realize that something as seemingly innocuous as a parking lot can pollute a stream and permanently alter stream habitat for fish, mussels, and other aquatic life. Storm-water runoff is the precipitation that flows over impervious surfaces, like parking lots and roofs, then down a storm drain and into…

Red Hatters make splash with fun birthday bash

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STANLEY – A sea of red and pink hats flooded the house of Raye Watson-Smyth Saturday afternoon. Ready to make a dive in Watson-Smyth’s swimming pool, the “Red Hatters of Forest Ridge” joined together to celebrate their “Birthday Bash One Year Anniversary.” “It’s hard to believe we have been together…

Temperatures steaming at Monday’s marine commission meeting

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CORNELIUS – Angry residents of Lake Norman came to talk to the Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) Monday night about personal watercrafts. “This is a repetitive problem that we see all the time,” said Bob Elliott, executive director of the commission. “Jet skis don’t follow the rules and everyone is…

Lake Calendar

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PARK DAY Park Day will be held at the East Lincoln Community Center at 10:30 a.m. on July 20. The event is co-sponsored with Lincoln County Library’s Summer Reading Program. It is open to children three to 12. For more information call (704) 483-8980. WAL-MART MEETING The East Lincoln Betterment…

Around Town 7/11/2005

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REVIVAL Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1774 Buffalo Shoals Road, will hold revival Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Pastor Robert Wensil. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. For more information call (704) 732-1656. REC MEETING The Lincoln County Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Lentz Recreation…

Can it get any better than this?

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Saturday was Family Fun Day at Lincolnton Church of God, with plenty of food and activities for young and old. (Above) Jason Hill (left) and Josh Craig enjoy some ice cream. (below) Josh Howard hurled a horseshoe during a match. Did he make a ringer? Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Groundbreaking

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Around Town 7/8/2005

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BLOODMOBILES The American Red Cross will have bloodmobiles at Saith Baptist Church on Old Plank Road from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Monday and Gainsville Baptist Church on N.C. 182 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. CAR SHOW FUND-RAISER The Tach Twisters Club will hold a car show at Macedonia Baptist…

Home Health nurse treasures job

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West Lincoln resident Ann Hoover enjoys her career at the Home Health Agency in Lincolnton. It allows her to lend her time and skills to help people. “My job is really challenging,” Hoover, 57, said. “It has its rewards, which is seeing the progress of the patient.” Hoover, a registered…

50th anniversary

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G. H. Schronce Jr. and Sue Gilbert Schronce of Iron Station celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home on June 10. The couple was married at Iron Station United Methodist Church in 1955. They have two children, Dennis Schronce and Michael Schronce, both of Lincolnton. They have two grandchildren,…