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Comp-Cal adds color to race cars

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After working several years in the racing industry, Brian Wittkamp, decided it was time to make his part-time automotive graphic design business a full-time job. “The racing industry is so up and down. You have your good years and you have your bad years,” Wittkamp said. “I decided that I…

Ribbon cutting

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Around Town 4/13/2009

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5K WALK AND RACE Long Shoals Wesleyan Church will sponsor a Bumblebee 5k walk and race April 25 to benefit a mission trip to Leon, Nicaragua. Awards will be give to the top male and female runners in each age division. The cost is $15 for entries received by Wednesday,…

Puppet teaches kids about caring

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Jammin’ Joe was just a sad pile of fur lying on a heap of discarded items when Laura Baxter Munday found him. “I took him in and gave him a new home,” said Munday, who is a reading teacher at North Brook Elementary School. The puppet has since become a…

Bible Bee participants perfect study skills, learn scripture

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Local youth participating in the 2009 Inaugural Bible Bee Competition will have a chance to compete for $260,000 in prize money. “We’re anxious work together with anyone in the community to support these kids who wish to compete in this,” said Jeri Ballard a member of Harvest Church in Lincolnton,…

Building robots teaches PCI students engineering, patience

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Students at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School have learned that it’s not easy to create a robot. “We haven’t got thing right, and that’s the fun part because we get to do it all over again,” said Maggie Randall, a fourth-grade Academically and Intellectually Gifted student at the school. The Lego…

Cyclists to help Hesed House

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Serious and novice bicyclists alike will strap on their helmets and coast through Lincoln County to help the homeless April 25. “It’s a beautiful time of year, and cycling is a great, great all-over exercise for the body that doesn’t stress the joints,” said Lesley Chambless, a member of the…

Gaston Skills to open Lincolnton facility

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Gaston Skills, a community-based rehabilitation program, will soon open a behavioral health facility in Lincolnton. The building, located at 1220 N. Flint St., is scheduled to begin operations in a couple of weeks, said Pat Underwood director of human resources and public relations for Gaston Skills. “We’re very excited to…

County officials ease watering restrictions

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Lincoln County scaled back on watering restrictions Wednesday, more than 18 months after the tighter measures were introduced in response to a crippling drought. While county officials said they strongly encourage the public will continue to conserve water, it will no long be mandatory, considered Stage II, and no fines…

Community Activities

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INDOOR YARD SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #30 will host an indoor yard sale to benefit homeless veterans 8 a.m. until noon today and Saturday at 1120 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton. RELAY FOR LIFE Century 21 Hecht Realty, 885 N.C. 16 N., Denver, will conduct a yard and bake…