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Around Town 6/3/2009

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ROCK SPRINGS The Rock Springs High School Class of 1949 will hold its 60th anniversary celebration and reunion 4 p.m. this evening at the Captain’s Cap on N.C. 16. SUNRISE ROTARY The Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club will meet 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Lincoln Country Club. For more information, call…

East Lincoln native hopes to meet demand for high-end cars

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After graduating college, East Lincoln native Chance Beam moved back home in the hope of stimulating the local economy. In March, Beam opened Lake Norman Imports, a pre-owned luxury car dealership in Denver. “I had wanted to go into real estate, but the market is so bad right now,” Beam…

Around Town 6/1/2009

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SUMMER CAMP The Lincoln Catawba Christian Academy. 935 Island Ford Road, Maiden, is now enrolling students for summer camp. A kickoff meeting for the program will be 6 p.m. this evening in the gym. For more information, call (828) 428-8857 or e-mail designsbyna@yahoo.com. LIONS CLUB District Governor Elect Marti Hill,…

Around Town 5/29/2009

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THE PURPLE SHOE The Purple Shoe Thrift Store, 214 E. Main S., Lincolnton, will have their Fill the Bag $5 Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday. The store will provide a brown grocery bag to be filled with clothing items of the customers choice. All proceeds…

Spring Fling benefits chorus

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West Lincoln High School choir students hope the Spring Fling Music Festival and Family Fun Day will fund their trip to Washington, D.C. “We’re really excited about it,” Sarah Anthony, a freshman, said of the festival. “We’re ready for all our hard work to pay off.” The day will include…

Man carves statue of father-in-law

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Above, Jack Hoover (far left) stands next to a statue of himself carved by his son-in-law, Hai Dam (far right). The statue sits in front of the Dams home on Hoover Elmore Road. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo Family members of Hai Dam knew he had artistic leanings, but no…

Union Elementary volunteer honored

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The Lincoln County Schools Volunteer of the Year knows the importance of a good education. His father had only a third-grade education. His mother made it through the seventh grade. “(Education) helped me growing up,” said the Rev. Bill Draughn, Volunteer of the Year. “My parents weren’t very well-educated, so…

Mustang track stars make mark at state meet

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs boys track team seemed to get better with every meet as the season progressed. Freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, it didn’t matter. East Lincoln head coach Lonnie Custer said everyone played a role in the success of the track team. “What a blessing it…

Auto Clinic specializes in hydro-engines

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After being injured on the job, Wayne Koontz used the Internet to make his automobile shop more environmentally friendly. “When I broke my ankle about a year ago I couldn’t do much of anything so I just started researching different ways to make my business ‘greener,’ ” Koontz said. “I…

Nearing completion

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ABOVE: The new East Lincoln Fire Department on South Pilot Knob Road in Denver nears completion. The 21,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in mid-July. BELOW: Captain Lee Keever stands on the second floor as he looks over the apparatus room of the new facility. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…