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South Fork VFD to receive $29,039

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A grant through the Department of Homeland Security was recently awarded to the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department, and fire officials say the money will be used to purchase new equipment. The amount of $29,039 will be used for the purchase of safety equipment that includes a thermal imaging camera,…

Around Town 6/25/2010

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Boger City 15-19 year old Dixie Majors baseball team will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday at Fatz Cafe to benefit the team’s trip to the state tournament in Burgaw. PORKER RUN The Fourth Annual Driven By Grace Porker Run to benefit Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County…

Church Activities

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CORAL PARK VBS Coral Park Baptist Church will have a Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight. APPRECIATION Light House Ministry, 1816 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will have a pastor appreciation service 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Guest Speakers include the Rev. Jacuelyn Elliot of Mt.…

Tindall’s Professional Photography moves to owner’s home

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J.J. Tindall decided to open a photography studio in Lincolnton four years ago. But last month, he moved the business, Tindall’s Professional Photography, to his home in Iron Station. Tindall wanted to spend more time with his family. His wife and co-owner, Brandy, handles the administrative side of the business.…

Cub Scouts brave heat at day camp

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At the Piedmont Council Cub Scout Day Camp held this week in Betty G. Ross Park, boys braved the blistering heat, shot BB guns, went swimming and earned badges. “We learn some character skills,” said Debbie Heafner, director of the camp. “We learn about respect. We learn about cooperation. This…

Alive After Five

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Pirate party

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Sunrise Family Resource Ctr. offering free testing for HIV

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Free testing for HIV will be offered 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Sunrise Family Resource Center in Lincolnton. “We know that one in four people that are HIV positive in the state of North Carolina don’t know that they are positive,” said David Zealy, director of education and…

Boating law crackdown planned for weekend

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Boaters better think twice before picking up that cold beer this weekend. North Carolina law enforcement agencies will participate in Operation Dry Water Friday through Sunday, a national weekend of boating sobriety detection and enforcement aimed at reducing alcohol-related accidents and fatalities. “Operating a recreational vessel while under the influence…

Dramatic response to teen’s fund drive for Humane Society

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Christina Famulari’s donation drive for The Humane Society of Lincoln County brought in more donations that she expected. Famulari, of Denver, organized the donation drive as part of her efforts to earn the Girl Scouts’ Silver Award. She also volunteered at PetSmart’s adoption events. The North Lincoln High School freshman…