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Monument store offers tributes to love ones

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Purchasing a memorial for a loved one is a difficult decision, but it is one, that sometimes has to be made. Riverhill Monument Company Artistry in Stone wants to make that choice a bit easier for people, said Kenneth Seagroves, who recently opened the Lincolnton store. “We want to treat…

Twelve-foot tomato plant

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Long Term Care Advocacy Day

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National TV show focuses on East Lincoln track

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East Lincoln Speedway recently got a special visitor. Dave Despain, host of Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain on the Speed cable-TV channel, visited the track near Lowesville on July 18. Film crews spent the evening not only filming the racing, but a greased pig chase and a marriage proposal. Luckily,…

Hecht’s WynSwept development is under way in south Catawba

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The real estate market may be unsteady, but that is not stopping Denver-based developer Bob Hecht from opening his newest subdivision, WynSwept, four miles north of the N.C. 16 and N.C. 150 intersection. For 30 years, Hecht Development, in conjunction with Hecht Properties, has been building communities in the Lake…

Thrift store aims to give back to community

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John Fish is hoping his thrift store will be the first step in giving back to his community. Fish, and his wife, Suzanne recently opened Mount Moriah Summit Thrift Store, a nonprofit Christian-based business, in Denver. Formerly of California, Fish operated two rescue mission organizations, but felt God was calling…

Around Town 7/27/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until Friday. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE RAFFLE…

Extension office course teaches about credit

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The mysteries of credit will be unveiled in a series of Credit Cents workshops offered by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “What we find is that most of us skip over that fine print on our credit card statements,” said Leigh Guth, a family and consumer sciences agent with the…

Police: Man admits making up kidnapping

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An Iron Station man may face criminal charges after he allegedly told Lincolnton Police that he was kidnapped at gunpoint just after 3 a.m. Sunday. After questioning the 24-year-old man, Detective C. McGinley said he confessed to making up the story to “cover up a booking for drugs.” The suspect…

Karate school expands teen program

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With the recent expansion of his martial arts facility, Maurice Moore, wants to give troubled youth a chance to better themselves by becoming more involved in their local community. After starting his mentoring program, Teen Reach, in 1994, Moore said he knew there was so much he could do to…