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Middle-schooler takes advantage of sports camps

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Eleven-year-old East Lincoln middle-schooler Chris Tomberlin loves sports. He loves them so much that he went to all three of East Lincoln High School’s sports camps. The Mustangs put on a basketball, baseball and most recently a football camp to help children learn the fundamentals of each sport. Tomberlin said…

New raw bar opens near Lake Norman

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Soon, local seafood lovers will be able to seek refuge at a new raw bar and grill near Lake Norman. The Naked Oyster Co. will open this month at 7913 Natalie Commons Drive. “We saw a need for a place like this in the Denver area. Since it is a…

Around Town 8/6/2008

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WAYNE’S FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. Dr. Rod Redelsperger with Carolina Internal Medicine will present the program. The cost is $6 per person and includes a tip. This monthly event is open to…

Around Town 8/4/2008

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WAYNE’S FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. Dr. Rod Redelsperger with Carolina Internal Medicine will present the program. The cost is $6 per person and includes tip. This monthly event is open to senior…

Seniors learning about art in class

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Stacey Pilkington has her hands full with the art class she’s teaching at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Many of her students haven’t drawn at all in their 60 or 70 years. Others are suffering from arthritis. Pilkington, it seems, doesn’t mind these things. “They’re really fun to hang out…

Teenager injured when car, bicycle hit downtown

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A teenager was sent to the hospital Sunday after he was struck by a car. Justin Blake Ingle, 16, Lincolnton, told authorities that a vehicle hit him as he crossed a crosswalk at the intersection of East Main Street and North Academy Street, according to a police report. Ingle’s bicycle…

Diane’s Bakery makes variety of very sweet treats

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Children who go to the Lincoln County Farmers Market may not know baker Diane Hawkins’ name, but they sure know her merchandise. “I’m either ‘the cookie lady’ or ‘the muffin lady,’” Hawkins said of what her young customers call her. Hawkins runs Diane’s Bakery out of her certified kitchen in…

Housing workshop offers help

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More and more Lincoln County citizens are being faced with the possibility of losing their homes. According to Felicia Warlick, real estate agent, there are 84 pre-foreclosures in Lincoln County right now. “It’s sad. It’s just sad,” Warlick said. “I upsets me to see people in this situation.” Warlick and…

CMC gives scholarship to Cloninger

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln recently presented the first Advanced Clinical Practice Scholarship to a former Lincoln County student. Jessica Cloninger, a graduate of West Lincoln High School and Western Carolina University, said she plans to specialize in pediatrics. The $8,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student accepted into an…

Walking In The Rain

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