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Around Town 7/18/2008

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VISION VAN The Lincolnton Lions Club and the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Lincolnton are co-sponsoring the North Carolina Lions’ “See the 21st Century” Vision Van from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Eye screenings will be given free of charge. All individuals who wish…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n James M. Wilson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of assault on a…

Consignment shop offers bargains

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Sean Reinhardt, operator/manager of Consignment Savings, located at 2689 E. Main St., says he wants to breathe new life into the Boger City area. “I want to jazz this side of town up,” he said. And that’s exactly what he’s trying to do with the consignment shop he’s run for…

Internet Connection watched

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Rows of sleek, flat-screened computers flank Freddie Smith as he demonstrates the main attraction to his new business, The Internet Connection, on N.C. 16. After swiping a phone card, a series of games pop up on the Internet with names like Texas Treasures, Classic 7’s and others. A click of…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Is housing still affordable in east Lincoln County?” Ron Keller, Iron Station: “Yes. It’s cheaper than in other counties. It’s gone up, but it’s still less expensive than the rest of the country. We have a lot of people moving here from up north.” Sue Thom, Denver: “It’s always been…

Business sells jukeboxes, arcade systems

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Before iPods and “boomboxes,” the jukebox was one of the most popular ways to listen to music. In February 2007, Rick Harrison took his love for the classic machine and opened Lake Norman Music and Games. The business, located at 1603 N.C. 16 S. in Stanley, specializes in selling and…

Clinic teaches golf swings and the game

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Five-year-olds aimed to be like Tiger Woods this week at Cowan’s Ford Country Club in Denver. For three days, children ages 5 to 12 took part in a golf clinic designed especially for beginners. “We started scheduling members on March 1 and by May 1 when I let non-members register,…

Around Town 7/16/2008

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BIBLE SCHOOL Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Road, Lincolnton, will have vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. July 21-25. Meals will be served nightly at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome and invited to attend. BENEFIT LUNCH Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church will have a benefit…

Funtimers stay active after retirements

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For the older members of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell, being retired from work doesn’t mean being retired from life. The church has a group called Funtimers, and it’s all about, well, having fun. “It’s for anybody that feels young at heart,” Elaine Cansler, who runs the program with…

Proud graduates

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