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Lake Calendar

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BOATING SAFETY An introduction to boating safety will be 7 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library. A certified boating instructor will conduct the course and refreshments will be served. WAYNE’S FEAST Renea Henderson, also known as Iama Klutz, will perform at 10 a.m. Friday, June 9…

Around Town 5/31/2006

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NATIONAL TRAILS DAY South Mountains will celebrate National Trails Day at 9 a.m. Saturday. During this Volksmarch-style event hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians can enjoy the park on many of the trails. Hikers and bikers can register in the main parking lot from 9 – 11 a.m. and equestrians can…

Retired teacher compiles book of poems

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Her book is titled “There’s One for You and One for Me,” and Carolyn Burgess hopes the title proves true. “I did not want to settle on any one theme throughout the book,” said the retired teacher. “I wanted something for everyone.” The book of poetry includes 35 poems written…

Lunch with the Apple Queen

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Grinning Graduates

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Teacher with Lincolnton roots named Excellence In Teaching Award winner

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Not content merely to implement successful teaching methods, Laurie Lyda was recently recognized by Catawba Valley Community College as an Excellence In Teaching Award winner for her willingness to invent new techniques to inspire her students. She is the daughter of Lincolnton residents James and Debby Lyda. “I’m drawn to…

Hundreds turn out for ESC job fair

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Nancy Blagg, 49, and her friend, Diane Habdas, 58, aren’t your typical job seekers. Besides middle age, both have vast experience in the field of customer service and both are looking for work. Blagg has been looking for some time, while Habdas just re-entered the job market. “The biggest obstacle…

Winning big with Bob

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They were the words she had waited over 30 years to hear: “Elizabeth Peeler, come on down! You’re the next contestant on the Price is Right.” Her heart starting pounding. Beside her, Peeler’s daughter and daughter-in-law jumped up in excitement. “Libbie” Peeler, as the west Lincoln woman is better known,…

Family business dishes up favorites

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For many, a family business is just business. For Maisie Wallace, however, it is a cherished piece of family history. Her restaurant, Kountry Kubbard, has served the west Lincoln area for 23 years and has earned itself many loyal customers. “I appreciate the public around here and everybody for supporting…

Ponds, plants and so much more at Ginger’s Pond and Garden

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If you’re looking for paradise, or at least a very good imitation, Ginger’s Pond and Garden in Lawndale comes pretty close. Since May 2001, Ginger Smith has been cultivating a unique business, fertilizing it with her passion for plants and ponds. She and her husband, Leon, spent about a year…