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Beekeeping is a “honey” of a hobby

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Ten years ago, high school teacher Michael Townsley searched for a hobby to supplement his income in the summertime. With the help of his brother-in-law, an Arkansas bee inspector, Townsley found a perfect match in beekeeping. He now works with bees on his property and numerous farms in west Lincoln.…

Bowling league right up these seniors’ alley

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For two hours twice per week, Striker’s Lanes and Lounge becomes a gathering place for active senior citizens who visit with each other, eat and bowl. Helen Shaw, one of the organizers of the league, said the Thursday league has about 40 bowlers which split into 10 teams of four…

Around Town 7/7/2006

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. The guest speaker will be Darrell Harkey. FUNDRAISER The West Lincoln Rockets U.S.S.A baseball team will host a fundraiser beginning 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart shopping center.…

Campers get a taste what it is like to be in the media

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The campers at YMCA day camp Seven Springs at St. James Elementary School and Camp Creekside at the Lincolnton YMCA learned the ins and outs of the media. This week’s camp theme “Extra, Extra Read All About It” had the children making magazine collages, performing news broadcasts, writing articles and…

Bowling alley gets new owners and name

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Lincoln County native Reggie Mull and business partner Jason Ingle are hoping their first-time venture as bowling alley owners “strikes” it big. They took ownership of the old Town and Country Bowling Alley about five weeks ago, changing the name to Striker’s Lanes and Lounge. Mull used to hang out…

50th Anniversary

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Dale and Ramona Ballard Hinkle celebrated their 50th anniversary in Raleigh June 23. The couple was married in 1956 at Asbury United Methodist Church, where they are still members. Dale is retired from Bernhardt Furniture in Shelby. Ramona retired from Duke Energy in Charlotte. Their children are Amy Puckett and…

Thousands turn out for east Lincoln fireworks celebration

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Thousands packed David Clark Stadium on the campus of East Lincoln High School Saturday night, where they enjoyed food, fellowship and lots of music. They also enjoyed the sixth annual Denver Area Business Association’s fireworks display. Gates at the stadium opened around 6 p.m. with fireworks that started around 9:30…

More mobility for law enforcement officers on the lake

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You’re on the lake boating when all of a sudden, a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office pulls up next to you. The reason that’s happening is because the Sheriff’s Office has been loaned the use of personal watercraft to assist on Lake Norman, courtesy of Westport Marina, N.C.…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST E.C. Beatty will provide music for July’s Wayne’s Second Friday Feast, 10 a.m. July 14. Cost is $6 per person and includes the tip. Reservations must be made by Sunday, July 9. For more information, call Celia and Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355. If your church group, school…

Summer no time to relax for LCS transportation maintenance crew

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(Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of articles on Lincoln County Schools departments and the work they do during the summer) Their job is to make sure buses keep going, which is exactly what the Lincoln County Schools Department of Transportation does all summer: Getting ready for…