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Ribbon cuttings

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ABOVE: Maxine Young, owner of JoJo’s Kitchen is surrounded by Chamber of Commerce members and representatives as she cuts a ribbon for her new restaurant in Lincolnton a few weeks ago. BELOW: Giovanni’s Pizza and Pasta owner Leo Lomangino cuts a ribbon for his Denver restaurant a few weeks ago,…

Summer learning

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Vineyard erupting at restored Vesuvius

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Jay Thompson needed to meet his deadline. Thompson had to finish renovating Vesuvius Vineyards in time for his July wedding this year. It was the place he and his bride, Kristy Anne Kelly, had chosen to exchange their vows and host a reception for 230 guests. But the venue was…

Ministry fills book bags with school supplies

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East Lincoln Christian Ministry is stocking up on school supplies. The nonprofit organization is seeking donations for its annual Back to School program for children returning to school. Book bags are stuffed with supplies, including three-ring binders, paper, lead pencils, erasers, rulers and crayons or colored pencils. Some children receive…

Fundraiser to aid Community Foundation

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation, or LCCF, hopes a fundraiser at Vesuvius Vineyards will help raise $50,000 by Sept. 1. The Timken Foundation donated $50,000 to LCCF this year, but will give the nonprofit group another $50,000 if it can raise $50,000, giving LCCF a total of $150,000. LCCF is…

Around Town 8/5/2009

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold until Aug. 15 at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held…

50th anniversary

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83rd birthday

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Aaround Town

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold until Aug. 15 at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held…

Couple brings love of reading to Bookstop

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Reading has always been an important part of Sandy and Buddy Dobbins’ lives. The Lincolnton couple are avid fans of science fiction, fantasy and romance novels. Sandy Dobbins is a fan of authors Laurell K. Hamilton and L.J. Smith, while her husband enjoys reading Terry Brooks and R.A. Salvatore. Reading…