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Around Town 1/12/2007

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HOBO LUNCH Fellowship Baptist Church will hold a hobo lunch 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday. $3 per plate. Call (828) 428-9031. MEETING The Lincoln Horticulture Association will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center demonstration room with a covered dish supper. The regular meeting will…

Business straddles two ‘Worlds’ to a variated clientele

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Since 2000, when it first opened in Boger City, this store offers the best of both “Worlds” — cell phone/beeper products and accessories, and paintball supplies and paraphernalia It’s Beeper World World of Paintball, owned by Bonnie and Dennis Petro Sr. and currently located in the Lincolnton Plaza Shopping Center.…

Grand opening

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Amateur Photography Competition winners announced

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As the sun set over Lincolnton, anxious competition participants eagerly entered the halls of the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday, Jan. 5, awaiting the results from the judge for the Annual Amateur Photography Competition. Beginning 5:30 p.m. with a reception and the awards ceremony presented by the Arts Council of Lincoln…

Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

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RALEIGH — At the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, visitors can see exhibits and artifacts from all over the state, demonstrating a tangible connection between the history of each county and the state as a whole. For Susan Friday Lamb, the museum’s public information officer, the connection between…

Desire for ‘Something better’ leads to citizenship

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LINCOLNTON – Ailin Cabellero has been pledging allegiance to the American flag for 10 years, but the simple oath took on a greater significance when she said it during the ceremony Wednesday that made her an U.S. citizen. Waving the tiny American flag given to her by Immigration and Naturalization…

Georgia Dugout Club to induct Gerald Queen

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Gerald (Jerry) Queen has been selected for induction into the Georgia Dugout Club’s Baseball Hall of Fame. Queen will be inducted 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Sheraton Downtown in Atlanta at 11 a.m. At the same time all players and coaches of the year for 2006 will be announced.…

More water pressure is needed

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Residents of Governor’s Island and firefighters from more than three departments recently gathered at the Denver Fire Department to hear and participate in a discussion of what went right and wrong during a major housefire Christmas Day on Governor’s Island. According to DFD battalion chief Dion Burleson, critiques are held…

Dispatcher credited with saving lives

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A look into the 911 call about a house fire on Governor’s Island Christmas day reveals the John and Pat Siegel family didn’t know their house was on fire. The tape – which includes all fire traffic from the more than 30 firefighters on the scene – reveals that the…

Ken Huffman named Denver firefighter of year

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A close friend and an internship are the two factors that got the Kenneth Huffman, 2006 Denver Fire Department firefighter of the year, first involved in fire service. Huffman, who will soon turn 26, said his initial involvement happened during his senior year at East Lincoln High School. “Andrew Bridges’…