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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…

Visiting Amish country

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Around Town 5/26/2006

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POOL OPENING The Lincolnton Recreation Pool located at Betty G. Ross Park will have a pre-season opening this coming weekend and Memorial Day. it will open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pool admission…

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…

Scholarship winners

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The torch is passed

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Delta Kappa Gamma

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May has been a busy month for the sorority, (photo left) Wanda Lutz, outgoing president of the Beta Epsilon chapter, pins the president’s pin on Louise Lomick, who will serve as the chapter president from 2006 – 2008. The pin was given to the chapter by the family of the…

Lightning strike possible cause of Denver fire

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Denver firefighters were called to a home in the new Pebble Bay subdivision a week ago this past Sunday. (Left photo) Neighbor Ron Zarski captured the raging housefire from his residence next door. (Right photo) Fire officials said last week that lightning striking a tree appeared to be a cause…

Hail blessing, curse for auto-related businesses

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A Mother’s Day’s hail storm turned out to be a blessing for one Lincoln County business owner while a curse for another. John Rosenbaum, president of Auto Sports By The Lake, estimated $2 million in high-end vehicles received numerous dents and cracked windows from the storm. “All but one car…

New development coming to N.C. 73?

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A public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, for a conditional use rezoning to permit a 86,991-square-foot shopping center. According to Lincoln County zoning administrator Randy Hawkins, the project is located next to the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter. The site plan contains two anchor stores – one 24,000-square-feet…