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Camp Meeting rolling along toward Sunday’s closing prayer

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Friday night at Rock Springs Campground found Bo Moore slaving over a hot grill. “I’ve got at least right at 20-some pounds of country ham for tonight,” Moore said. It was “Little Friday,” the first official night of the annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting, which kicked off last week with…

Lake living is nice but price is not

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Living on the lake in Lincoln County now comes at a higher price. Lakefront homeowners will pay $1,663.63 more this year in property taxes on average compared to 2007 after undergoing the first countywide reassessment in four years, according to the county tax administrator’s office. Nearly 1,500 property owners on…

Middle-schooler takes advantage of sports camps

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Eleven-year-old East Lincoln middle-schooler Chris Tomberlin loves sports. He loves them so much that he went to all three of East Lincoln High School’s sports camps. The Mustangs put on a basketball, baseball and most recently a football camp to help children learn the fundamentals of each sport. Tomberlin said…

New raw bar opens near Lake Norman

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Soon, local seafood lovers will be able to seek refuge at a new raw bar and grill near Lake Norman. The Naked Oyster Co. will open this month at 7913 Natalie Commons Drive. “We saw a need for a place like this in the Denver area. Since it is a…

Around Town 8/6/2008

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WAYNE’S FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. Dr. Rod Redelsperger with Carolina Internal Medicine will present the program. The cost is $6 per person and includes a tip. This monthly event is open to…

St. James gets landscaping, fresh painting

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Students at St. James Elementary School in Denver can expect to come back to newly landscaped grounds and a repainted school in August. The school recently received a beautification grant to do landscaping around the building. The school’s PTA helped in getting the grant. “Our PTA has done a good…

Long-time seller loves shelter

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Charlie Lingerfelt has been selling his produce to the people of Lincoln County since 1993. “I’m one of the originals,” Lingerfelt said of his time at the Lincoln County Farmers Market. When Lingerfelt first started, farming took a back seat to his job in the furniture business. Since he retired…

Church has music fest to celebrate

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On July 27, Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Stanley was transformed into a concert hall. The church held its first ever Music Extravaganza, and, according to the Rev. Val Rosenquist, pastor of Hill’s Chapel, the event was a success. “It went fantastic,” she said. “It was just a wonderful…

4-H members recognized at state level

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should there be speed limits for boats on Lake Norman?” Don Blackwell, Denver: “For pontoon boats, I think they set their own speed limits. I think 60 mph on the water in uncontrolled lanes can be an issue though.” Jean Murray, Denver: “Definitely. There are too many boats out there…