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Around Town 6/20/2008

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PEELER REUNION The Peeler family reunion will be after church Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, 7401 Reeps Grove Church Road, Vale. For more information, contact Michelle Peeler at (828) 327-3812. RED CROSS MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its annual meeting at…

Pet store opens in Lincoln center

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Once, when Paula Kowalczyk was visiting Lincolnton, her puppy chewed through his leash, and she asked where she could find a pet center to buy him a new one. The answer: Hickory or Gastonia. That’s what prompted Kowalczyk to open Otto’s Pet Center, located in the Lincoln Center shopping center.…

Summer camps packing them in

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The Heartland District’s Cub Scout Day Camp broke records this year with 82 campers. The district includes Scout dens from Cherryville, Mount Holly, Stanley and all of Lincoln County. “It’s an effort of the whole district,” Debbie Heafner, co-director, said. “We have a lot of leaders who have come out…

County sets full slate of programs

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For the children of Lincoln County, summer doesn’t have to mean sitting in front of the TV all day. Lincoln County Parks and Recreation offers a Summer Playground Program full of activities to keep kids from turning into couch potatoes. “It’s a weekly-based program,” Lindsay Ross, a program coordinator for…

Archaeology camp has openings

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Eighth- and ninth-grade students will have the opportunity to work alongside archaeologist January Porter during Lincoln County’s first archaeological camp. “We’ve wanted to do a camp like this for several years,” Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Museum of History said. “The students will learn the different methods…

Fish Fry

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Pumpkin Center gets land for fire station

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Lincoln County will sign over five acres of land to allow the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department to build a new fire station. The department will retain ownership of the land as long as Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department is in operation, according to the deal approved Monday by county…

COMING UP

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n McHenry staff in Denver: Have concerns or issues that you want your Congressman to hear about? U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-10th) is inviting constituents to visit with his staff from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Shanklin Library in Denver. n Filet o’ Fish: Come out for…

Only 2 have filed for soil, water seat

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Filing for a seat on the Soil and Water Conservation Commission district board has been open for a week, but so far, only two individuals have filed. Neither, however, is David Choate, who was appointed to fill the seat when elected member Kenneth Ritchie died. Choate was expected to file…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will hold its next business luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church. The cost is $11. Call (704) 491-9109. Charity golf The Shriners organization is hosting a charity golf classic Saturday and Sunday at Verdict Ridge Country Club…