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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…

Denver artist wins grant

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It’s been over 10 years since an artist from Lincoln County has been awarded the Regional Artist Project Grant, and that drought was broken this year by Denver area artist Laraine Middleton, who was awarded a $2,400 grant to be used for concentrated studies at Penland School of Crafts. Middleton…

Teacher reflects as he draws down the curtain on his career

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As a boy, Lincolnton native Col. Jimmy Hull drew inspiration from his teachers. As a man, he became a teacher who inspired students who may have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Hull will retire in September after 17 years as an Air Force JROTC instructor at Eastern Wayne High School…

Lions Club now collecting cellphones, PDAs, eyeglasses

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Did Santa bring you a new cell phone and/or personal digital assistant (PDA) this Christmas? And do you not know how or where you can dispose of your old device(s) in a manner that won’t end up in landfills and harm the environment? That’s right, harm the environment. That’s because…

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’…

Barefoot skiers ring in 2007 in traditional ceremony on Lake Norman

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For the 29th year in a row, the Carolina Show Ski Team held the “Barefoot Challenge” on the lake to ring in the new year, and the rainy, cold New Year’s Day didn’t keep more than 40 people from watching what has become an annual event at Lake Norman Marina…