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Around Town 8/8/2008

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FAMILY REUNION Descendents of Rudolph and Harriet Leatherman will have a reunion at 12 noon Sunday at Palm Tree United Methodist Church, 7356 Palm Tree Church Rd., Vale. The reunion begins at noon and lunch will be at 1 p.m. ELHS SCHEDULES East Lincoln High School students may pick up…

36th Street Bakery has 2nd location

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Rich wall colors and modern seating welcome customers as they walk into Rick Dudley’s second pastry shop. The 36th Street Bakery, Cafe and Catering, originally located at 106 Westview Drive, recently opened another location, this one in the heart of downtown Lincolnton. The bakery opened July 8 at what used…

Sheep prized pets for Lincoln family

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Becky Petrick grew up riding and showing horses, but her heart now belongs to a much fluffier animal – sheep. “There’s just something about them,” said the owner of Whistle Stop Farm in west Lincoln, which is home to four horses, 30 chickens, seven dogs, eight cats and 23 sheep.…

Fatz Cafй caters Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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Fatz Cafй of Lincolnton fed “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” cast, crew and volunteers during the show’s recent taping in Charlotte. “Everybody wanted to go,” said Byron Sackett, operating partner. “Did I have a problem taking volunteers? No, I didn’t.” The restaurant catered ABC’s Emmy-winning reality show for two days. Roughly…

Stroup’s has long Lincolnton history

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Stroup’s Jewelers in downtown Lincolnton has always been a place for romance – even when it was a soda shop. “We had booths back here, and they courted in those booths,” Ruth Stroup, who has worked in the store since it opened in 1952, said of her teenage customers. These…

Boy Scouts earn badges, enjoy camp

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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…