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Pageant set for Aug. 9

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Applications are being accepted for the 30th Annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Contestants must be a rising high school senior as of Fall 2008 and no older than 23. They must also be…

Drowning victim’s body retrieved in lake

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Rescue workers recovered the body of 62-year-old Sandy Garris of Iron Station Sunday, two days after his boat capsized at Mountain Island Lake. Susan Roscoe, emergency medical technician for the Lucia-Riverbend Volunteer Fire Department, said Garris left his residence around 10:30 a.m. Friday to go on a fishing trip. Family…

40 senior citizens attend national health, fitness day

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More than 40 senior citizens attended the National Senior Health and Fitness Day Wednesday morning at the Lincoln County Senior Center. “This is our sixth year hosting the event, which promotes health and fitness among seniors,” Marti Hovis, program and services coordinator, said. The national event occurs the last Wednesday…

Catawba planning fire substation

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A new $500,000 fire substation could come to Sherrills Ford in the wake of a funding dispute that led Denver Fire Department to say it will cut off service to Catawba County on June 30. Catawba County commissioners this week approved a contingency plan by Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue…

Public can comment on budget

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Members of the public will be able to weigh in Monday on what they think about the county’s proposed $157 million budget. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Public comments are scheduled to begin at 6:40 p.m. Residents will…

Around Town 5/30/2008

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HOYLE REUNION The descendents of John Sidney and Isabelle Morrison Hoyle will have their reunion Sunday in the fellowship hall at Roseland Baptist Church, 1172 Rose Hill Drive, Lincolnton. A covered-dish lunch will be served around 1 p.m. Family and friends are invited. For more information, contact Margie Hoyle at…

Church Briefs

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MOVIE NIGHT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton will host a movie night 7 p.m. June 7 in the fellowship hall. The film “Another Perfect Stranger” will be featured. BIBLE SCHOOL Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 4136 Mount Pleasant Road, Sherrills Ford, will have vacation Bible…

Summer stories

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The West Lincoln Branch Library is offering free summer reading programs that consist of magicians, musicians and puppets. The theme is “Catch the Reading Bug.” “People in the community love and appreciate the programs,” branch supervisor, Selina Keever, said. Last year, more than 150 children attended the summer programs. “They’ll…

Davis and Son open new market

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Davis and Son Orchard has opened a new market in Pumpkin Center. “We’re trying to get away from our wholesale to processing plants and juice plants and focus more on retail and local wholesale,” said Alan Davis, the son of Davis and Son. The market in front of the Davis’…

Center helps hold community together

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In 1951 Howards Creek School opened its cafeteria doors to a slew of elementary, junior and high-school students. Now, more than 50 years later, the cafeteria serves all ages as a renovated community center. “The school ended up closing in 1987, and the property went back to the community,” Carolyn…