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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…

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…