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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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Rising juniors preparing for state graduation project

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As their senior year draws closer, students in the class of 2010, now rising juniors, have more and more questions about the North Carolina Graduation Project. Lincoln County’s rising 11th-graders will be the first class in the county to complete a graduation project. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Sherry Hoyle and…

Company has waste disposal, recycling help

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Entrepreneur Craig Price had a vision to provide manufacturers with waste disposal and recycling services. In 1995, he started Ecotech Inc. in Winston-Salem. Ecotech supplies “manufacturing companies with specialty chemical solutions and equipment as well as environmental and fluids management services,” Price said. Price moved his company to a Lakeside…

Principals named at 2 schools

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The Lincoln County Board of Education approved recommendations Monday for vacant principal positions at Union Elementary and West Lincoln Middle schools. Chris Kolasinski will be the new principal at Union, and John Robinson will be the new principal at West Middle. Both will begin their new duties on July 1.…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should stop signs or signals be used at St. James Church Road and Optimist Club Road at the new N.C. 16 when completed? Ann Fuller, Westport: “Actually I’d like to see a bridge because then we wouldn’t have to stop. But a signal would be better.” Linda Millsaps, Denver: “I…