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Apple Queen hopefuls take stage Saturday

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Eleven Lincoln County young women will compete to become the 2009 Lincoln County Apple Queen 7 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens Center. “We’re looking for someone who can represent the county well, just a well-rounded person,” said Shirley Smith, who co-chairs the pageant. The event will have an evening gown…

Former Lincolnton resident follows dream

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Growing up, Rory Dunn knew he loved acting, but he was also knew he was constantly being told “You’ve got to have a day job.” One day during his sophomore year at Catawba College in Salisbury, he had an epiphany: “This could be my day job.” “It was the only…

Ribbon cuttings

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ABOVE: Maxine Young, owner of JoJo’s Kitchen is surrounded by Chamber of Commerce members and representatives as she cuts a ribbon for her new restaurant in Lincolnton a few weeks ago. BELOW: Giovanni’s Pizza and Pasta owner Leo Lomangino cuts a ribbon for his Denver restaurant a few weeks ago,…

50th anniversary

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83rd birthday

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Summer learning

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Vineyard erupting at restored Vesuvius

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Jay Thompson needed to meet his deadline. Thompson had to finish renovating Vesuvius Vineyards in time for his July wedding this year. It was the place he and his bride, Kristy Anne Kelly, had chosen to exchange their vows and host a reception for 230 guests. But the venue was…

Ministry fills book bags with school supplies

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East Lincoln Christian Ministry is stocking up on school supplies. The nonprofit organization is seeking donations for its annual Back to School program for children returning to school. Book bags are stuffed with supplies, including three-ring binders, paper, lead pencils, erasers, rulers and crayons or colored pencils. Some children receive…

Fundraiser to aid Community Foundation

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation, or LCCF, hopes a fundraiser at Vesuvius Vineyards will help raise $50,000 by Sept. 1. The Timken Foundation donated $50,000 to LCCF this year, but will give the nonprofit group another $50,000 if it can raise $50,000, giving LCCF a total of $150,000. LCCF is…

Around Town 8/5/2009

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold until Aug. 15 at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held…