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Around Town 5/26/2006

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POOL OPENING The Lincolnton Recreation Pool located at Betty G. Ross Park will have a pre-season opening this coming weekend and Memorial Day. it will open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pool admission…

Teacher with Lincolnton roots named Excellence In Teaching Award winner

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Not content merely to implement successful teaching methods, Laurie Lyda was recently recognized by Catawba Valley Community College as an Excellence In Teaching Award winner for her willingness to invent new techniques to inspire her students. She is the daughter of Lincolnton residents James and Debby Lyda. “I’m drawn to…

Hundreds turn out for ESC job fair

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Nancy Blagg, 49, and her friend, Diane Habdas, 58, aren’t your typical job seekers. Besides middle age, both have vast experience in the field of customer service and both are looking for work. Blagg has been looking for some time, while Habdas just re-entered the job market. “The biggest obstacle…

The torch is passed

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Delta Kappa Gamma

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May has been a busy month for the sorority, (photo left) Wanda Lutz, outgoing president of the Beta Epsilon chapter, pins the president’s pin on Louise Lomick, who will serve as the chapter president from 2006 – 2008. The pin was given to the chapter by the family of the…

Lightning strike possible cause of Denver fire

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Denver firefighters were called to a home in the new Pebble Bay subdivision a week ago this past Sunday. (Left photo) Neighbor Ron Zarski captured the raging housefire from his residence next door. (Right photo) Fire officials said last week that lightning striking a tree appeared to be a cause…

Hail blessing, curse for auto-related businesses

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A Mother’s Day’s hail storm turned out to be a blessing for one Lincoln County business owner while a curse for another. John Rosenbaum, president of Auto Sports By The Lake, estimated $2 million in high-end vehicles received numerous dents and cracked windows from the storm. “All but one car…

New development coming to N.C. 73?

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A public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, for a conditional use rezoning to permit a 86,991-square-foot shopping center. According to Lincoln County zoning administrator Randy Hawkins, the project is located next to the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter. The site plan contains two anchor stores – one 24,000-square-feet…

New murals at Denver church

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More than 15 members of Denver United Methodist Church on N.C. 16 donated their time and talents from November to Palm Sunday to paint murals in the downstairs area of the church. According to church member and children ministries director Cynthia Hall, she wanted to do something special to make…

Kids Day

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Atkinson Family Chiropractic on N.C. 16, Denver, commemorated Kids Day Chiropractic America/International Saturday with a celebration at its office. (Top left photo) People with the Martial Arts Training Institute (MATI) perform a demonstration for the crowd. (Top right photo) Dr. Devin Atkinson gives a spinal screening to Crystal Hidalgo. (Bottom…