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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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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…

Heartfelt grief evident at Westport Marina

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First came the deafening boom and then thick, black smoke rose into the air. Westport Marina owner Lowry Hobbs ran from his sales office two blocks away. His worst fears were soon realized when he saw one of the most horrific scenes in his 59 years. The 80-foot yacht was…

Around Town 6/18/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26. FALL REGISTRATION Students returning to Gaston College may register for fall classes through Thursday. Course listings are available at www.gaston.edu. BOARD MEETING The Board of Directors for Lincoln Charter School…

‘Conservative’ budget brings sacrifices, Wood contends

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While Denver may continue to grow faster than the rest of Lincoln County, budget dollars for non-emergency services could remain relatively static in the years ahead. County Manager George Wood said Lincoln County’s nearly $157 million budget is “conservative.” It is also the first step in a long-term strategy to…

Summer magic

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Chesterbrook has classes for various ages

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Chesterbrook Academy, a private school for children ages 6 weeks through 4 years, opened Monday on N.C. 73. The academy has camps during the summer months and will begin its “Links to Learning” curriculum in September. One summer camp is geared towards 5-year-old children who have completed kindergarten through fourth-graders,…