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Eminent photographer now embarking in new direction

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Ron Atchley has finally found his niche and he is not hanging up his camera…at least not yet. Atchley, who has been in Lincolnton 20 years at Ron Atchley Photography, will now open his studio by appointment only. He will focus on bridal photos, weddings, families and children portraits and…

Around Town 7/15/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Harvest Presbyterian Church (PCA) will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. This year’s theme will be “Faith Adventure: God’s Treasure Revealed,” and children ages 3 through fifth grade are welcome. The church is located at 707 Lithia Inn Road. To register, call…

Cherryville native makes NYC debut

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The experience of taking care of his elderly mother in Crouse led one New York City actor to pick up his pen and start writing a play. The result was “A Sense of Loss,” Cherryville native Robert Anthony’s first play. The experience encouraged him to write more plays – most…

Fishing since ’49

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Taylor’s Fishing Lake in west Lincoln has provided a place to fish since 1949, and the people keep coming. “I’ve been the owner for 14 years,” said Robert Fredell. “I enjoy meeting all the fisherman. It gives them a place to fish.” Although the lake is no longer operated by…

Storm-water runoff threat to water quality

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Few people realize that something as seemingly innocuous as a parking lot can pollute a stream and permanently alter stream habitat for fish, mussels, and other aquatic life. Storm-water runoff is the precipitation that flows over impervious surfaces, like parking lots and roofs, then down a storm drain and into…

Red Hatters make splash with fun birthday bash

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STANLEY – A sea of red and pink hats flooded the house of Raye Watson-Smyth Saturday afternoon. Ready to make a dive in Watson-Smyth’s swimming pool, the “Red Hatters of Forest Ridge” joined together to celebrate their “Birthday Bash One Year Anniversary.” “It’s hard to believe we have been together…

Temperatures steaming at Monday’s marine commission meeting

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CORNELIUS – Angry residents of Lake Norman came to talk to the Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) Monday night about personal watercrafts. “This is a repetitive problem that we see all the time,” said Bob Elliott, executive director of the commission. “Jet skis don’t follow the rules and everyone is…

Lake Calendar

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PARK DAY Park Day will be held at the East Lincoln Community Center at 10:30 a.m. on July 20. The event is co-sponsored with Lincoln County Library’s Summer Reading Program. It is open to children three to 12. For more information call (704) 483-8980. WAL-MART MEETING The East Lincoln Betterment…

80th birthday

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Curtain up on this year’s drama camp

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The little stars of tomorrow converged on Denver’s Charter School campus this week to ham it up and learn some, too. The Lincoln Theater Guild hosted its first week of the Footlights Drama Camp, sponsored by Grateful Growers Farms in Denver and Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton. “The camp provides…