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Campers digging things up

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Lots of kids love to play in the dirt, but a group of Lincoln County kids recently found out that getting dirty can be educational as well as fun. The Lincoln County Historical Association held an archaeology camp for seventh- and eighth-graders June 22-25. The campers set up shop at…

Quilters all have a creative spirit

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They come from different backgrounds. They work different jobs. Their ages range from 23 to 92, but there’s one thing the members of Lincoln Quilters have in common. “You have to have a creative spirit,” said Jean Funderburk, president of the guild. More than 100 examples of the results of…

Lincolnton native breathes life into Navy magazine

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Last November, Petty Officer 1st Class Garry Little of the U.S. Navy, a Lincolnton native, ended up the last standing member of the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan First Class Petty Officer’s Association. However, that situation didn’t last long. Little took it upon himself to rebuild the organization by recruiting new senior…

Elementary schools grow

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Lincoln County Schools announced Thursday that all of its elementary schools achieved high academic growth during the 2007-08 school year. The ABCs of Public Education were developed by the State Board of Education to “allow public schools to focus more on basic skills, higher accountability and more local control over…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Rodolfo Alvarado Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction s on charges of identity theft. Male,…

Around Town 8/8/2008

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FAMILY REUNION Descendents of Rudolph and Harriet Leatherman will have a reunion at 12 noon Sunday at Palm Tree United Methodist Church, 7356 Palm Tree Church Rd., Vale. The reunion begins at noon and lunch will be at 1 p.m. ELHS SCHEDULES East Lincoln High School students may pick up…

36th Street Bakery has 2nd location

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Rich wall colors and modern seating welcome customers as they walk into Rick Dudley’s second pastry shop. The 36th Street Bakery, Cafe and Catering, originally located at 106 Westview Drive, recently opened another location, this one in the heart of downtown Lincolnton. The bakery opened July 8 at what used…

Sheep prized pets for Lincoln family

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Becky Petrick grew up riding and showing horses, but her heart now belongs to a much fluffier animal – sheep. “There’s just something about them,” said the owner of Whistle Stop Farm in west Lincoln, which is home to four horses, 30 chickens, seven dogs, eight cats and 23 sheep.…

Fatz Cafй caters Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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Fatz Cafй of Lincolnton fed “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” cast, crew and volunteers during the show’s recent taping in Charlotte. “Everybody wanted to go,” said Byron Sackett, operating partner. “Did I have a problem taking volunteers? No, I didn’t.” The restaurant catered ABC’s Emmy-winning reality show for two days. Roughly…

Stroup’s has long Lincolnton history

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Stroup’s Jewelers in downtown Lincolnton has always been a place for romance – even when it was a soda shop. “We had booths back here, and they courted in those booths,” Ruth Stroup, who has worked in the store since it opened in 1952, said of her teenage customers. These…