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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…

Camp Meeting rolling along toward Sunday’s closing prayer

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Friday night at Rock Springs Campground found Bo Moore slaving over a hot grill. “I’ve got at least right at 20-some pounds of country ham for tonight,” Moore said. It was “Little Friday,” the first official night of the annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting, which kicked off last week with…

Lake living is nice but price is not

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Living on the lake in Lincoln County now comes at a higher price. Lakefront homeowners will pay $1,663.63 more this year in property taxes on average compared to 2007 after undergoing the first countywide reassessment in four years, according to the county tax administrator’s office. Nearly 1,500 property owners on…

Middle-schooler takes advantage of sports camps

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Eleven-year-old East Lincoln middle-schooler Chris Tomberlin loves sports. He loves them so much that he went to all three of East Lincoln High School’s sports camps. The Mustangs put on a basketball, baseball and most recently a football camp to help children learn the fundamentals of each sport. Tomberlin said…

New raw bar opens near Lake Norman

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Soon, local seafood lovers will be able to seek refuge at a new raw bar and grill near Lake Norman. The Naked Oyster Co. will open this month at 7913 Natalie Commons Drive. “We saw a need for a place like this in the Denver area. Since it is a…

Around Town 8/6/2008

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WAYNE’S FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant, N.C. 150 East, Denver. Dr. Rod Redelsperger with Carolina Internal Medicine will present the program. The cost is $6 per person and includes a tip. This monthly event is open to…